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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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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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 ...
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OpenVZ Can't initialize containers after install

I have installed OpenVZ on centos 6 on a dedicated server. I followed quick installation guide on openvz wiki. After installing thru yum, I don't know why, but grub.conf wasn't automatically updated ...
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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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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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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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CentOS OpenVZ fail to boot after kernel update

After upgrading to latest OpenVZ kernel CentOS server won't boot. When i try go boot the latest kernel server is stuck at this point: (note that images are taken from virtual kvm) ...
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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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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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Jenkins (JVM) crashes after few minutes after start

Host OS: OpenVZ host Guest OS: Debian 6.0 minimal Java: java6 sun Servlet container: Winstone Jenkins for debian: http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian/ Jenkins version: 1.449 uname -a: Linux hostname ...
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How to properly set CPU Units for OpenVz VEs

According to all the sources I read (openvz wiki, various mailinglists, forums, ..) the values of the cpuunits settings are relative to each other. So when all are equal and the system is busy, all ...
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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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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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How can I tell who/what shutdown my CentOS VPS?

CentOS 5.7 VPS (running on OpenVZ) My VPS shut down this morning and I'm not sure why. I contacted my VPS host and they indicated that the server "was off". They powered it back on but I'm confused ...
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How to convert OpenVZ OS template to bootable image file?

My question is how to convert a pre-created OpenVZ OS template which are in tar.gz format (such as these) to an image file in order to be able boot it with other virtualization solutions such as QEMU ...
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Networking OpenVZ VEs

I've got a host with OpenVZ installed on it with several containers. I want to set up a virtual network between some of them but without having to use any physical devices but I'm new to OpenVZ and ...
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Cannot create Java VM on OpenVZ

I'm constantly encountering an error related to Java and certificates on my Ubuntu server running in OpenVZ when installing things from apt-get. I'm pretty sure it has to do with how Java allocates ...
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Advice on most fitting choice of virtualization platform: Xen | OpenVZ | KVM | other? What suits the purpose best?

I am aware of the multitude of virtualization threads here but they all seem to be oldish and i'd like to have a brand new one ready for 2012. I'm currently evaluating Xen, OpenVZ and KVM for ...