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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Issue with kernel boot [OVH SERVER]

Trying to install OpenVZ kernel on Centos 6.3, Yes my kernel is installed i can see it in the /boot folder, yes it is Rhel6 and yes it is all up to date, i checked this with yum update. My issue ...
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How do I get my Proxmox VM to access the internet without a public IP address

I would like to create a proxmox vm and have that vm be able to ping/access external websites without having to assign a public ip to it. How do I do this? The VM is running centos 6
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CentOS 6.3 Virtual under OpenVZ cannot ping, host lookups, outbound connections while postfix running

My best theory is that some kernel limit is being hit preventing outbound connections. We have tried basically everything from tcpdumps to provisioning an entirely new virtual server (we do not have ...
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Virtualization on Atom D2700

Will paravirtualization work fine on Atom D2700 with 4 Gb RAM? Just several ubuntu/debian (maybe others) VM's with not heavy loads (LAMP for tests, torrent client, file server for PC and Mac etc.). ...
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Can't Install php5-dev on Ubuntu 12.04 running OpenVZ

I'm trying to fetch the php apc package using pecl and running into a problem that I believe may be caused by OpenVZ. To do so I need php5-dev. When I try to install it via apt-get, I get this: ...
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How to mount together a filesystem tree for use in openvz?

I want my vm to use a filesystem tree consisting of multiple filesystem mounted together: mount <root-path> /var/lib/vz/private/<id>/ mount <home-path> ...
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How to kill an openvz container?

An openvz container can be stopped with vzctl stop <id> , but this needs the cooperation from the init inside the container. In case a container is compromised a way is needed to stop the ...
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yum update failed

I have problem doing a yum update on my OpenVZ VPS. I get this error message: (56/69): glibc-devel-2.5-81.el5_8.7.x86_64.rpm | 2.4 MB 00:00 (57/69): ...
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Should I choose KVM/XEN over OpenVZ or use them together?

I've got a dual xeon e5504 server, with [for now] only 8GB of ram. Storage is'n impressive either: 3x 146GB sas in raid5 + 500GB sata drives. Currently it works as a development server, but it's over ...
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Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/as0t0: No such file or directory (errno=2)

I just attempted to install OpenVPN Access Server on my Debian VPS that uses OpenVZ. It installed fine, however when I try to start it from the administration panel, I get these errors: process ...
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Is it possible to disable or tune filesystem cache sharing for OpenVZ?

For OpenVZ, an implementation of container-based virtualization, it seems that host and all guests are sharing the filesystem cache. This sounds paradoxical when talking about virtualization, but this ...
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OpenVZ VMs redirect to main node?

I have a new fresh CentOs 6 machine and have SoulsVM and OpenVz installed on it. When I create VPS it came online with no problem. When I try to SSH to the VPS it gave me "Access Denied." I reset ...
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PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 - gentoo in openvz

I keep getting PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 once I hit "some" limit, upon trying to connect with ssh or locally with vzctl enter 10x I have multiple developers accessing same test ...
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Apache2 doesn't start automatically in an OpenVZ container using Debian 6

I have a OpenVZ container running Debian 6 on my server. After every restart of the container I have to manually start the Apache2 web server using its init script. In the error log I can't find any ...
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OpenVPN No Connect/Timeout

I have 2 OpenVZ Ubuntu servers hosted with a vps vendor, both with an OpenVPN link back to the office network, along with several transient laptops/android phones using the vpn with all working ...
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Allowing outbound traffic with APF/iptables for OpenVZ container

I have apf installed on a OpenVZ container (proxmox 2.1). The config is pretty much vanilla and things are working. My external services like ssh and http are working. My problem is that all ...
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Using virsh to control KVM and openvz

On different servers I'm using virsh to manage openvz containers or KVM guests. No I have a server with both, KVM and openvz installed and would like to controll both with virsh. I can't figure out ...
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Installing OpenVZ inside debian 6.0?

