Xen is a hypervisor based virtualization. It supports x86, AMD64, IA64, ARM and other CPU types, and Linux, Windows, Solaris and *BSD guest operating systems.

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Xen Kernel Upgrade breaks containers

So following SolusVM's recomendation for upgrading Xen a week ago we just did this today: http://solusvm.com/blog/xen-kvm-security-announcement/ It upgraded fine, but then our ram was showing ...
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Convert Physical Machine to Xenserver

I am planning to convert all my physicals machines into Xen virtual machines. But i can't find any documenation on that? is it just to make a image file and convert it to a vdi ? I may have to ...
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XenServer/XenCenter video/GPU issue hosting guest Ubuntu 14.04.2

Installed XenServer 6.5 (updated to SP1) to host several Ubuntu 14.04 images. For every guest I seem get weird graphic display issues in XenCenter (running in Windows 7). Not sure what the issue is, ...
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Xen hypervisor component/plugin development [closed]

I am new to virtualization as a concept, and am particularly interested in Xen. A machine is a complex system composed of many parts/constituents: CPUs (one or more) RAM Hard drive Network card ...
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Why do I not get a console for my CentOS6 PV DomU on CentOS6XEN4 Dom0?

I am currently in the process of migrating from SLES11 SP3 as Dom0 - running the "old" xend/xm-stack to CentOS6 XEN4 running the "new" xl-stack. I stumbled across a strange problem: After pygrub ...
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How can I best secure NFS between an Xen host on Debian and VMs?

After some research, it seems that the best way to share files between my Debian Xen host and the virtual machines on it is to use NFS. How can I secure NFS so that only the specified VM can access ...
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What is the xsave cpu feature? [duplicate]

Recently after updating to xen v4.5 I lost my ability to boot my hypervisor. It would restart after saying "scrubbing free ram." After some frustrating trial & error I traced the problem to the ...
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Multi IPs on a Xen VM with bridging

While I am fairly new to XEN (running under Ubuntu 14.04) I've not had any real issues until now. I have set my networking using bridging and that has worked well for many different machines until ...
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XEN - Does pygrub alter grub on dom0

I apologize for question but I did not really understand the idea behind pygrub. I've downloaded VM from stacklet.com. The image is shipped as a ext4 file and pygrub config. My question is if I can ...
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Running OpenVPN on Xen node causes guest VM to view all inbound connections as originating from the node IP

I have two node servers running Xen 4.2 -- I'll call them Node A and Node B. Node A is running OpenVPN as the server. Node B is running OpenVPN as the client. Both nodes host a number of Xen guest ...
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Xen: network between dom0 and domU does not working, while network between particular domUs does

I am unable to establish communication between domU and dom0. I have two domUs and they are able communicate between each other. Dom0 is connected to Internet. I just need network between dom0 and ...
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How to configure mkinitfs for stateless alpine linux / xen DOM0 boot?

I am working on setting up a test bed for some Xen development. I have a development server where I can create new builds of xen and push them to the tftp server to be PXE booted on some test ...
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Defunct process Rev1112

We were having the following output in top on a Debian box on XenServer: top - 10:00:55 up 10 days, 24 min, 5 users, load average: 126.79, 128.96, 71.39 Tasks: 10382 total, 1 running, 4801 ...
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convert SLES11 SP1 vmlinuz-3.0.13-0.27-xen to VMware using vmware converter

I am looking to convert a XEN VM (SLES11 SP1 kernel vmlinuz-3.0.13-0.27-xen) to a VMware guest using the VMware converter tool. The VMware tool tell me conversion went fine. 100% OK, however, when I ...
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XEN Guest error cannot open display

[XEN - dom0] Ubuntu 12.04.5 server x64bit , using it on CLI Mode - no GUI installed [domU - guest] HVM guest created via configuration file, I Determine the started DomU port attached with : # xm ...
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xen vm memory missing

I have an Ubuntu server with 320GB of memory. I installed xen 4.4.1 on this machine, and run 2 Debian VMs. One with +-100GB of memory and one with +-200GB. Everything worked fine, until at one point, ...
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Xen VM won't come up: could not find bridge device xenbr0 (configured to use routed)

I am using xen 4.4.1 on an Ubuntu 14.04 server, my DomU is running Ubuntu 14.04 Server as well. I've run this DomU in bridge-mode previously no problems. However I want to switch to a routed setup. I ...
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Can I use kernel modules on Amazon HVM/PV instances?

