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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Mellanox works on non-xen ubuntu but not in dom0

Short story: My Mellanox Infiniband MT25418 works perfectly on Ubuntu 14.04 while running the ubuntu on bare hardware but it doesn't work when booted the very same system on XEN dom0. Longer story: ...
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How do I set the correct time on my server?

I get access denied errors when I try to use w32tm.exe. I think it's caused by broken administrator privileges after a password reset. This machine is part of a domain but neither the local ...
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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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Importing a VM with XenServer CLI

So the export/import process with the XenServer CLI seems pretty straightforward. You basically can just say: xe vm-export vm=myvm filename=/test/myvm.xva And then later: xe vm-import ...
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iptables, nat for only one interface?

On my dom0 I have got 4 domUs running, but only 3 of them have different public ips. On the domU without a public I would like to forward all trafic, but if I add nat rules the whole traffic from ...
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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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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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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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auto remount read only filesystem

We have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS running on Xen. I believe we had a disk problem and Ubuntu switched to read only mode for partition "/". However the disk problem was just for a second and other ...
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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 ...
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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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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.