I have a little problem. Basically I have dealt with a VPS for quite a while and decided to make the jump to a more powerful dedicated machine, and then split that into various VPS' for different ...
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OpenVZ High container load average, < 1 host load

This is something that has been confusing me for a while and I honestly can't figure out what is going on. I run several OpenVZ host servers for my own personal use and there is this one particular ...
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How to run fsck on a simfs filesystem under openvz

How do you do a fsck on a simfs filesystem under OpenVZ? You're supposed to not run fsck on a mounted FS. Can you just fsck the image (/vz/private/100 or whatever it's called)? Sorry I can't tag ...
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No SSH password prompt

I'm trying to reach Centos based VPS in OpenVZ. User prompt goes well, but after I type username, press Enter no password prompt occurs and server drops connection by timeout in a few seconds. ...
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Is there a way to disable burstable RAM within OpenVZ?

I've had a few pretty idle VPS under OpenVZ, and while I generally don't reach the guaranteed RAM, it bothers me that my VPS "thinks" it has more RAM than it actually does. After all, exceeding the ...
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Is there any advantage of using OpenVZ on a dedicated server for single-use?

We are leasing a dedicated server where we plan to host an XMPP server. Currently, Debian is installed. Our current requirement is this will only be the production box; however, this could change if ...
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Why can't I change the mode of /proc/sys/kernel/pty/max even when I am root?

Since pty is limited, I want to modify the content of /proc/sys/kernel/pty/max. The original value in max is 4096, and now I want to modify it to 10000. [root@home pty]# pwd /proc/sys/kernel/pty ...
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OpenVZ tells me: hostname: the specified hostname is invalid on boot of the VE

I’m using Proxmox 2.1, which is based on Debian 6, for my OpenVZ installation. Which shouldn’t matter but I wanted to mention it before I begin with my problem. I imported several VEs into my newly ...
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Is there any way to know when resources in user_beancounters hit barrier

When I look at /proc/user_beancounters there is some failcnt on kmemsize and tcpsndbbuf. Is there anyway to know when they got incremented? Do we always need to track the count and display in graph or ...
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Screen - No more PTYs - Cannot start screen's on Debian VPS

I've gotten a newly imaged Debian 6 32 bit VPS. While configuring I tried to test screen as a number of my scripts run using it. Root has no problem running screen. But of course this is ...
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Mount Windows share via CIFS in CentOS not working (but smbclient does)

I'm a bit frustrated...I'm trying to mount a windows share via CIFS in CentOS 6.3, but it's not working: mount -v -t cifs -o credentials=/data/conf/credentials/fileserver //10.0.1.200/projects ...
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OpenVZ kernel panic

I recently installed OpenVZ on my VMWare box (To do some testing) and I get the following: https://www.dropbox.com/s/p38btkv5j84bvsh/Capture.JPG the GRUB config is as follows: # grub.conf generated ...
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ruby on rails process stuck at 0% cpu (Yes, 0%) on a leased VM

I have a leased openVZ linux vm over at chicagovps.net. I am trying to deploy a ruby on rails application on the same. The problem is: when I run the rails server process, I see that during server ...
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Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead

Is it feasible to create a single "master" OpenVZ guest who would only be used for package management, and use something like mount --bind on several other OpenVZ guests sort of trick them into using ...
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Why is my cron daemon is being killed every few minutes?

As of about a week ago, my cron daemon refuses to stay running. I'm using Debian 6 x64 on an OpenVZ virtual machine. Running something like pgrep cron shows that the daemon isn't running. I start the ...
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Bringing an IPsec tunnel on the hardware node to the OpenVZ containers

I have a server hosting OpenVZ containers. An IPsec tunnel is configured on the hardware node (HN) and I'd like to make the remote network available in the containers (CT). How can I do this? The ...
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Software Interrupts CPU time is high and keeps growing

My system is a Debian 6.0.3 x86_64 box w/kernel 2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64, it hosts a number of OpenVZ containers. I have recently migrated from LXC/newer kernel from backports repo to the stable OpenVZ ...
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How to find the real memory usage in openvz?

