OpenVZ is an open source containerisation 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 virtualization technologies.

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OpenVZ containers will not start after a reboot

vzctl start 192 Dump file /vz/dump/Dump.192 exists, trying to restore from it Restoring container ... Opening delta /vz/private/192/root.hdd/root.hdd Data cluster 1112 beyond EOF, vsec=47137... FATAL ...
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pppd with empty output

I'm trying to install PPTP VPN in an OpenVZ vm. I get output looks something like this: # pppd ~?}#?!}!}!} }4}"}&} } } } }%}&u<nr}'}"}(}"??~~?}#?!}!}!} }4}"}&} } } } ...
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CentOS 7 firewall-cmd not found

I have just installed CentOS 7: [root@new ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) I am trying to configure the firewall, and I'm told that in CentOS 7 iptables is no ...
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can't initialize iptables table `nat' in Proxmox Openvz vm

When I tried to run an iptables command in the Proxmox OpenVZ vm, I got the following error: # iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o venet -j MASQUERADE && iptables-save iptables v1.4.21: can't ...
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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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Proxmox vps container connection problems

I have Proxmox on my node server which have ip:5.189.190.* and I created openvz container on an ip : 213.136.87.* and installed centos 6 on it The problem: Cann't connect to container ssh directly ...
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LXC containers on a OpenVZ VPS

I am trying to run LXC on a VPN that is hosted in OpenVZ, I have tried doing this with multiple image flavours, ubuntu. centos, debian... with no luck. LXC installs correctly but containers fail to ...
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SSD caching using bcache or dm-cache on kernel 2.6.32-042stab104.1

I'm looking to use bcache or dm-cache with the latest OpenVZ kernel (2.6.32-042stab104.1) on CentOS 6. Unfortunately, dm-cache and bcache are part of kernel 3.10, but I know the OpenVZ kernel has a ...
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OpenVZ Container cannot access internet

I have Daedicated Server, and I want to split it on two virtual servers with two diffrent IP Adresses. I bought two exetrnal IP adresses for this server and now I have three, one Main Address, one for ...
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How to login as root in vps from main server (Dedicated)

how to login as root in VPS from root main server without changing the existing root password? I have Dedicated server and use virtualizor OpenVZ for make it available for to build vps, but one of my ...
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Using DNAT with IPtables

I am trying to figure out a DNAT issue and I am hoping I can get a hand. Basically I have a OpenVZ box that connects to my LAN via the SoftEther Client. What I am trying to accomplish is a way to ...
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Iptables stuck in D state all the time and causing server load

I am running iptables/csf on a centos 5.11 openvz vps. I can't start/stop/flush iptables/csf. Further looking into it I could see the csf is waiting for iptables. And iptables is stuck as you can see ...
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configure burst ram for openvz container

Can somebody help me out as to how can we set the burst ram for OpenVZ container using proxmox API. I tried using the following command but with no success: pvesh set /nodes/pve/openvz/{vmid}/config/ ...
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Cant set extra option to VPS in proxmox 3.4

I am using Proxmox VE 3.4 to create an openvz container...i was able to create a vz container but i want to know are the advanced option like VNC, ppp, tun tap feature available in proxmox VE on any ...
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OpenVPN server running on openvz. How to write iptables rule without masquerade?

I am configuring a VPS which is running on openvz as an OpenVPN server using a tun interface. I am having some trouble with the iptables rule as MASQUERADE is not available. If MASQUERADE were ...
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Identical VMs behave differently

I have 2 Centos 6.7 OpenVZ VPS'. I have copied the entire disk image from the first one (server1) to the second one (server2). Now I have a couple of issues with server1 that I don't have with ...
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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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aws s3 sync: how to exclude proc, sys directories

I can't seem to get the aws sync s3 command to exclude directories. I am backing up a mounted filesystem from OpenVZ which is located at /vz/root/100. My command is: aws s3 sync /vz/root/100 ...
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blocked connection to the ts server under OpenVZ

I have virtual machine with Ubuntu 12.04 under OpenVZ. Teamspeak server v. 3.0.11.4 All ok if i connect from LAN or subnet of my provider. But outside traffic blocked. eth1 - LAN interface of ...
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Debian container unable to start after migration from OpenVZ to LXC on Proxmox 4

After migrating a Debian 7 OpenVZ CT from Proxmox 3 to a LXC on Proxmox 4 it does not appear to start correctly. Fristly, migration was done by stopping the container on Proxmox 3, backing up to ...
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Why does openvz use Vswap when there is guaranteed memory

And does it really matter? I am hosting through nosupportvpshosting.com and have 2 GB guaranteed memory and 2 GB Vswap. I never get near the 2 GB of guaranteed but often have a small amount of Vswap ...
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Does updating vzctl and ploop require server reboot?

If we yum update vzctl and ploop on centOS 6, 64-bit, does that require we reboot the server, or stop and start all containers? Just trying to understand if a normal yum update for these two software ...
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Can custom /proc mount options be set on OpenVZ containers?

I recently discovered that the way OpenVZ mounts /proc inside of containers by default isn't as secure as it could be (it's mounted as rw). When combined with insecure scripts on the server, this ...
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How are kernel networking settings handled in OpenVZ containers?

