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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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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xen server iso local storage

I'm unsure as to how I would go about this but here goes. I'm trying to create a local repository for ISO images on a xenserver. I have two hard drives that are mirrored that I told xenserver to ...
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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 ...
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Can no longer add VMs on Xen/DRBD/Pacemaker Cluster

OS: Debian 7.3 & 7.6 Problem: Every attempt to manipulate (create, migrate or even list) the VM's with virsh causes this "Failed to get host power capabilities" warning. I manage a standalone ...
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How to know the real amount of RAM in a VPS

I've been told that a VPS's RAM can be manipulated (oversold) by VPS providers. I know I can always buy a VPS from a reputable company, but, really, how can one make sure the allocated memory is the ...
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How to boot xen dom0 with UEFI support?

I boot my system with EFI+grub2. If I boot into a normal system, I can modprobe efivars and view all the efi variables. But if I boot into xen, I cannot see the efi variables from my dom0. I build my ...
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Cannot create windows HVM with SDL in xen 4.4.1

I want to create a win HVM, and set sdl=1. I was able to do so. But after I upgraded to xen-4.4.1, I got this error libxl: error: libxl_dm.c:1371:device_model_spawn_outcome: domain 4 device model: ...
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Xen memory management

In real machine, I can reserve a certain of memory by editing grub to limit memory,which the machine can use, and then mapping the reserved memory using ioreamp. I can manage these memory and insert ...
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VGA passthrough grabs wrong device

I've succesfully set up VGA passthrough with a Quadro 4000 and everything is working great. My motherboard is a SuperMicro H8DGi/F with 2x opterons 6140, an onboard Matrox G200 and a discrete Quadro ...
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host only network xen 4.4

I have one IP address (ipv4) and I am trying to install a domU (debian stable) on a dom0 which runs the latest xen 4.4.1 on debian testing. I have created xenbr0 bridge and it is mapped to my eth0. ...
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create parition for xen with lvm on raid-1

First I don't have any experience creating xen, lvm and RAID-1 server, thus after several reading I stumbled upon this ubuntu documentation to install xen. BUT, because in the documentation it ...
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XEN virtual machine with IPv6 but without IPv4

How should I create a new virtual machine using xen-create-image if I just got the IPv6 from my hoster? When I tried xen-create-image --hostname=s1.example.com --size=70Gb --swap=8Gb ...
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Monitor outbound SMTP Xen node

Using Xen-PV on one of our nodes, looking for some suggestions on how I can monitor anyone sending mass outbound emails. May be using Tcpdump?
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Xen cannot see all the LUNs in ISCSI HP StorageWorks MSA2312i Dual Controller Modular Smart Array

I have a HP StorageWorks MSA2312i Dual Controller Modular Smart Array and a second enclosure. I have four vdisks: vd01 (RAID5) (Current Owner A) vd02 (RAID5) (Current Owner B) vd03 (RAID10) ...
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Remote automated provisioning to a XenServer Hypervisor

I'm currently working on a project where I use Vagrant with Ansible provisioning to create local environments in VirtualBox. I'm currently working with a University and we have a XenServer Hypervisor ...
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Migrate from xl to xe (xapi) tool stack

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 machine with running XEN 4.1 currently i'm using xl as tool stack i want use xe (xcp-xapi) see has more options. I have several .cfg files each holds the settiong to create a ...
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Where to install XenCenter? [closed]

I am new to the XenServer (and server virtualization as well). I have setup successfully the XenCenter on my workstation and I can manage my hypervisors without any problems. I have read in multiple ...
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Xencenter import error “System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: path1”

I am using Xencenter 6.2 to import an ESXi 5 OVF file to a Xenserver 6.2 host. When I select the OVF file from to import, Xencenter throws an error saying "There has been an unsuspecting error, please ...
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Xen lvm resize2fs: Bad magic number in super-block

First of all i have to say i've been looking through lots of posts very similar to what i have but none could solve my problem... In my xen server i use 5 lvm disks per virtual machine: /boot / ...
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Can I configure IO error proof Linux on virtualized environment? [closed]

I believe everyone who are working on virtualized environment like Xen has experienced some sort of IO problems which lead to read only mode for guest machine. We experience same issue couple of times ...
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Weird Phusion+nginx spawning delay error

We are trying to migrate an application written on REE from cloud provider A to cloud provider B. The application code, VM specs and operating systems are the same. The basic difference is that cloud ...
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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 ...