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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yum update MemoryError 1G memory free

I am trying to do yum update and getting "MemoryError". The server (OpenVZ box) has 2G RAM and Percona MySQL server running with 1G InnoDB buffer configured. The OS is CentOS 6.5, kernel ...
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Unable to get OpenVPN working on Ubuntu on an OpenVZ VPS

I have TUN/TAP enabled server.conf port 1194 proto udp dev tun ca ca.crt cert server.crt key server.key dh dh1024.pem server 10.8.0.0 255.255.255.0 ifconfig-pool-persist ipp.txt push ...
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Why does installing vzctl on a fresh Centos6.5-minimal break network connectivity?

I seem to have encountered a bug in vzctl's installation. Upon installing it in a clean CentOS6.5-minimal installation according to the official wiki, network connectivity is limited to pinging IP ...
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Logging connections on a port of a openvz container by iptables

I'm trying to log the connections that are made on the container with the IP x.x.x.x I'm sending an email using postfix by the mail command but I don't see any logs. Here is my configuration: ...
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openvz tar implausibly old time stamp

I'm trying to restore a 26 G tar dumpo of an openvz container. The problem is, that when untarring this error comes up: implausibly old time stamp 1969-12-31 18:00:00 and the it doesn't finish the ...
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“Warning: hostname localhost does not resolve to address ::1: No address associated with hostname” inside an openVZ/Debian container

I'm getting the mesage regulary inside mail.log from postfix. In special, but not only, at mails send received mailman. warning: hostname localhost does not resolve to address ::1: No address ...
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how much openvz burstable memory can be used

I want to buy a VPS having openvz virtualization. Now the applications that i m currently hosting( glassfish, mysql, mail) requires around 600~800 MB of RAM. Would I be able to run my applications ...
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Modifications to sysctl.conf in openVZ container, do they even take effect?

I'm following a security guide(http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/how-secure-ubuntu-1204-lts-server-part-1-basics) to strengthen my OpenVZ based VPS webserver running Ubuntu 12.04 , a part of that ...
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“kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 1 - Operation not permitted” — millions of such messages each minute in kern.log on OpenVZ VPS? [closed]

I'm seeing repeated never ending such messages in kern.log on my OpenVZ ubuntu 12.04 server. Mar 2 06:23:33 localhost kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 1 - Operation not permitted. Mar 2 ...
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Should I get extra IPs?

This is my proposed setup using OpenVZ containers (hosted on Proxmox): CT 1: MySQL and nginx. Hosts all databases and multiple websites(domains). Used ports are 80, 443, 3306, 8080 CT 2, 3, 4: These ...
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Automated hostname availability for OpenVZ environments

for several years now I am administrating some OpenVZ Hardwarenodes with a fairly low amount of containers per node (10-20). I'm about to setup a new machine, and what's always bothering me is the ...
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No buffers in memory. What it means?

This is a memory stats from my VPS (OpenVZ). $ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 800 405 394 0 0 405 -/+ ...
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Heavy production MySQL/Percona Database in openvz container

So I'm currently running a MySQL 5.1 database, with the following specs: Proc: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz RAM: 64 Go disks: 2x 100 Go SSD (RaidSoft) I'm planning to migrate my ...
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How to diagnose sporadic performance issues?

I have a web application with very varying response times and can't find out what causes that. That's the (quite complicated) setup: Powerful (i7, 32GB RAM) dedicated server in a German data center, ...
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Can't run CSF on the host machine using Open VZ

I managed to configure CSF on my three VM inside OpenVZ, but when I try to run it on the host, all the VMs become unreachable. I can see that the host is been attacked, and it would be critical if it ...
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Would using containers be appropriate for a virtual lab?

