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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Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?

I am testing the network performance of VMs in Xen and Hyper-V using Iperf and Netperf. In both hypervisors I found a Linux guest VM in different modes is having a relatively high performance than a ...
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New XEN Server, Intel i7, Errors were encountered while processing: xen-linux-system-amd64

I have just got a new machine to run XEN VM's on, it has an Intel i7 processor: - Intel Haswell Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 Update [Screencast of what I am doing - ...
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Xen Vif creation xl vs xm

Hi everyone, I switch my server from a xend/xm Xen install to a 4.1 xl Xen install. Therefore Xen does not create vif network interface when I launch xl create /etc/xen/my_server.cfg but does create ...
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Linux xen directly boot windows domu?

I have the following situation: got a new notebook with Windows7 pre-installed (sda1 with boot partition, actual OS in sda2), one physical disk (sda) created an extended partition (sda3), inside ...
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xen:balloon: reserve_additional_memory: add_memory() failed: -17

We're running Ubuntu 14.04 on an EC2 virtual machine. I've been seeing a lot of these errors in our kernel log: [ 704.032085] xen:balloon: reserve_additional_memory: add_memory() failed: -17 [ ...
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booting straight into xen VM

I have a need to convert a bare-metal machine to a virtual-machine (via VMware converter). This part has been done successfully. I have then been asked to convert the vmware image to a XEN hvm. The ...
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Xen PV, Xen HVM and KVM

Am I correct that you can boot up any operating system with either of these virtualization types as they act as a bare metal machine and compile your own kernel? I am looking to switch over from ...
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Different virtualization technologies without VT-d (IMMOU) [on hold]

I need access from a vm for a special ISDN pci adapter. Did anybody made PCI cards work with KVM/Virtualbox with hardware which does NOT support vt-d? As of my research shows: 1, KVM In order to ...
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InfiniBand RDMA latency test on Xen's dom0 crashes

The short story: while setting up InfiniBand connection between two servers, I cannot complete the RDMA latency test. It crashes even with breaking the ssh connection. The long story. The first ...
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XenCenter no OS boot parameters field

I just recognized, that 2 of my 10 VMs in XenCenter have a slightly different properties window. In these two VMs I cannot set OS boot parameters, because in the window I can only set the boot order. ...
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Dedicated Server and SolusVM with Xen

I have just setup a new SolusVM Xen Node at my DC. The server is colocated there, it's owned by me. It was in Florida working perfectly as an OpenVZ node two days before. It was taken offline and sent ...
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RAID 10 and LVM

I have just setup a new SolusVM Xen Node at my DC. I asked them to install CentOS6 with Software RAID 10 and 100GB to root then the remainder to an LVM group for Xen. All in Software RAID 10. The ...
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Moving LVM volume group from one physical disk onto another

I'm an out-of-my-depth PHP developer who has to deal with the following sysadmin problem, pronto. We have an Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) server run Xen (xen-hypervisor-4.4-amd64 4.4.0-0ubuntu5.1). ...
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BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 23s! on XEN PV debian related to high i/o load

i am currently experiencing some problems with my Debian Xen System. It runns on an old opteron System with two Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275 CPUs. I am using image files (block devices) ...
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Which hypervisor to play nice with docker.io

I have been running several different virtualisation servers, (ESXi, XenServer, Proxmox/KVM) in the past. I am now in a position where I need to set up a new virtualisation environment that is ...
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xen project - bridged interface shows 2 MACs

I have a simple xen project 4.1 setup running on debian wheezy dom0. I have noticed during a network scan that a domU gateway returned 2 mac addresses for the same IP. One MAC being the expected, ...
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xen 6.2: is there a maximum shared storage size?

Am attempting to grow the volume size on shared storage from 2Tb to 3Tb. Have resized the volume but am not seeing any change when I ssh to the pool master and attempt to detect the change(s). Am ...
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Xen: resizing underlying iSCSI SAN volume

I have a SAN volume that provides the storage for 3 machines running Xen 6.2. The volume is down to about 10% free but there is more available unallocated. The SAN (Equallogic) supports volume ...
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PXE boot server on a xen PV guest?

I've set up a Xen hypervisor on ubuntu 14.04 and a PV guest also on ubuntu 14.04. I want this PV guest to be a PXE boot server. But when I look at the /boot folder I see that it's empty. I'm a newbie ...
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xen routed networking maximum segment size

For a few days now we experience issues with xen in routed networking mode regarding the MTU and MSS values (xen 4.1, debian wheezy, ISP is Hetzner) (network-script 'network-route netdev=eth0') ...
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Hammered by botnet; iptables can't keep up [duplicate]

Fructis is a multi-site (and multi-software) VM (Xen) with 2 cores and like 6G of RAM. It hosts popular Drupal and Wordpress websites and is currently getting hammered. I will put all details below. ...
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Capturing video of virtual console output of Xen vm

I would like to capture the video output of virtual machine running on Xenserver from boot-up and through reboots. I know I can capture the video by capturing the output of an assigned VGA adapter, ...
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Xen Server 6.2 Upgrade to SP1

I installed Xen server 6.2 and I am currently playing around with it. I managed to install 1 vm, and I have applied all hotfixes available up to the Service Pack 1. That specific patch gives me an ...
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Are the xen xe commands available on Oracle VM 3.2?

I recently discovered that Citrix has opensourced XenServer, and that XCP (which we have been using) is more or less now legacy and needless. While looking at rebuilding our systems on XenServer 6.2, ...
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Are Xen 4.1 virtual machines compatible with XCP?

