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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Server Network Monitoring, Management, and Deployment [duplicate]

We are beginning to build a footprint of servers used for a variety of purposes in SoftLayer datacenters across North America and one question that has been "gnawing" at me since the start is "what ...
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How to upgrade Xen with minimal risk and downtime?

I've recently noticed that one of my server is running on a pretty old version of Xen: $ dpkg-query -l | grep xen ii libc6-xen 2.11.3-4 Embedded GNU C ...
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Determining what type of virtualisation used on VPS/VDS? [duplicate]

I bought VPS/VDS and want to know what virtualization used. I have a root prompt in Debian Linux.
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How to check what is the default NIC on a Xen guest?

A VM running on a Xen is getting buggy. Some VM lost their network connection sometimes. I've identified an error on the ping command: $ ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data. ...
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Forward Port on Guest Operating system With Libvirt

I am currently running a Xen Hypervisor underneath Ubuntu 14.04. On the host machine I am running a guest VM. From what I understand, In order to be able to receive incoming connections on the ...
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How to diagnostic internet access failure on a linux system?

I have a VM running on Xen. The virtual machine was running fine for months and suddently the network access broke down. Dom0 DomU .-------. bridge ...
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Booting CentOS7 on Xen 3.1.6: upgrading Xen best path forward?

I'm running into problems booting CentOS 7 on Xen 3.1.6: Here is the error: [root@vh1 ~]# xm create vm-app-em5-test Using config file "/etc/xen/vm-app-em5-test". Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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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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How are the Debian/Ubuntu Xen netinstall images built?

Xen/XenServer has this nice feature where you can select a Debian or Ubuntu template and point it at some mirror and it will go and download a minimal kernel and initrd which will be used to bootstrap ...
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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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Using XenServer to host multiple VMs and use them from the same computer [closed]

I'd like to run multiple virtual machines on my home computer and be able to switch between them easily. I could just have a windows host, and a number of guest VMs. However is it possible to have ...
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Checking for disk failures and issues in a VM

If you host with a provider who runs a RAID 10 or another RAID based system and your in a VM. Are you able to check for disk failures or RAID failures from within the VM or does it require host based ...
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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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Firefox will not open with Open VSwitch Installed [closed]

I am following along with the Xen installation files from Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen When I try to set up Open VSwitch, I noticed I permanently lose the ability to open Firefox ...
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How to get output 'xentop' or 'xm top' command in centOS

I would like to develop shell script by 'xmtop' or 'xm top' command get output in same format or just show on command line like, top -c, w .
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Xencenter system alert VMPR failed: snapshot could not be created

I am new in Citrix my previous administrator setup the Citrix. Last five days showing the same error System alert: "Production Daily: VMPR failed: snapshot could not be created","","AA","Jul 27, ...
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Routing issues with bonded VLAN trunk bridged to Xen dom0 on CentOS

I am setting up a new dom0 which has a LACP bond. Connectivity is fine between the network, dom0 and domU's without the trunk enabled. Once I start tagging traffic on the switch and add the ...
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KVM or Xen for VGA Pass-through [migrated]

I'm in the planning phase of setting up a personal virtualization server. One of the virtual machines I want to setup is a Windows box with Steam. Ideally, I want to stream higher-end games to my ...
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Ubuntu upstart hangs on interactive start & stop

How do I get Ubuntu upstart to not hang on interactive start & stop? I have created many upstart scripts that work fine during init, but often hang when I enter them at the console. If I CTRL+C ...
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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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Xen Remus setup

Currently, I'm running the IT for a small organization, and we just purchased a new server to replace our aging Dell poweredge. As the Dell isn't so bad as to be junk, I was hoping to set up Xen on ...
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Bringing the xenbr0 interface up on XEN under Ubuntu 8.04

I installed XEN on Ubuntu 8.04 using this tutorial but after I reboot with the XEN kernel, I don't have xenbr0 device. I see that network-bridge script runs and it creates peth0 device, but not ...
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Setting up emergency console access with xen

On Gandi (or other providers) you can activate an emergency console to your VM. It binds a SSH channel to a temporary IP and port. I have my own server running on xen. I would like to implement an ...
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XEN Server NFS SR read only

We have two Boxes running XEN XCP. One SR is located on an FreeNAS 9 NFS share. For some reason the NFS share turned read only which is pretty bad for one VM whose VDIs are located on the NFS SR. I ...
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fdisk -l do not detect device accessed using iSCSI on XEN virtual machine

I am experiencing an issue when 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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Xenserver 5.6 SR_BACKEND_FAILURE_47 no such volume group, but it is there

I've looked everywhere (Google, here, a bunch of other sites), and while I have found people with similar problems, I couldn't find a single one with a solution to this. Last night our xenserver 5.6 ...
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CentOS 6 Xen guest fails to boot after 'yum update'. Kernel?

I Seem to be having an issue with a Xen guest not booting after a yum update. DomU Configuration: #kernel = '/boot/solus-vmlinuz' #ramdisk = '/boot/solus-initrd.img' bootloader = ...
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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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Is it possible to transfer OpenVZ VPS image to XEN platform?