So far i have been running a VM lab using virtual box, however functionally i cant see a difference between using virtualbox and a container based virtualization application, such as lxc. This is ...
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Certificate issues at OpenVZ Ubuntu containers

today I came up with the problem that certificates cannot be verified on my openvz ubuntu containers. I checked the /etc/ssl/certs folder which is readable and seems to be ok. However, when I try to ...
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Difference between OpenVZ and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers OS templates and the way how CentOS and Debian starts inside the container

I have an Parallels Virtuozzo Containers VPS with CentOS 5 OS template. I can't change the template trough the PVC Power Panel nor by asking my provider to do that. He told me that the image is the ...
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Remote access forbidden (HY000) to specific mysql client

A MySQL server is located at central.hwcharts.com; it is the master of a basic master-slave replication which replicates toward host0.hwcharts.com, located on a different physical machine which ...
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Why is OpenVZ less secure than KVM and XEN [closed]

I've read many forums and blogs and articles comparing OpenVZ, KVM and XEN. And I have seen many times that one of the negatives of OpenVZ is that its less secure. However, I have yet to see an ...
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How does vzdump treats hard links pointing out of the virtual machine?

I have an OpenVZ container containing some hard links pointing to the host file system. For example, I have run on the host ln /root/file /var/lib/vz/private/101/root/link Now I'm asking myself: if ...
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Using ufw on OpenVZ-based VPSes

I'm facing with a problem to set up ufw on Ubuntu 12.04 running on an OpenVZ-based VPS. I know there is limitations for ufw. I googled a bunch of articles how to resolve the issue (like: ...
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Ghost user in debian?

I have an openvz vps with debian, I am new to linux and the command line environment although i can setup a webserver. I have just noticed that there is a ghost user because when i execute /usr/bin/w ...
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tmpfs is getting unmounted somehow

I have reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 onto my OpenVZ VPS. I downloaded the teamspeak server and installed it via the instructions here. I added the line to /etc/fstab: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults ...
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Why is a remote IP redirecting to a local server?

I've got a rack full of Linux servers that host OpenVZ containers and for some reason when I attempt to connect to a certain remote IP from inside a few of the OpenVZ containers (using telnet, for ...
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SolusVM Ubuntu 13.10 OpenVZ networking issue/bug

I currently have a server running SolusVM and using OpenVZ virtualization. I downloaded the new Ubuntu 13.10 from their official repo http://openvz.org/Download/template/precreated and installed it on ...
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OpenVZ sharing PHP5-FPM socket

I need a problem with sharing php5-fpm.sock between 2 vz containers I have 2 containers: 1. with NGINX 2. with PHP5 and PHP5-FPM Link containers over NFS I tried using: 1. mount --bind ...
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openvz / centos 6 vps yum failing with error

Installed new openvz container with centos 6.4 64bit Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.32-431.el6 will be installed --> Processing ...
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OpenVPN forwarding keeps redirecting me to server itself (with openVZ)

I'm trying to configure a VPN on a new virtual server, powered with OpenVZ. I took the configuration of my current VPN, which is hosted on a Xen VPS and pasted it on my new server. After many tries, I ...
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OpenVZ vSwap Host Configuration

I wish to allocate vSwap memory to my OpenVZ containers. Where does OpenVz get the vSwap memory from? If the host were to run out of physical RAM, would the host start to use its own normal swap ...
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Outbound HTTP traffic being blocked by APF - outbound filter is off

I'm using CentOS 6.4 inside an OpenVZ container. I'm trying to configure APF 9.7-2 to allow inbound SSH and HTTP traffic (only) and outbound HTTP and HTTPS traffic (don't care much if other outbound ...
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Mount a folder on OpenVZ Container

I'm struggling to get an NFS filesystem mounted on godaddy VPS. It looks like they are using OpenVZ, and I'm unable to mount an NFS filesystem share from one VPS to another. Does anyone know a way to ...
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Proxmox openvz guest can only reach node

I have a running ProxmoxVE 3.1 cluster which is up-to-date and can reach all destinations. I have installed the default debian-7 template to a node, with bridged network via a veth interface. The ...
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Transfer used ram to swap and free more physical ram