I heard that in OpenVZ, free -m doesn't give the correct results. So, how to get it? Here's the result of my cat /proc/user_beancounters"... How much ram am I using? What value to check? Version: ...
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VPS extremely slow at compression [closed]

I have a VPS on Open-VZ, and the server is supposed to have 4 cores 3.0Ghz Xeon CPU. The usage is normally close to zero. When I compress a file (using zip, tar.gz, or 7z) it take too long for such ...
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How do I enable swap file on my server?

I've followed this but when I run:- #swapon /swapfile1 I get::- swapon: /swapfile1: swapon failed: Operation not permitted The system is extremely slow with 1GB of RAM trying to run ...
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Openvz: What exactly does it mean when tcpsndbuf failcnt increases? Why must there be a minimum difference between limit and barrier?

When the failcnt of tcpsndbuf increases, what does this mean? Does it mean the system had to go past the barrier, or past the limit? Or, maybe, that the system failed to provide enough buffers, either ...
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Running OpenVZ virtual servers within a Xen XCP vritual server? Bad practice?

I have a 1 server with 8GB RAM and 2xQuadcore Processors. It currently has the Xen XCP installed on it, and centos6.2 x64 running on a virtual machine. I have a server control panel software that I ...
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Nagios (Return code of 141 is out of bounds) on random services

We have had Nagios running on one of our servers with out any problems for a while but lately we get (Return code of 141 is out of bounds). The load on the server raised because we gone online with ...
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How do I rebuild a VM using Proxmox control panel?

I'm using Proxmox Virtual Enviroment (v 2.1) to manage my openvz virtual machines. Sometimes I want to rebuild a virtual machine with other openvz container template, but I couldn't find any tools in ...
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Server mysteriously rebooting

I have a VPS that almost daily performs a reboot. I finally managed today to get a clue from my logs May 12 03:14:49 sshd[19379]: Did not receive identification string from 173.212.118.167 May 12 ...
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VPS Node and top -c

When using and viewing top -c with openvz does the CPU usage and everything include usage for everyone else on the system or just you? I've been watching my VPS node for awhile now and I've seen ...
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OpenAFS on OpenVZ guest

I'm trying to install and configure an OpenAFS server inside an OpenVZ container. However, when running afs-newcell, it complains that the AFS client cannot be started. It says "AFS module ...
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I want to run MongoDB on OpenVZ, but crashes expected — what can I do about it?

My Server is hosted on HostEurope, a virtual server uname -a prompts Linux lvps176-28-21-237.dedicated.hosteurope.de 2.6.18-028stab095.1 #1 SMP Mon Oct 24 20:15:15 MSD 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux They ...
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Anyone using Archipel in production for managing virtual machines?

I am getting ready to deploy a new server for my company. We intend to use virtualization mainly for security but also to help with versioning and other issues. We have decided to use openvz. Now I ...
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dedicated server virtualization, xen or openvz?

I am putting a new server in a datacenter for company use and my company website. I use a lot of VPS accounts and in that world the choices are xen or openvz. I will be using virtualization on my ...
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Translating debian network configuration to gentoo

I just got rid off Debian on my VPS (OpenVZ) and installed Gentoo on it, however it is a plain Gentoo image without further configuration, i.e. no working network. I'm not familiar with Debian and ...
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Is there a way to run OpenVZ on a filesystem that doesn't need to fsck?

I'm running OpenVZ, and occasionally need to power cycle my host. Of course, it has to fsck every time it comes back up (ext4) Is there a way to run OpenVZ on a filesystem that doesn't have to fsck in ...
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Replacing TightVNC with alternate client (CONNECT parameter)

I am in the process of reverse engineering an existing system in an attempt to replace their existing TightVNC applet with something else (hopefully NoVNC if at all possible). So far, here is what I ...