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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Is LXC secure enough for VPS hosting?

Right now I'm using Linux VServer for VPS hosting. But it's lacking some functionality I need (ex. cpu usage virtualization, quota support for guests, etc.) so I'm thinking about switching to OpenVZ ...
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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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size lvm snapshot

I'm configuring an openvz node and would like to use lvm snapshot for backup (I do remote backup too). The snapshot size is the same that data in the backuped partition ? If I have a logical volume ...
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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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Karmic iptables missing kernel moduyles on OpenVZ container

After an unsuccessful p2v migration of my Ubuntu server to an OpenVZ container which I am stack with I thought I would give a try to a reinstall based on a clean OpenVZ template for Ubuntu 9.10 (from ...
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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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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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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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How to configure `lxc` like `openvz`

I was going to fire up a OpenVZ node to test out some software, but it looks like OpenVZ is no longer supported in Ubuntu (deprecated in favor of lxc. It looks like can do more than simply ...
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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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NFS4 client within OpenVZ container running Ubuntu 11.10?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 VPS running inside OPenVZ with a hosting company. I'm trying to get it to mount a remote NFS server using NFS4, but can only get it working using version 3. I've been Googling ...
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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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How can I test hd performance on an OpenVZ container?

CentOS 5.x | VPS | OpenVZ I'm trying out a vps that uses OpenVZ and am not sure what command to type to measure disk read performance. I thought hdparm would work but I get the following: ...
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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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How to see what is causing failcnt on tcpsndbuf

I am seeing a failcnt on my tcpsndbuf by looking at the user beancounters. How am I able to see what is causing this failcnt? I am experiencing problems with my server and I think that it is as a ...
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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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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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Moving from shared cpanel hosting to non cpanel VPS - What should I know?

I'm currently looking into migrating a few sites from my shared cpanel hosting to a VPS. Got to the point where I want to do more and have been learning about some system admin stuff through my ...
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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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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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Which virtualization platforms should I choose, Xen or OpenVZ?

I am upgrading my shared hosting to VPS hosting, mainly to just add server administration skills to my development skills, so I'm facing a lot of new choices just signing up. I need to choose a ...
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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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Performing yum update on an OpenVZ host

My company runs a handful of OpenVZ servers (HN) and hosts all the server as containers on these HNs. We have done some pentest and found out we have to do update the kernel on the HNs to resolve a ...
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OpenVZ + CentOS 6.0 + Home Network [closed]

Setup a centos 6 server at home and installed openvz kernel and all working fine. My only issue is routing IPs to the containers (typing the different IPs in from another PC showed my default web ...
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Private Cloud: Debian and OSS vs vmware vSphere, which is best for corporate use? [closed]

I'm hoping someone can shed some light regarding the current state of virtualization on Debian. Since I like my information first-hand, i thought I'd ask here for some real-world use cases. I am ...
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OpenVZ container can't reach the internet

I installed OpenVZ on my Debian 6 server which has only 1 IP. So I tried to follow this guide on the OpenVZ wiki, but alas only with partial luck. I succesfully forwarded port 8090 of the Host server ...
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permission denied for chmod as root

I need to manage a customer's openvz guest (latest debian squeeze 64 bit). Now when I try to do a chmod 0750 /root as root it gives me Permission denied. This really puzzles me, as I thought root can ...
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Openvz VE issues after upgrade

i'm running openvz on ubtunu Lucid (kernel 2.6.32.28-openvz-pae). the templates i used are ubuntu 10.04 ones. i tried to upgarde one of my two VEs from 10.04 to 10.10. The process was broken (the ...
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CSF / LFD picking up suspicious users in OpenVZ containers

I have OpenVZ running on a box with CSF / LFD installed. I like the way LFD can alert me of suspicious processes running on the HardwareNode itself. However, LFD is emailing me about every ...
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How do I secure my OpenVZ host node?

I'm running a server using OpenVZ for a few websites. Nothing in HN except for sshd. A VM for Varnish, a VM for MySQL and a few VMs each for one website (running Apache/PHP). Now I'd like to secure ...
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auto add ip to containers using openvz commandline

looking to script some container creation. Is there a way to use the PBAS auto add ip function at the node's command line? Something like this. vzctl set CTID --ipadd AUTO_IP_ADDY --save I could ...
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openvz node with only one vps

I have an openvz server with 2Gb ram and would like to configure a vps for use all server resources (no swap). I run: vzsplit -n 1 -f vps1 -s 0 and have this setup: Configuration file generated by ...
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Oneiric's init (upstart) taking up 99% cpu on openvz

I'm having a problem with a openvz vps which came with Ubuntu Natty (11.04) and I recently upgraded to Oneiric (11.10). After a reboot I found the init process stuck at ~99% cpu and the loadavg ...
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How to limit memory for VE on openvz

I need to configure only one vps in a openvz node. The node will have only one vps. I need help to configure the memory limits correctly. The node have 4GB memory with 4GB swap. I would like to ...
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How do I investigate new transaction behaviour between Mysql 5 and JBoss 4.02 inside OpenVZ?

I have moved a production server over to OpenVZ, something that I've done many times before, only this time it has impacted the transaction behaviour of certain operations. All my tables are innoDB. ...
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check quota inside debian openvz vps

How I can check the user quota inside a debian openvz vps ? The user's mail quota looks wrong; I have this error: procmail: Quota exceeded while writing "/xxxx/Maildir/tmp/xxxxxxxxxx.com" but the ...