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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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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Does our VPS have its kmemsize limit set too low?

Short Version: Are there any official guidelines on what the kmemsize barrier and limit should be set to for a container in Virtuozzo/OpenVZ intended to be used as a Web server? We've found posts ...
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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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Assigning IPs to OpenVZ containers

I have recently bought myself a physical server and I am trying to create containers which would have their IPs. The physical machine has both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. I have accessible another IPv4 ...
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How to list disk space usages of all containers on an OpenVZ server?

I have an OpenVZ server with 46 containers. How do I get a list of all the containers with their corresponding disk usage?
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Setting up bridging for Qemu and routing for OpenVZ (venet) with multiple subnets on Debian Linux

So i've been searching the past couple days trying to figure out the best way to achieve this but still can't get it figured out. I have a debian server setup running Proxmox to host OpenVZ and Qemu ...
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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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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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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 with RHEL6 kernel & page cache?

After upgrading kernel from debian 2.6.32-openvz-amd64 to RHEL6 2.6.32-042stab035.1, I have problem with kernel page cache. Looks like no OpenVZ containers use page cache and now I have 10-15GB free ...
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help to optimize container

I have an openvz node with only one container (Cpanel server). Yesterday I had many memories issues: Unable to fork: Cannot allocate memory Can someone help me to optimize my node setting ? I ...
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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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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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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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OpenVZ Swap space?

From what I understand with OpenVZ you just increase privvmpages and vmguarpages for the swap memory, and even though the guest shows it as RAM the host will swap it were possible. Am I right here or ...
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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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Enabling IPv6 with OpenVZ using Proxmox 2.2

I'm trying to enable IPv6 on my Debian nodes (OpenVZ) using venet; my host is under Proxmox 2.2 (kernel 2.6.32-16-pve), and it seems the routing fails. My host correctly pings all my nodes; all my ...
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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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VE not stopable

One of my VEs sometimes stops working. I cannot reach it via HTTP, FTP or SSH, I only can enter it per vzctl enter X All tries to restart the VE result in a 'Operation timed out', even if I try ...
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VPS without access to the Internet after reboot

There is a problem with my VPS. I had purged lots of programs using apt-get command and * wildcard among other things to remove many apps at the same time such as sendmail-*. After it the server ...
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Would using containers be appropriate for a virtual lab?

So far i have been running a VM lab using virtual box, however functionally i cant see a difference between using virtualbox and a container based virtualization application, such as lxc. This is ...
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Using ufw on OpenVZ-based VPSes

I'm facing with a problem to set up ufw on Ubuntu 12.04 running on an OpenVZ-based VPS. I know there is limitations for ufw. I googled a bunch of articles how to resolve the issue (like: ...
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Ghost user in debian?

I have an openvz vps with debian, I am new to linux and the command line environment although i can setup a webserver. I have just noticed that there is a ghost user because when i execute /usr/bin/w ...
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SolusVM Ubuntu 13.10 OpenVZ networking issue/bug

I currently have a server running SolusVM and using OpenVZ virtualization. I downloaded the new Ubuntu 13.10 from their official repo http://openvz.org/Download/template/precreated and installed it on ...
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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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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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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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Truncated HTML responses with OpenVZ (and nginx)

I'm running nginx in a OpenVZ container on Debian 6 and when proxying I get truncated responses. Most of the time it happens when I proxy another proxy like varnish or apache (for svn servers). I ...
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Internet inside VE with fedora 14 and openvz rhel6 repo

Ok, so here is the set up: I've got fedora 14 running inside latest virtualbox with nat and networking is working. Inside this fedora I have installed openvz from the rhel6 repository and have setup ...
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OpenVZ containers can not ping out

I have a server on OpenVZ. While I have gotten networking issues in the past, this I have not cracked yet. The server has the following symptoms. No container can ping out Containers can ping each ...
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SSH chroot solution for Mutt

We have an environment tailored for our users to log in via ssh and instead of gaining access directly to a shell, users have a script in place of a shell. The script simply launches Mutt on the ...
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openvz tar implausibly old time stamp

I'm trying to restore a 26 G tar dumpo of an openvz container. The problem is, that when untarring this error comes up: implausibly old time stamp 1969-12-31 18:00:00 and the it doesn't finish the ...
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Automated hostname availability for OpenVZ environments

for several years now I am administrating some OpenVZ Hardwarenodes with a fairly low amount of containers per node (10-20). I'm about to setup a new machine, and what's always bothering me is the ...
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How to diagnose sporadic performance issues?

I have a web application with very varying response times and can't find out what causes that. That's the (quite complicated) setup: Powerful (i7, 32GB RAM) dedicated server in a German data center, ...
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Can't run CSF on the host machine using Open VZ

I managed to configure CSF on my three VM inside OpenVZ, but when I try to run it on the host, all the VMs become unreachable. I can see that the host is been attacked, and it would be critical if it ...
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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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Difference between OpenVZ and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers OS templates and the way how CentOS and Debian starts inside the container

I have an Parallels Virtuozzo Containers VPS with CentOS 5 OS template. I can't change the template trough the PVC Power Panel nor by asking my provider to do that. He told me that the image is the ...
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tmpfs is getting unmounted somehow

I have reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 onto my OpenVZ VPS. I downloaded the teamspeak server and installed it via the instructions here. I added the line to /etc/fstab: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults ...
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Containers running on ARM

I've been doing some research and decided to implement OpenVZ since it allows each container to be isolated from other containers, unlike LXC. However, OpenVZ is still not supported for ARM ...
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vzpid equivalent for LXC?

I've recently migrated my containers from OpenVZ to LXC as OpenVZ support was dropped from Debian Wheezy. I used a command called vzpid on the host machine that identified from which container the ...
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Where can I find the range of IP addresses of my container OpenVZ

I'm looking for the "range of IP addresses of my container"... Where can I find those ? /etc/network/interfaces ? ifconfig ? I don't know and I can't find any answers... I need it for this tutorial ...
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Quota tools not working after update

Quota tools doesn't seem to work after updating from quota-3.13-1.2.5.el5 to quota-1:3.13-8.el5 on CentOS 5 running inside an OpenVZ container. repquota -a of the latest version outputs nothing.
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Multicast loopback under OpenVZ?

I'm trying to configure an OpenVZ container to allow sending/receiving multicast on the loopback interface. I've done this: ifconfig lo multicast route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev lo ...
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FUSE KVM with OpenVZ

I have a KVM vps and a OpenVZ vps. I want to FUSE/mount the KVM vps to my OpenVZ vps because the KVM has lots of space but my OpenVZ has less space & high RAM. How can I do this?
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How to set relatime for OpenVZ VPses?

I followed the instructions here (http://www.howtoforge.com/reducing-disk-io-by-mounting-partitions-with-noatime) to setup relatime for my host node. I got an error when running the commands under the ...
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OpenVZ container not reachable after host reboot

I started having a rather strange problem lately. After rebooting the OpenVZ host system all Containers seem to be up and running, but some of them (not all) are unreachable from both the host system ...
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CentOS 6 VPN or Proxy Server compatible with OpenVZ

So I tried to install an L2TP/IPSEC VPN on CentOS 6 using ipsec-tools and racoon. Unfortunately my VPS host uses OpenVZ which is apparently incompatible with IPSEC. (Of course if someone knows how to ...
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Get an OpenVZ container's cpuload realtime in a bash script

I have a bash script which uses CPU cores rather intensively. Recently my VPS was suspended due to server load. The main reason is a cron job for a bash script which checks for Wordpress plugins and ...
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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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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 ...