I have a vps with 256m physical ram and 512m swap space, I am trying to use a software that need more than 256m and less than 512m ram, so it uses swap. The problem is at some moment of the ...
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Shell access for a KVM VM

I would like to access my KVM VM with a shell. I created it via proxmox 2.3, Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on it via an official template. I would like to find the same command as vzctl enter ...
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Assigning IPs to OpenVZ containers

I have recently bought myself a physical server and I am trying to create containers which would have their IPs. The physical machine has both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. I have accessible another IPv4 ...
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Setup IPv4 local on IPv6 VPS

I have a dedicated server running multiple IPv6 only OpenVZ containers. I want them to be able to communicate with the IPv4 internet, but I realized that isn't going to be possible with IPv6 only. So ...
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Where can I find the range of IP addresses of my container OpenVZ

I'm looking for the "range of IP addresses of my container"... Where can I find those ? /etc/network/interfaces ? ifconfig ? I don't know and I can't find any answers... I need it for this tutorial ...
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Variable host IP address in iptables rule

I am running CentOS 6.4 with OpenVZ on my laptop. In order to provide Internet access for the VEs I have to apply the following rule on the laptop: iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -j SNAT --to-source ...
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openVZ mount of host folder

i am trying to setup openVZ on my new server, but I am running into a problem with mounting the folders which i cant understand. It shows different files in the VZ and on the Host, despite the mount ...
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Why is Linux choosing the wrong source ip address

and what to do to let it choose the right one? This all happens inside an OpenVZ container: The Host is Debian/Wheezy with Redhat/OpenVZ Kernel: root@mycl2:~# uname -a Linux mycl2 ...
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OpenVZ: Custom settings on container startup / Choosing the right MySQL Server

What I have: Two servers running Wheezy/OpenVZ with One MySQL container on each host master/master replicated (mysql1/mysql2) Replicated DNS on each host (dns1/dns2) different web-containers on ...
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Using Proxmox Kernel on Wheezy without proxmox system

I'm going to run two servers with OpenVZ on Wheezy. Since there are sadly no OpenVZ kernels in debian anymore I want to use the Proxmox kernel instead. I'm doing all replication with scripts I have ...
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Linux: File is not shown in ls but cannot be touched with message “File exists”

I can remember creating this file but it disapeard. But not completely: root@XXX:/etc/vz/conf# ls -al total 0 drwxr-x--- 2 root www-data 0 Okt 1 16:04 . drwxr-x--- 2 root www-data 0 Okt 1 16:04 .. ...
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Can i “service network restart” on dedi?

If i do "service network restart" Linux command on my OpenVZ VPS Dedicated Host server (i mean server where is virtual machines - VPSs thru OpenVZ hypervisor, how this can affect virtual machines?
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Why would you use Xen as opposed to OpenVZ for trusted Linux-only host/guests? [closed]

Every time I need to create VPSs out of one of our machines, I (re)think the virtualization technologies, and seem to end up with OpenVZ being the most suitable for performance reasons when all I want ...
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What's the expected behaviour of multiple hostname entries with different IP addresses in /etc/hosts?

I know this has been discussed in several places, but there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer yet - at least not for RHEL 6. I'm just hoping someone might be able to point to how it's working so ...
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Where is the startup script/file for an OpenVZ container? [closed]

I start my container and it has a few errors. [xxx@centosbuilder1 etc]$ sudo vzctl start 1011 Starting container... Container is mounted Adding IP address(es): 10.0.64.23 cp: cannot stat ...
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Setting locale in Ubuntu 12.04 (openvz)

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 as virtual openVZ guest. The defined locale for LC_* in basic setup is POSIX. I'd like to change this to en_US.UTF-8. So I installed language_pack_en_base ...
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Cannot make Java Package on an OpenVZ container

I'm trying to install Sun's Java SDK 7 by following the Debian Wiki instructions using java-package. But it won't work on an OpenVZ proxmox container. I'm running Debian Wheezy 7.0-2 64bit on all my ...