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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ip6tables forward chain filters all ports

Trying the following on a centos 6 node (running openvz kernel) ip6tables -F ip6tables -X ip6tables -P FORWARD DROP ip6tables -A FORWARD -p tcp -m multiport --dports 21,22,80,443 -j ACCEPT ip6tables ...
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What packages can I update in OpenVZ contained guest?

Recently I bought low cost (1$/m, 256 MiB) VPS based on OpenVZ virtualization. There are pre-built guest Debian 7.0. I like stay with more recent Debian stable release - 8.0. Is it safe to: sed -i ...
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Determining what type of virtualisation used on VPS/VDS? [duplicate]

I bought VPS/VDS and want to know what virtualization used. I have a root prompt in Debian Linux.
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CentOS 7 firewall-cmd not found

I have just installed CentOS 7: [root@new ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) I am trying to configure the firewall, and I'm told that in CentOS 7 iptables is no ...
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can't initialize iptables table `nat' in Proxmox Openvz vm

When I tried to run an iptables command in the Proxmox OpenVZ vm, I got the following error: # iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o venet -j MASQUERADE && iptables-save iptables v1.4.21: can't ...
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Can't ssh after configuring sshd_config

I have configured my sshd configuration files to listen to ipv6 addresses, but forgot to uncomment ipv4 local addresses. Here is a snippet from my configuration file: AddressFamily any ListenAddress ...
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Is it possible to transfer OpenVZ VPS image to XEN platform?

I'm having a memory related issue with my vps on openvz platform and I guess that my hosting provider is overselling RAM. So, I'm thinking to move on a xen platform since ram cannot be oversold but I ...
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OpenVZ Host Node showing up in traceroutes

I've installed SolusVM as a Master server that will host OpenVZ containers on a fresh install of CentOS 6.6 What i am now noticing is that if i traceroute one of my containers IP addresses i see the ...
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OpenVZ: Node iptables doesn't append rules

I want to make a set of rules on iptables inside of a node, but it seems that the iptables isn't appending all the rules or somehow and kick me out everytime I run the following script (I'm using this ...
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LXC containers on a OpenVZ VPS

I am trying to run LXC on a VPN that is hosted in OpenVZ, I have tried doing this with multiple image flavours, ubuntu. centos, debian... with no luck. LXC installs correctly but containers fail to ...
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IPSec on OpenVZ multiple ip addresses, using 127.0.0.2 on venet0

I have an OpenVZ box with IPSec enabled. root@wa000:~# ipsec verify Checking your system to see if IPsec got installed and started correctly: Version check and ipsec on-path ...
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Debian limit number of TCP sockets for a process (especially tor) on OpenVZ

I have a debian 7.8 server, running on OpenVZ. On this server I'm running a tor relay and some other network services (like apache and mysql). However the tor service seems to eat up all my available ...
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IP from multi gateway, openvz debian

I have a problem with network in my dedicated server. I have a host: ip 188.60.240.71 netmask 255.255.255.128 gateway 188.60.240.1 broadcast 188.60.240.127 network 188.60.240.0 I order additional ...
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Port Forwarding through OpenVPN to Client on OpenVZ

Edit: Okay I will try to make this more clear. What I am trying to achieve is simply a port forward, through my OpenVZ hosted openvpn server, to a service running on a client. There are a few ...
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OpenVZ add physical server auth key/ no localhost?

Okay so i have setup openVZ Webpanel but first of all I don't get to see localhost in the physical servers list and then if I try to add a new physical server I need some kind of auth key to add it. ...
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How to clone a VPS with OpenVZ [closed]

So I recently started reselling unmanaged VPS. Now I thought it would be nice if my customers could monitor their VPS and control it via a web panel thus I planned to install OpenVZ. I now want to ...
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How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address?

How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address ? I'm using VETH Container. I used this command to configure the network : vzctl set xxx --save --netif_add ethx,,,FE:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
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HA Cluster with OpenVZ and DRBD

I would like to create an HA Cluster using OpenVZ and DRBD. I found this tutorial http://www.olindata.com/blog/2013/12/building-ha-cluster-openvz-drbd-heartbeat-and-pacemaker and I got as far as Step ...
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RAM usage by Apache server in Wordpress Site

I need some advice as I have a VPS OpenVZ with 1GB Ram and 1GB burstable. I am running a site on wordpress and my site users are about 2000 per day. My DB size is about 90MB and I am using latest ...
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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