I'm having a memory related issue with my vps on openvz platform and I guess that my hosting provider is overselling RAM. So, I'm thinking to move on a xen platform since ram cannot be oversold but I ...
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migrate xen server to new HDD

I have a Xen Server with multiple VMs that are mirrored with DRBD to a Backup Server, and it's running out of space. I want to migrate it to a bigger Harddisk, but I'm not sure about how to go about ...
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libvirt: can it provision network interfaces where the network backend is running in a domU rather than dom0?

Thanks to a great blog post, only slightly out of date [1] I've managed to configure a dom0 which has no networking at all: physical network interfaces are passed through to dedicated domU guests ...
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Where is my new hard disk Citrix Xen Center

I'm trying to create a new storage repository on a server that already has 2 old hard disks, set up with hardware RAID 1. It's my first time doing this in Xen Server environment so I wanna be extra ...
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Error while creating VM using virt-manager on Xen

After a great struggle I got my XEN installed now I am using virt-manager and trying to create a VM. Since my H/W doesnt support full Virtualization using the Para Virtualization installation over ...
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How to get Ipv4 in NAT mode & Ipv6 in bridge mode together in Xen 4.4?

Here is my problem with Xen 4.4 wth Debian 8, i have one Ipv4 address & plenty of Ipv6 addresses. I would like to setup xen for NAT to route IPv4 to a private network and bridge with Ipv6 ...
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Migration from kvm to xen [duplicate]

It is possible to migrate the instance from kvm to xen hypervisor, being migration from full virtualization to paravirtualization , is it possibile.
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XenCenter cannot connect to XenServer

I am trying to establish a connection using XenCenter 6.0 to a server where XenServer 6.0 is installed, but it gives me the following error message: Unable to connect to server '192.xxx.xxx.xxx'. ...
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Cannot connect to Xen domU via VNC if X isn't installed on domU

I'm trying to build a Xen domU that can be connected through the Xen's VNC server. Below is the template (actually it's generated by OpenNebula): name = 'one-153' #O CPU_CREDITS = 256 memory = '128' ...
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How to get virtualized SR-IOV Infiniband interface UP?

I've spent several days on this now and I've managed to get SR-IOV working with the Mellanox Infiniband card using the latest firmware. The Virtual Functions appear in Dom0 as 06:00.1 Network ...
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xen Dom0 network setup on ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

I read a lot of tutorials (or at least try to be) but none is able to explain well how to configure networks for xen host. my Dom0 has two interfaces eth0 (real interfaces) and virbr0 (I guess was ...
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How to find dom0 name from hosted domU

I'm actually testing RHEL 5.3 with Xen between two servers in order to have a disaster recovery solution. So I'm playing with moving my domU from one dom0 server to the other server. Unfortunatly ...
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NAT with iptables to Xen DomU

I am trying to forward packets arriving on the host machine to a virtual machine. Current aim is to forward xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:3022 to the vm 192.168.10.2:22. I tried adding the following rules through ...
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How to use the same IP for dom0 and one domU in XEN

I have currently a Xen on a debian wheezy dom0. I have 6 (public) ips and I would like to setup 6 VMs (each using one IP). To keep access to dom0, I'd like dom0 ssh to bind on one IP port (lets say ...
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xen nic passthrough to ubuntu domu

I have installed xen hypervisor 4.4 on ubuntu 14.04 and performed NIC passthrough to PV domu. The config of domU: /etc/xen/dom1.cfg name = 'dom1 Ubuntu v14.04.2 LTS' vcpus = '1' memory = '1024' ...
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Giving Virtual Machines in Xen their own IP Addresses

Installed Xen on a server at home, recently moved it to a data center. Worked fine with DHCP behind my router, with each virtual server and the dom0 getting its own IP address. At the data center, ...
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RHEL5 Xen dom0 max memory?

I have a server with 48GB or RAM on which I have installed RHEL5 with the xen kernel. I think maybe this is normal behavior, but the kernel only seems to be able to see 32GB. I looked around online, ...
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Linux Redhat 6.0 booting freezed at “starting RHM Managed Xen Domains”

One of our Linux redhat 6.0, 64 bit machines freezes **after the step of "starting RHM Managed Xen Domains"** during booting. It has been staying there for days without successful booting. ...
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Openvswitch/Xen VLAN connectivity

I`m looking for help with Openvswitch... In a Xen virtualized environment I have VMs(both Linux and Windows) set up on different VLANs and between 2 VLANs I need to set up inter-VLAN conmmunication. ...
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Cannot use I/O in console for Xen HVM running FreeBSD/pfSense

I've been having a really hard time trying to get a Xen HVM using pfSense 2 (based on FreeBSD 8.1) working. I can make the machine run, and boot from an ISO image, but I cannot get I/O to work in the ...
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Boot hanging on SELINUX?

SELINUX is disabled on this this machine (which is a CentOS instance under Xen) but the boot process gets to a point that mentions an audit and SELINUX and then hangs. Is it ever going to come back? ...
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Switching back to libxl from xend without rebooting

I did something dumb: I enabled xend over libxl and started an instance with xend. Now, libxl won't start any instances, even though I got rid of all the xend instances and stopped xend: root@xen1 ...