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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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 ...
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How to maximize I/O on an OpenVZ VPS node?

I have an OVZ node with 46 VPSes. The SSD drive had 400Mb/s but after filling the node with VPSes the SSD drive sometimes drops to 40Mb/s. How can I prevent this from happening? Is there a way to ...
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How to list disk space usages of all containers on an OpenVZ server?

I have an OpenVZ server with 46 containers. How do I get a list of all the containers with their corresponding disk usage?
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PPTP connection gets terminated after I try to do a speedtest

my connection to pptp gets terminated when I try to do a speedtest on speedtest.net I have a vps account with centos 5 installed. It uses openvz for virtualization. on /var/logs/messages the error ...
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How do I add eth0 on centos 5 that is using openvz

I have a vps account with CentOS 5 installed. It uses OpenVZ for virtualization. Now I'm trying to install pptp service (using this guide) on it. I'm currently on Step 6 but I don't see any eth0 ...
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OpenVZ MySQL InnoDB won't start

I have a OpenVZ Server with 4GB RAM and have tried to install MySQL on several distros (Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit, Ubuntu 12.10 64Bit, Debian 7 64Bit) and I always get the same errors: 130718 6:57:27 ...
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CentOS 6 VPN or Proxy Server compatible with OpenVZ

So I tried to install an L2TP/IPSEC VPN on CentOS 6 using ipsec-tools and racoon. Unfortunately my VPS host uses OpenVZ which is apparently incompatible with IPSEC. (Of course if someone knows how to ...
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Connection on MySQL very slow between to OpenVZ CT

I created a private cloud with OpenVZ, with some CT linked by Venet. One CT hosts a MySQL server, configured to listen on 192.168.1.21 When, from an other CT, I ping 192.168.1.21, I have a ping of ...
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Can't SSH to localhost

I've spotted a problem on one of my openVZ Containers. There is a tool running for managing git repositories on a server which needs to connect this server by SSH. That tool is running on the same ...
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Get an OpenVZ container's cpuload realtime in a bash script

I have a bash script which uses CPU cores rather intensively. Recently my VPS was suspended due to server load. The main reason is a cron job for a bash script which checks for Wordpress plugins and ...
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Cloning OpenVZ container

I have an OpenVZ container on 1 host and I would like to clone it over to my server. both run SolusVM. I only have root access to my server and would like to host the container on my server now. Can ...
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OpenVPN-AS not starting

I have been trying to get an OpenVPN Access server running but I am having a lot of trouble. I have a host node running Proxmox and I would like an OpenVZ container to run the server. I have gone ...
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Best Guest OS for running FreeSWITCH under Proxmox

We have a lot of Asterisk systems running on dedicated machines and would like to use FreeSWITCH to replace a number of them. One of the advantages of FreeSWITCH is supposed to be that it is doing ...
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openvz: making directory /run/shm persistant?

I just upgraded my server to ubuntu 12.04. But the last updates failed because of an error with the update of the package 'initscripts': Setting up initscripts (2.88dsf-13.10ubuntu11) ... mkdir: ...
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Two IPs - One OpenVPN instance, impossible?

I have a debian 64bit vps, OpenVZ, with perfectly working openvpn server. I have ADDITIONAL IP which I want to use on that same openvpn server and I can't make it work. It only works if I specify ...
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IPTables isn't forwarding anything

I currently have set up IPTables on my server to forward certain ports on a specific interface (venet0:1) to a second server, at a different IP. My config file looks like this: # Generated by ...
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openvz containers optimization

i am trying to optimize 14 containers on 64 G.B ram , 16 Core processor based on Centos 5.9 Final 64 Bit Distribution the load average of the server up to 300 this is my memory stats # vzmemcheck ...
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NFS mount failing in OpenVZ container but working in Ubuntu

I am running a debian 6.0 open VZ container and can't get my NFS share to mount. The error I am getting is mount.nfs: mount to NFS server '' failed: timed out, giving up However, using the same exact ...
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recipient rejected in a SMTP connection from a OpenVz container [closed]

I'm facing a strange problem. I'm getting a recipient rejected on a SMTP server only from inside an OpenVZ container, while from the physical server everything works fine. Here's an example of a ...
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Proxmox 2.3 don't use mount script

I am running proxmox 2.3 Since I installed proxmox on a new server I definitely can't use mount and unmount script on a container and I don't know why. Proxmox just doesn't read those scripts. Here ...
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OpenVZ Host Node and IPTables

Can you use IPTables on the host node or does that effect all the containers on the node? I am unsure as to if using iptables will effect all the containers below or not.
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OpenVZ - Ubuntu 12.04 unable to enter

I've setup an Ubuntu 12.04 on OpenVZ, it's been created and appears to start up fine. When I try to enter the OS it just hangs. I've ran ps aux with the exec and it returns: USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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Find ddos attack on OpenVZ container [duplicate]

How do you figure out which OpenVZ contain is under attack from a dDoS? I know it is an attack because the b/w and incoming traffic shot WAY up. Can this be done with netstat? Are some attacks not ...
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Firewall blocking ssh out from a openVz container

I'm using a firewall on the HN to open/close the ports of the containers directly from the HN. I'm using the iptables script from the openvz wiki. Everything works fine but I cannot ssh out from the ...
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How to over 500000 cpuunits on OpenVZ [closed]

I have a OpenVZ and i would like to allocate more than 500000 cpu units. But the max i can set is 500000. Does he have a solution to give more power to my vm? According to all the sources I read ...
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Find IP addresses with most connections on system

I am currently experiencing some attacks on my OpenVZ server (CentOS 6.3 64bit), which is saturating the public ethernet interface (currently accessing SSH via the private interface). Is it possible ...
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Puppet provider does not install prerequisites

I have cloned a module for virtual machines, but when I try to apply a virtual machine to a node, I get Error: Could not find a suitable provider for virt, which is understandable given that the ...
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Does our VPS have its kmemsize limit set too low?

Short Version: Are there any official guidelines on what the kmemsize barrier and limit should be set to for a container in Virtuozzo/OpenVZ intended to be used as a Web server? We've found posts ...
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Can you make the /vz directory a symlink?

I have a OpenVZ VPS server with a 500GB hard drive and 240GB SSD. I'd like to have each VM's files stored on the SSD. Can I make their directory within /vz symlink to a directory on the SSD? There ...
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Are there any rules as to how IP address should be assigned to each container in OpenVZ?

I have OpenVZ running on CentOS system connected to a LAN.The internal IP address of the host machine is 192.168.2.152.Two containers have been created and the IP addresses I assigned are ...
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Issue on yum update with kernel

--> Running transaction check ---> Package e2fsprogs-resize2fs-static.x86_64 0:1.42.3-3.el6.1.ovz will be installed ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.32-358.2.1.el6 will be installed --> ...
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Parallels Apache stopped loading virtual host config files? [closed]

Apache on a server i'm helping manage has stopped reading virtual host configuration files. It's OpenVZ with a Plesk control panel. The client used Plesk to create the virtual hosts, and the config ...