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We are running a xenserver. One VM crashed, the other VMs seem to run normally.

But now we can not restart this VM any more.

Not even xe-toolstack-restart is showing any reaction any more.

We do not want to do a hard-reset of the full system. How can we get the control back?

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check this out jasonsamuel.com/tag/restart-toolstack –  jspeshu Aug 27 '12 at 12:53
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If all of your vms are shutdown gracefully then a hard shutdown of XenServer doesn't really pose any danger

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The problem is exactly this: We want to avoid shutting down the VMs. –  Alex Feb 20 '13 at 12:10
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You could try

/opt/xensource/debug/destroy_domain -domid <UUID of domain>

More info at:


It worked for me once.

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