OpenVZ is an open source virtualization technology for Linux which utilities containers to run separate Linux based operating systems on a single machine. OpenVZ is typically used as it touts a low overhead, of around 1-3% of CPU, compared to other virtualization technologies.

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Why does an OpenVZ host show processes running in a container?

My OpenVZ (debian) host environment has only the minimal packages installed. Now I was irritated to see a mysqld process in top when the mysql package is installed and running only in one container. ...
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How to limit bandwidth from inside OpenVZ container without tc?

As the title says I would like to know if it is possible to limit bandwidth (download and upload) of OpenVZ container (from inside it) without use of tc or any additional kernel driver (VPS provider ...
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OpenVZ container(s) and NAT

I have been trying to days to solve my NAT issue with OpenVZ. I have used their guide on their website/wiki, however I just seem to be unable to get it to work. My Linux box is running on CentOS 6 ...
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Setting up veth in proxmox

I have recently taken over an openvz stack from an admin that left, and I am having problems with veth interfaces. There are 3 CTs using the bridge vmbr0 in the stack, with their own public IP ...
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Trunk vlans inside openvz container (Proxmox)

I have a node running OpenVZ CT (ProxMox). eth1 on HN are bridged through vmbr1 to veth device on CT101 (eth1 inside container). (Host Node) eth1 -> vmbr1 <- veth101.1 <- eth1 (CT101) No ...
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how to create virtual private server in openVZ with two physical interfaces

I have couple of queries What are the possible ways to create a virtual private server with two physical interfaces(eth0 and eth1) in openVZ? if not how it should be achieved ? vzctl set 101 ...
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OpenVZ - SMTP - telnet - Connection timed out

I have problem with SMTP in my OpenVZ container. I've created OpenVZ container by Proxmox on dedicated server in OVH. This container will be as mail server. So I create on "mother-server" rules to ...
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How do hosting providers give each container a unique public IP? [closed]

I'm looking in to starting my own hosting company; even if I'm only paid in experience. At first, I thought I'd create shell scripts to automate the creation of OpenVZ containers. But then I ...
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IP Rotation using iptables on OpenVZ [duplicate]

I want to set IP Rotation using iptables so I am using below code.My server Virtualization Type is OpenVZ. My server provider has enabled all the options then also don't know what is the wrong, It is ...
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Ping from OpenVZ host to container

I have a host with multiple containers. I would to ping from the host to container, and vice versa. Currently ping works only from inside a container to the host, e.g.: root@c1313s02:~# vzctl enter ...
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openvz: limit resource usage of common services?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS inside a OpenVZ (Virtuozzo) container. There are basic services running (Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, MariaDB, OpenVPN, LDAP, memcached, php-fpm, nscd) and I am already ...
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SSD caching using bcache or dm-cache on kernel 2.6.32-042stab104.1

I'm looking to use bcache or dm-cache with the latest OpenVZ kernel (2.6.32-042stab104.1) on CentOS 6. Unfortunately, dm-cache and bcache are part of kernel 3.10, but I know the OpenVZ kernel has a ...
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Proxmox Console to OpenVZ Container has two login shells

I am using ProxmoxVE. Proxmox is running in Stand Alone Mode. I have a variety of CentOS 7 containers running. When I try to use the "Console" button to login to the machine I am presented with two ...
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Running containers inside a virtual machine?

It is my understanding that containers are much more lightweight than VMs because they do not virtualize the hardware but instead just isolate the software running in them from software running in ...
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OpenVPN don't start: --cert fails with 'client.crt': No such file or directory

I have a VPS Server running with openVZ and CentOs 6 and I want to install openVPN on it. I followed this tutorial: ...
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OpenVZ container doesn't start, “unable to read inode block”

I'm having some problems with OpenVZ/Ploop. Installed OpenVZ on a brand new thinkserver today. My /vz/ partition is ~5.2 TB large (4x2TB RAID 5). When I try to create/start containers ploop fails with ...
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firewalld service is running, but firewall-cmd doesn't work

I am new to Centos 7/Server management. I am trying to figure out how to work with firewalld. my kernel release is: 2.6.32-042stab084.20(OpenVZ) And: #firewall-cmd --version #0.3.9 The problem is ...
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OpenVZ Throttle Container CPU

I'm looking for a way to throttle OpenVZ containers CPU after it's hit a certain load limit automatically. IE: container 101 hits a 3.0 load, I want to throttle the CPU down to 1.0 for a limited ...
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Tracking user activity in openvz container?

