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: 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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Can you use CGroups inside an OpenVZ Container?

just a quick question, which i have had trouble finding the answer to: The OpenVZ Authors have been contributing a large amount of code to the linux kernel, in order to get virtualization features ...
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OpenVZ containers vs KVM virtual machines - pros and cons

I recently began using Proxmox for my startup's server environment, and I have the options of choosing between OpenVZ containers and KVM virtual machines for my Linux host. I tried to search the ...
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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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Certificate issues at OpenVZ Ubuntu containers

today I came up with the problem that certificates cannot be verified on my openvz ubuntu containers. I checked the /etc/ssl/certs folder which is readable and seems to be ok. However, when I try to ...
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My server boots a kernel I don't recognize

On my dedicated server I'm running Debian 7.5 as an OS. I have installed OpenVZ for amd64 architecture to use the benefits of virtualization but after successfully installing it (following these ...
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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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Ploop incremental backups

Documentation for ploop says that image based ploop systems allow for incremental backups as stated here: https://openvz.org/Ploop/Backup However, there absolutely no information how to create them. ...
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fdisk -l return cannot open /proc/partitions

I have a Debian server with 4.5Go on the /dev/simfs partition. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs 4.5G 3.2G 1.3G 72% / tmpfs 474M 76K 474M 1% /run ...
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Bridge configuration on OpenVZ

I have been using an OpenVZ environment left behind by a previous employee. A while ago I needed to use virtual eth devices to try a specific application. After removing VETH might have misconfigured ...
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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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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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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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Can't lock vz with proxmox

I would like to backup my virtual servers to move them away. And when i have started the backup process then i only see this every time: Feb 09 08:40:34 INFO: Starting Backup of VM 101 (openvz) Feb ...
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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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Limiting OpenVZ SMTP Per Hour

How would I limit SMTP connections per hour on the host node for a /24 block? For example, I want to limit it to 50 emails per hour. Thanks
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Ordering mount --bind and OpenVZ start on boot

I am using mount --bind to share some directories/files between containers. My issue is that on root server boot, the containers are started, but these mounts are not yet mounted. Some of the services ...
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Error installing new OpenVZ kernel

Seem to have an error when updating the kernel on a OpenVZ server when running "yum update" im getting the below Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ...
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Got more RAM, site slower [closed]

I was running my site on 256MB of ram with 2 cores and it was running ok, but I decided to upgrade to 1GB and 4 cores but now my site is slow.. I mean it takes more then 22 seconds to load 1 page.... ...
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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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Ploop vzctl compact ctid unable to reclaim

I have tried using the scripts and also command vzctl compact ctid to reclaim the new free space for the vps with the ploop, but it do not extend the free space. I am getting following result: Trying ...
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Run 'rng-tools' in OpenVZ container

I have a problem with run 'rngd' inside OpenVZ container: root@server:~# rngd -r /dev/urandom unable to adjust write_wakeup_threshold: Permission denied Is it possible to run an application in ...
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Is Ploop a bad idea for OpenVZ?

I know that with Ploop you lose disk space as files are added/deleted within a container and you have to manually compact the container, but i have also read that if you reboot or there is a crash the ...
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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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OpenVPN Port forwarding on a OpenVZ VPS

I've been trying for the past 3 hours to forward the 443 port from my client to the 20443 port on my server (CentOS 7 on OpenVZ), so i can access it on myserverip:20443. I have OpenVPN Access ...
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OpenVZ Container Restart [closed]

I'm wondering if there are any public scripts to automatically restart OpenVZ containers on certain load amount / high cpu. Trying to limit my containers on my personal machine, thanks.
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iptables NAT can't initialise on Debian openvz [duplicate]

So i want to create a nat rule for an openVPN server. After getting trouble with the TAP/TUN Devices, it's finally working i think It's working greate but not routed so useless. Now i have to make a ...
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OpenVZ: Simfs vs Ploop

Till now I was using Simfs for my containers and as I don't need any space restrictions, it fit me well. What is the advantage of ploop? From my point of view, it just forces me to set the space ...
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MySQL 5.6.21 on Debian 7.7 — nice is automatically set to 19 several seconds after starting it up; can't figure out why