I have a couple of vm installed with Xen 4.1 (basic Xen Hypervisor), now I would like to install XCP packages on my wheezy server. I've read that XCP took control of the server disks and network ...
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Open Xen Manager and XenCenter server connection

So, I've got server set up and running the Xen hypervisor version 4.1 with Debian Wheezy (7.5.0) as the host OS, along with xcp-xapi and all relevant services are running correctly. Problems arise ...
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Resize a logical volume of an LVM inside another LVM (Xen Dom0)

I have a Xen guest, which its main disk is on an LV (let's call it "domu-disk", VG name "xen"). It's on one single 1T drive at the moment. Inside that domu-disk, it was partitioned into one primary ...
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Xm setup on SunFire X4200

I'm trying to set a Xen VM on a SunFire X4200. I'm using Debian Wheezy and have followed this guide https://wiki.debian.org/Xen which I used in previous attempts on different servers and worked ...
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xen: domu require more memory than mem-set size

Assume that we have install two guest os in xen, named dom1 and dom2. Now, I start the dom1 and dom2, and both are configured with max-mem=4096M; note that my physical memory is 16GB. While dom1 and ...
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All connections to a bridged domU originate from the dom0 public IP instead of real IP

I have a Dom0 with a mixed configuration: bridged networking and NAT is set up. There is one NIC connected to the internet (& 3 more that are unused). This is my interfaces file: # The primary ...
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XenServer Console

I just follow this tutorial to access XenServer Console. I can run the first example, and it's working fine, but for the second example it's not working. I cannot access to console with a java ...
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How to I forward requests on a IPv6 port to a IPv4 host behind NAT?

I run a Xen Dom0 with 2 VMs NATted (other VMs are bridged, and are ok). This Dom0 has an IPv6 and IPv4 address. Requests to, for example port 25 are forwarded to a LAN address that one of the VMs ...
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Xen: 'this operation could not be performed' (VDI is in use) error?

How do I resolve the error: This operation could not be performed because a VDI is in use by some other operation I see this when trying to (re)start a stopped VM.
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Xen: 'this operation cannot be performed' (virtual disk not found) error?

When trying to start a VM: This operation cannot be completed because the specified virtual disk cannot be found How do I work around this error?
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xen server 6.2: lost a VM when moving?

I have three servers in a HA group (Xen 6.2). I've been doing some firmware updates which require rebooting so I've been shuffling VMs around to minimize disruption. One of the VMs seems to have ...
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Ubuntu on VPS becomes unresponsive: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s

We have a VPS running Ubuntu, on Xen. The problem is this, about once a day, for about 20-50 minutes, at a random time, the server becomes completely unresponsive to the outside world. After this ...
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XEN - Start VM after changing the toolstack

I've changed the toolstack from xend to xapi. Using the xend toolstack I could start a vm like xm create myconfigfiele.cfg. How can I start the same VM using xapi?
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Install xenserver on iscsi target

Is is know that Xen Server is based on CentOS, and it is fact that CentOS can be installed on an ISCSI target flawlessly, but I wanted to install Xen server on an ISCSI target I couldn't find a way. ...
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Boot xen server through ipxe

I'm want install Xen Server 6.2 though ipxe, I tried different configurations, no luck making to work until now. I found some may example to boot from pxe using TFTP server, and here is an example: ...
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Xen open source import and export vm

I am using free Xen 4.2.4-30.el6 on centos 6.5 create a vm using virt-install I want to backup and restore virtual machines, but all tutorials talking about citrix and xe command is there any way ...
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Xen blktap qcow/qcow2 not connecting

I have a similar issue as posted here, but with qcow/qcow2 images: Xen 4.1 host (dom0) with blktap disks ("tap:aio:") not connecting I tried Xen 4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.04 precise, with both ...
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Upgrading openssh-server on XenServer 6.2

I have XenServer 6.2 which only has version: OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 01 Jul 2008 I tried to upgrade it using: yum -y reinstall opnssh-server or yum -y install opnssh-server ...
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Can I use XenServer GPU Pass-Through without XenDesktop?

XenServer documentation only covers using GPU Pass-Through ("vGPU") to run XenDesktop's "HDX 3D Pro Graphics." XenServer GPU Pass-Through cannot be used with the XenCenter VNC console and it does not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VPS won't boot the latest kernel on XEN

I have a XEN VPS and it's been running Ubuntu for some years now. AUtomatic security upgrades are on and I've manually upgraded it continously and also done releas-upgrades whenever there's been a new ...
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Whole block device named xvda1, xvda2 instead of xvda, xvdb

I am working on a VM that was set up for me in a public cloud. It's running under the Xen hypervisor in paravirtualized mode and has two virtual disks. So I expect the virtual disk block devices to be ...
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How does creating multiple virtual machines affect performance of a Dell Server? [closed]

Say, a dozen applications have to hosted on a single Dell Server using open source technologies like XenServer. Some of the applications are resource intensive while others are not. What should be ...
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xen creating a new virtual machine with bridge networking

I am using CentOS 6.5 64 use this tutorial to setup Bridge [root@CentOS ~]# brctl show bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces xenbr0 8000.08002754b3fa yes ...
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Hotplug scripts not working xen [closed]

I am using CentOS 6.5 64 using this script to install xen on server yum install http://fedora.cu.be/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm yum install centos-release-xen yum install xen ...
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Xen SATA PCI Passthrough to Ubutnu DomU not recognising disks

I have a Xen 4.1 server with a Debian Wheezy 7.4 Dom0 (hmpyxen01). It has a SATA PCI card that I am passing through to an Ubuntu Precise 12.04 DomU (hmvmtmp01), installed via xen-tools which in this ...
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xen server edition - need more cores for win7 VMs

I setup a win7 VM in my Xen 6.2 system with 8 cores. When the VM boots it only shows 2 cores (and the performance seems to go along with this). Looking at the docs for Xen it seems that this ...