I have been trying to figure out a way to track user activity in an openvz container for a long time now (auditd like in KVM's). This is a PCI-DSS requirement. I can't seem to find any good ...
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Cannot start OpenVZ container

When I try to start container I got Starting container... Opening delta /var/lib/vz/private/100/root.hdd/root.hdd Adding delta dev=/dev/ploop15117 img=/var/lib/vz/private/100/root.hdd/root.hdd (rw) ...
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resizing a Debian linux partition without losing data

i have made by mistake a small partition partion on my Debian installation and after installing openvz on this bare metal server i notice that i created production vps on this partion and that it ...
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Managing OpenVZ containers with Ansible

Is there any elegant way to manipulate OpenVZ containers with Ansible? Sure I can install an SSH daemon on each and put my public keys, but as soon as there is a vzcl enter command maybe there is a ...
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OpenVZ, veth interface and getting ip from dhcp from the inside of containers

I have OpenVZ server (centos) with one interface eth0, also I have dhcp server in the same network. I need container with ip from dhcp server. So, I created guest node with the veth interface, after ...
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OpenVZ containers will not start after a reboot

vzctl start 192 Dump file /vz/dump/Dump.192 exists, trying to restore from it Restoring container ... Opening delta /vz/private/192/root.hdd/root.hdd Data cluster 1112 beyond EOF, vsec=47137... FATAL ...
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Native software on dedicated machine vs virtualizing services on dedicated machine

I used to have a VPS, and the benefits of a VPS are pretty obvious: instant snapshots, instant booting, instant and one click changes rollback (so if I mess up really bad, even losing network ...
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Enable IP forwarding inside an OpenVZ container but disable it on host

Is it possible to enable IP forwarding inside an OpenVZ container but keep it disabled in host system? I understand that OpenVZ containers and host share kernels, but I can use sysctl to set ...
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OpenVZ : live migration fails

I can't launch live migration of OpenVZ container between two proxmox nodes... Feb 05 03:30:27 starting migration of CT 102 to node 'madrid' (xx.xx.xx.xx) Feb 05 03:30:27 container is running - using ...
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My server boots a kernel I don't recognize

On my dedicated server I'm running Debian 7.5 as an OS. I have installed OpenVZ for amd64 architecture to use the benefits of virtualization but after successfully installing it (following these ...
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fdisk -l return cannot open /proc/partitions

I have a Debian server with 4.5Go on the /dev/simfs partition. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs 4.5G 3.2G 1.3G 72% / tmpfs 474M 76K 474M 1% /run ...
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Bridge configuration on OpenVZ

I have been using an OpenVZ environment left behind by a previous employee. A while ago I needed to use virtual eth devices to try a specific application. After removing VETH might have misconfigured ...
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Limiting OpenVZ SMTP Per Hour

How would I limit SMTP connections per hour on the host node for a /24 block? For example, I want to limit it to 50 emails per hour. Thanks
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Ordering mount --bind and OpenVZ start on boot

I am using mount --bind to share some directories/files between containers. My issue is that on root server boot, the containers are started, but these mounts are not yet mounted. Some of the services ...
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Ploop vzctl compact ctid unable to reclaim

I have tried using the scripts and also command vzctl compact ctid to reclaim the new free space for the vps with the ploop, but it do not extend the free space. I am getting following result: Trying ...
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Run 'rng-tools' in OpenVZ container

I have a problem with run 'rngd' inside OpenVZ container: root@server:~# rngd -r /dev/urandom unable to adjust write_wakeup_threshold: Permission denied Is it possible to run an application in ...
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Is Ploop a bad idea for OpenVZ?