I’m a little confused on how containers handle networking. For our normal systems, we’re enforcing things like Disable Source Routed Packet Acceptance, Disable Send Packet Redirects, etc. We usually ...
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Stop an unstoppable openvz container

I have an openvz container that is NOT stopping with the standard vz tools. How can I kill it? I tried a VZ destory but that wont work. Thanks
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GlusterFS can't create volume (error setting extended attributes)

So, I'm running GlusterFS (latest version) on 9 servers, and attempting to create volumes. They're all peers, and all that's okay. They're running in different geographical locations, on different ...
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tcpsndbuf causing max cpu load (using proxy_mod on openvz)

I do run a web application, which I stripped to the max to avoid a high tcpsndbuf values. Still a failcnt on tcpsndbuf will be reached after a few days and very, very little traffic. I initially ...
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Pam-Mysql “Can't initialize threads: error 11”

Inside a Debian OpenVZ container, I have 2 OpenVPN servers (udp on port 53 and tcp on port 443). The authentication is based on Pam-Mysql. Inside my OpenVPN conf file I have: [...] plugin ...
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CentOS host, OpenVZ CentOS container with its own IP cannot access internet

I'm running CentOS 6, and I've got OpenVZ installed (installed with this guide). I'm new to virtualization, and I'm just using these containers for my own projects. I followed all instructions in ...
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ip6tables rules are completely ignored inside OpenVZ container

We have set up IPv6 networking on openvz using bridged veth devices. The IPv6 traffic to and from the VEs works fine. ip6tables works on the HN and iptables work on the VE. Inside the VE we can set ...
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ip6tables forward chain filters all ports

Trying the following on a centos 6 node (running openvz kernel) ip6tables -F ip6tables -X ip6tables -P FORWARD DROP ip6tables -A FORWARD -p tcp -m multiport --dports 21,22,80,443 -j ACCEPT ip6tables ...
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What packages can I update in OpenVZ contained guest?

Recently I bought low cost (1$/m, 256 MiB) VPS based on OpenVZ virtualization. There are pre-built guest Debian 7.0. I like stay with more recent Debian stable release - 8.0. Is it safe to: sed -i ...
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OpenVZ: Node iptables doesn't append rules

I want to make a set of rules on iptables inside of a node, but it seems that the iptables isn't appending all the rules or somehow and kick me out everytime I run the following script (I'm using this ...
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Determining what type of virtualisation used on VPS/VDS? [duplicate]

I bought VPS/VDS and want to know what virtualization used. I have a root prompt in Debian Linux.
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Proxmox - backup OpenVZ on NFS

I'm using Proxmox 3.2 with OpenVZ containers and I'm trying to setup a backup system for my 2 nodes cluster. I created a NFS share on a Debian 7.5 server (not under Proxmox, and not inside the ...
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Can't ssh after configuring sshd_config

I have configured my sshd configuration files to listen to ipv6 addresses, but forgot to uncomment ipv4 local addresses. Here is a snippet from my configuration file: AddressFamily any ListenAddress ...
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Running containers inside a virtual machine?

It is my understanding that containers are much more lightweight than VMs because they do not virtualize the hardware but instead just isolate the software running in them from software running in ...
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Is it possible to transfer OpenVZ VPS image to XEN platform?

I'm having a memory related issue with my vps on openvz platform and I guess that my hosting provider is overselling RAM. So, I'm thinking to move on a xen platform since ram cannot be oversold but I ...
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IPSec on OpenVZ multiple ip addresses, using 127.0.0.2 on venet0

I have an OpenVZ box with IPSec enabled. root@wa000:~# ipsec verify Checking your system to see if IPsec got installed and started correctly: Version check and ipsec on-path ...
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OpenVZ Host Node showing up in traceroutes

I've installed SolusVM as a Master server that will host OpenVZ containers on a fresh install of CentOS 6.6 What i am now noticing is that if i traceroute one of my containers IP addresses i see the ...
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Port Forwarding through OpenVPN to Client on OpenVZ

Edit: Okay I will try to make this more clear. What I am trying to achieve is simply a port forward, through my OpenVZ hosted openvpn server, to a service running on a client. There are a few ...
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Debian limit number of TCP sockets for a process (especially tor) on OpenVZ

I have a debian 7.8 server, running on OpenVZ. On this server I'm running a tor relay and some other network services (like apache and mysql). However the tor service seems to eat up all my available ...
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IP from multi gateway, openvz debian

I have a problem with network in my dedicated server. I have a host: ip 188.60.240.71 netmask 255.255.255.128 gateway 188.60.240.1 broadcast 188.60.240.127 network 188.60.240.0 I order additional ...
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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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How to clone a VPS with OpenVZ [closed]

So I recently started reselling unmanaged VPS. Now I thought it would be nice if my customers could monitor their VPS and control it via a web panel thus I planned to install OpenVZ. I now want to ...
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OpenVZ add physical server auth key/ no localhost?

Okay so i have setup openVZ Webpanel but first of all I don't get to see localhost in the physical servers list and then if I try to add a new physical server I need some kind of auth key to add it. ...
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How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address?

How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address ? I'm using VETH Container. I used this command to configure the network : vzctl set xxx --save --netif_add ethx,,,FE:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
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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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OpenVZ container(s) and NAT

I have been trying to days to solve my NAT issue with OpenVZ. I have used their guide on their website/wiki, however I just seem to be unable to get it to work. My Linux box is running on CentOS 6 ...
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HA Cluster with OpenVZ and DRBD

I would like to create an HA Cluster using OpenVZ and DRBD. I found this tutorial http://www.olindata.com/blog/2013/12/building-ha-cluster-openvz-drbd-heartbeat-and-pacemaker and I got as far as Step ...