I'm running MySQL 5.6.21 on an OpenVZ VPS with Debian 7.7. MySQL is installed from the DotDeb repository (full version number is 5.6.21-1~dotdeb.1). Whenever the MySQL server is started or restarted, ...
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Disk partition to Virtual Machine / OpenVZ container

I am relatively new to running virtual machines / OpenVZ containers so if I have miss understood something please let me know. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed straight to a partition on my ...
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OpenVZ: shmpages keep increasing

I have an OpenVZ VPS. However the shmpages always increases to the limit in one or two days. My RAM usage is low (233M without cache). I only run nginx, php-fpm, and mariadb on the VPS. I've asked my ...
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web server on a proxmox container using dns server on proxmox

Some background: I've got a little problem here. I have Promox installed on my primary server on which I've configured manually my DNS server with BIND9 with the domain example.com and works fine ...
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SolusVM + OpenVZ + Second level quotas — how to enable?

I have a lot of CPanel clients and I've seen some host automatically enable secondary level quotas on signup. I was wondering how do I do that? Do I need to run a script on signup? Do I need to edit ...
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Share /etc/hosts between root machine and containers

I have a Centos machine with OpenVZ containers. For each container I have an alias in /etc/hosts. I would like to be able to share the /etc/hosts between the root and the containers. Is there a way to ...
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need to load xt_tcpudp module in Debian 7 Wheezy with OpenVZ kernel. Error: 'could not open'

I followed this guide IPTABLES inside container guide @ openvz.org I'm running Debian 7 Wheezy x64 which was dist-updgrade'd before installing OpenVZ. The container is Debian7 x64 minimal. It's ...
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Restoring OpenVZ Container Filesystem Backup

I have a server running OpenVZ -- everyday, a full filesystem backup is made to another server. However, there are no VZ container snapshots being made. So, I have a full filesystem backup of ...
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Requirements to move an LXC container from host to another

What are the requirements and things to know to move an LXC container from an host to an other ?
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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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Proxmox 3 cluster configuration disappeared

We have been running a Proxmox VE version 3 system for some time without issues. Abruptly, the /etc/cluster/cluster.conf file disappeared, pve-cluster and cman fell over and containers became ...
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Dealing/Fixing the Ploop issue with OpenVZ — relclaiming lost space

So OpenVZ Ploop has a bug where if users add then delete files the space becomes unclaimed and the disk eventually runs out of space. Now there is a script that fixes that(included below). However, ...
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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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Proxmox OpenVZ and KVM talking on one host private IP's

I have a proxmox server running version 3.2-132, here's the relevant version information: root@sol:~# pveversion -v proxmox-ve-2.6.32: 3.2-132 (running kernel: 2.6.32-31-pve) pve-manager: 3.2-4 ...
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Connecting to OpenVZ Container that uses NAT

lets say i do not have enough IPs to allocate to each container, how would someone connect that container if it has no public address? (using NAT for that container) the address would be private ...
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one email server per domain in a shared hosting environment or one global server?

I'm about to setup a shared hosting server for a few projects and domains. I will separate each project from each other with openvz. However I don't know yet,how to handle emails. Is it better to ...
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Cannot stop service (PostgreSQL) in Ubuntu 14.04 minimal OpenVZ

I'm trying to stop PostgreSQL but this results in a weird error about /proc/: root@dw0wanydbpv14fred:~# service postgresql stop * Stopping PostgreSQL 9.3 database server * Error: /proc must be ...
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Client successfully connects to OpenVPN server but with no internet access over the VPN

I'm trying to setup OpenVPN with static key authentication(instead of TLS) on TCP port 443; but the client cannot access the internet over the VPN after connecting to the server. Here's my current ...
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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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“Warning: hostname localhost does not resolve to address ::1: No address associated with hostname” inside an openVZ/Debian container

I'm getting the mesage regulary inside mail.log from postfix. In special, but not only, at mails send received mailman. warning: hostname localhost does not resolve to address ::1: No address ...
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vSwap vs Burstable RAM for OpenVZ

What is the big difference between vSwap and Burstable RAM? Does vSwap create and cause I/O by using disk? I know SWAP will use the disk so is vSwap the same as swap just virtualized in the ...
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“Can't create table” when having to many partitions

I am currently having a problem I dont understand. Wherever I look it says mySQL (5.5) / InnoDB doesnt have a table limit. I wanted to test the InnoDB compression and was about to create an empty ...