It's a perfectly stupid idea, I know. But I want to test one of my older projects, which includes kernel module (Netfilter extension) on a virtualized cloud-y instance. Will it be possible for me to ...
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failed to run bootloader: -3 on create with xl

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 migrated from Virtual Box Have 3 partitions. I've updated the /etc/fstab for recognize the new partitions and chrooted for update the grub I'm using the following ubuntu.cfg ...
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xen gentoo domU (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dom0)

I have a few Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Xen 4.4 servers and I would like to add Gentoo guests. However I am not sure how to do that. Does anyone know where I can review some examples? Also does it have to be ...
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bash: convert date from to unix timestamp changes timestamp

Running the following command at the xen-servers (either DOM0 or DOMU) at $company gives me a negativ number, on every other system zero (0) (even in my cygwin). date -d "1970-01-01T00:00:00" "+%s" ...
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Random XEN guests do not boot complaining disk not found

Performed the latest Citrix XEN Server 6.2 updates, skipping anything related to 6.5. Everything seemed normal after fixing GrubConf.py except that a few random Windows Servers would not start. ...
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XenServer: run management and data over same LACP bond

I have a XenServer (open source version 6.5) machine with 6 available ethernet interfaces. Is there a way to create one single LACP bond with all interfaces and then run the management network as ...
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Assigning a public IP to a Xen Guest machine

On my CentOS server (dom0) I have 4 Ip addresses: eth1 - 56.x.x.100 eth1:1 - 56.x.x.101 eth1:2 - 56.x.x.102 eth1:3 - 56.x.x.103 How can I map eth1:1 (etc) to one of my guest machine? Currently ...
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Xen server on hetzner with two public up and local virtual network

I use Xen server on my office with a Dell t310 with only one public ip. The public ip is assigned to the router that forward ports to a guestos running endian firewall that route traffic to an apache ...
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start Xen DomU automatically when host is rebooted

I have searched the other questions that are similar, but none of them actually provided the answer. The other answers all go down different bunny trails but leave the original question unanswered. I ...
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AWS EC2 Instance Shutting Down Prematurely (Possible Xen Driver Issue)

Currently trying to run a JSON Script using CloudFormation via the AWS Console and we're coming across a very frustrating error. The Instance seems to start up, and gets past the 2/2 Check in the GUI ...
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Xen relay device on DomU

I am using Xen hypervisor. I've two reuirements forward a devfs file to DomU Guest. forward a tty to DomU Guest. forward a pts to DomU Guest. If 1st one works second one will also work. Example: ...
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xen with image disk files (instead of LVM)

I am currently running virtualbox on linux to run some simple webserver linux hosts. This is because I like the portability and extra isolation security. Because the host (and guests) are Ubuntu, ...
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BUG message on xenserver 6.5 - bad memory?

Several times a day I receive the following error in /var/log/messages. The server hangs and requires a reboot to respond again: Feb 1 13:44:54 xenserver-abfuqvrs kernel: [35023.166776] BUG: unable ...
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Force the GPL/PV driver to a lower link speed

I'm running Xen 4.4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. On this Dom0 I am running: 1 DomU Ubuntu 14.04 with Shorewall 1 DomU Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with GPL/PV drivers Both domUs connect to the same bridge ...
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No space to snapshot on xenserver - Catch 22 to move the VMs

I am trying to move some VMs from one Xenserver onto another one but am stuck in a catch 22 situation. I have 3 VMs running on this server all on one storage repository. I don't have space to snapshot ...
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What problems arise if user-space drbd is older than the kernel module?