I know that with Ploop you lose disk space as files are added/deleted within a container and you have to manually compact the container, but i have also read that if you reboot or there is a crash the ...
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Does updating vzctl and ploop require server reboot?

If we yum update vzctl and ploop on centOS 6, 64-bit, does that require we reboot the server, or stop and start all containers? Just trying to understand if a normal yum update for these two software ...
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OpenVPN Port forwarding on a OpenVZ VPS

I've been trying for the past 3 hours to forward the 443 port from my client to the 20443 port on my server (CentOS 7 on OpenVZ), so i can access it on myserverip:20443. I have OpenVPN Access ...
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OpenVZ Container Restart [closed]

I'm wondering if there are any public scripts to automatically restart OpenVZ containers on certain load amount / high cpu. Trying to limit my containers on my personal machine, thanks.
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iptables NAT can't initialise on Debian openvz [duplicate]

So i want to create a nat rule for an openVPN server. After getting trouble with the TAP/TUN Devices, it's finally working i think It's working greate but not routed so useless. Now i have to make a ...
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OpenVZ: Simfs vs Ploop

Till now I was using Simfs for my containers and as I don't need any space restrictions, it fit me well. What is the advantage of ploop? From my point of view, it just forces me to set the space ...
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MySQL 5.6.21 on Debian 7.7 — nice is automatically set to 19 several seconds after starting it up; can't figure out why

I'm running MySQL 5.6.21 on an OpenVZ VPS with Debian 7.7. MySQL is installed from the DotDeb repository (full version number is 5.6.21-1~dotdeb.1). Whenever the MySQL server is started or restarted, ...
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OpenVZ: shmpages keep increasing

I have an OpenVZ VPS. However the shmpages always increases to the limit in one or two days. My RAM usage is low (233M without cache). I only run nginx, php-fpm, and mariadb on the VPS. I've asked my ...
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Disk partition to Virtual Machine / OpenVZ container

I am relatively new to running virtual machines / OpenVZ containers so if I have miss understood something please let me know. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed straight to a partition on my ...
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Share /etc/hosts between root machine and containers

I have a Centos machine with OpenVZ containers. For each container I have an alias in /etc/hosts. I would like to be able to share the /etc/hosts between the root and the containers. Is there a way to ...
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need to load xt_tcpudp module in Debian 7 Wheezy with OpenVZ kernel. Error: 'could not open'

I followed this guide IPTABLES inside container guide @ openvz.org I'm running Debian 7 Wheezy x64 which was dist-updgrade'd before installing OpenVZ. The container is Debian7 x64 minimal. It's ...
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Restoring OpenVZ Container Filesystem Backup

I have a server running OpenVZ -- everyday, a full filesystem backup is made to another server. However, there are no VZ container snapshots being made. So, I have a full filesystem backup of ...
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Proxmox 3 cluster configuration disappeared

We have been running a Proxmox VE version 3 system for some time without issues. Abruptly, the /etc/cluster/cluster.conf file disappeared, pve-cluster and cman fell over and containers became ...
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Dealing/Fixing the Ploop issue with OpenVZ — relclaiming lost space

So OpenVZ Ploop has a bug where if users add then delete files the space becomes unclaimed and the disk eventually runs out of space. Now there is a script that fixes that(included below). However, ...
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Proxmox vps container connection problems

I have Proxmox on my node server which have ip:5.189.190.* and I created openvz container on an ip : 213.136.87.* and installed centos 6 on it The problem: Cann't connect to container ssh directly ...
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Proxmox OpenVZ and KVM talking on one host private IP's

I have a proxmox server running version 3.2-132, here's the relevant version information: root@sol:~# pveversion -v proxmox-ve-2.6.32: 3.2-132 (running kernel: 2.6.32-31-pve) pve-manager: 3.2-4 ...