Since more than five years I am using XEN in a productive environment. My constellation: SLES11 (included: OpenSource XEN 4.x), DRBD 8.3 in primary/secondary mode. Now I would have loved to go away ...
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Xen / libvirt - “End of file while reading data: Input/output error” when attempting to start a domain

I'm getting the following string of errors when I attempt to start a domain using virsh: virsh # start vimes error: Failed to start domain vimes error: End of file while reading data: Input/output ...
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xen server windows template sysprep Autounattend

Got a Xen Server Template Windows 2008 R2, thats had alot of things already set (disk size, server manager disabled etc, etc) We spin up, windows patch host and re-run sysprep My question is, can ...
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(Testing purpose) Using a Xen VM image, unconverted, in other virtualization platform (e.g. QEMU, virtualbox)?

I've set up a Xenserver and a Centos VM for my own testing. The physical machine is old hardware and therefore quite slow, but for some reason I would like to test the VM in the Xenserver platform. ...
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framebuffer loads under Linux, but not Xen

I recently built a Debian "Wheezy" system, which booted via GRUB to a non-framebuffer console, printing Console: colour VGA+ 80x25 during boot. To /etc/default/grub I added GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1200 ...
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How do I get the system-serial-number for Xen Server?

I would like to find out how could I be able to retrieve the system-serial-number of virtual machines installed on Citrix XenServer. I had referred to ...
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xenserver ISO library

I am trying to create ISO repository with this guide: http://kb.softescu.ro/server-administration/linux-server-administration/how-to-create-a-local-iso-storage-repository-on-citrix-xenserver/ ("Inside ...
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How do I increase the swap size on a xen guest machine using xm?

I'm attempting to increase the amount of swap on a xen guest machine. At first I thought it'd be similar to increasing the hard drive space, which I do like this: cd /srv/xen/domains/$host/ xm ...
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Xen 4.4 mixed routed/bridged network vm does not work

I have updated one of my servers from Xen 4.1.4 (Debian squeeze) to Xen 4.4.1 (Debian jessie). As xend/xm is deprecated I would like to use the xl tool kit with Xen 4.4.1. But now I have issues with ...
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How to expose DomU's to router network?

I currently have a server connected to a router through a single NIC. The server has a running XEN setup with several DomU's. Everything seems to work fine, I can access internet from both Dom0 and ...
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Adding “VMs by Software Product” to XenCenter's view menu

XenCenter has a "VMs by Operating System" dropdown menu. I would like to have a similar menu "VMs by Software Product" which displays VMs grouped by certain software products and releases. Each of ...
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What is causing `skb rides the rocket` errors?

On one of our busy (virtual) Debian 6 servers we are seeing a lot of messages in the syslog like this: kernel: xen_netfront: xennet: skb rides the rocket: 19 slots We are seeing some connectivity ...
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Difficulty sharing physical ethernet device with Xen 4.4

I have a virtualized PowerEdge T320, with a Ubuntu Server 14.04 running Xen 4.4 as host, that I use at my lab to do scientific computations (I'm the admin of the machine). This server has two physical ...
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External USB drive on xen windows guest

I have an external USB 2Tb drive I'm trying to use with a xen guest. Xen Center 6.1 sees the drive in the removable storage repository and I can assign it to a guest. But the guest (tested ...
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xen routed setup, no internet connectivity in domU

My server has 4 public ips, but I have 5 vms running, the vm which doesn't have an own public ip should be able to reach the internet and all other vms over private interfaces. I configured a private ...
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Using Xenlight with libvirt in debian, Unable to configure listen with remote libvirt

I am using libvirt 1.2.0 with xen hypervisor 4.4 in debian server. I am facing error when I try to connect remotely with other libvirt using TCP or TLS. I couldnt make libvirt to listen to the port. I ...
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fdisk -l do not detect device accessed using iscsi o XEN virtual machine

I am experiancing an issue in accessing the iscsi target in VMs created on XEN hypervisor. I have used Suse 11 SP3 to configure this. After discovering the iscsi targets from VM , I am able to view ...
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Xen VM could not be installed

I have rented a server from Hetzner. I have installed Xen on Dom 0 - Centos 6.5. I couldn't create a Dom1 Centos 6.5 VM. The Error I see is 'Unable to retrieve 'the link for centos image' while ...