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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Testing migration in vmware workstation

I have VMware Workstation 12 with two centOS guests installed, lets say C1 and C2. I am using Xen inside C1 and C2, lets say X1 and X2 respectively. I want to migrate vms from X1 to X2. I know this is ...
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Kali Linux under Xen

I've been trying to get Kali running as a guest dom, but so far the results have failed. My LVM is located at /dev/sdb --- Volume group --- VG Name vg0 System ID ...
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Xen reduce VCPU

I am trying to reduce the number of VCPU on Dom0, but not understanding why its not reducing the number. Log: [2016-02-11 13:43:25 2550] INFO (XendDomainInfo:1977) Set VCPU count on domain Domain-0 ...
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lvcreate reports disk full, vgdisplay says space still exists

I'm attempting to create some new lvm partitions for a Xen VM. The drives are already set up - running sudo vgdisplay give me the following: --- Volume group --- VG Name n3850a-vg0 ...
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Xen host and guest sharing same IP

Is it possible for both Xen host and Xen guest to share same IP (albeit with different ports)? We have a single public IP, and want to have both the Xen host (as host only, no other role) and the Xen ...
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Is virtualbox good for live server virtualization

I used virtual box before to test OS installation on my own personal computer. I'm not sure if it's suitable for actual virtualization on live servers. I mostly hear about Xen for that. Is virtualbox ...
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VNC not working on XEN/libvirt domU - debian jessie

Hi recently configured a brand new server for testing purpose: debian jessie (8.3) xen 4.4 (xl toolstack) virtinst I created and started a new domU through virt-install: virt-install \ --...
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Xen+Libvirt: How to use PVH mode with Libvirt?

PVH mode is an hybrid of PVHVM and PV modes, where you use both virtualization and paravirtualization techniques for improved guest performance. It's been introduced around Xen 4.4. I'm using Xen 4.6 ...
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Migrate Virtual Machine from KVM to Xen

I'm trying to migrate a Virtual Machine from Qemu KVM to Xen Hypervisor 4.1, but have problems with it. What is the best and simplest way to do it? What I've done so far: I have installed xen-linux-...
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Linux xen directly boot windows domu? [closed]

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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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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Verifying VT-D / IOMMU Support (VGA Passthrough)

I have a 4790K I'd like to use VT-D with for hardware acceleration in a Windows guest VM (Dom0 = Ubuntu 14.04) using Xen. Intel's website CLAIMS the processor supports this: "Intel® Virtualization ...
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Setting up bridge for domU to be accessed from external network(internet)

I am trying to setup virtual guests(PV) using xen 4.4 (xen-tools) on debian 8.3. Problem is that I fail to configure bridge properly I guess ^^. I have setup an interface xenbr0 that uses same IP ad ...
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Xen VGA passthrough w/ XEN_PCIDEV_BACKEND kernel option

Xen's webpage ( http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_VGA_Passthrough ) says this is a requirement for VGA passtrough: "dom0 Linux kernel needs "XEN_PCIDEV_BACKEND" option enabled." I'm running ...
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Xen domain windows 2012 r2 - cant add usb

I have xen 4.4.3-9.el6 on CentOS: 6.7 (Final) Problem is I cant add usb devices to my windows 2012R2 domain; If I usexm usb-add demo_win2012_r2 host:0529:0620: I can see my device in windows but it ...
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Running a Linux docker container inside a Windows Server provisioned through Xen on CentOS (Can it be done?)

How do you properly propagate VT-X through physical hardware into a server provisioned via Xen so that virtualized docker can be run inside the virtual Windows server? L0 is Xen running inside CentOS....
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Need informations about RAID5 behaviour in XenServer 5.5

I've detected an I/O error in my partition /dev/sdd3 which is a part of 4 devices assembled with RAID5. Now my server is in degraded mode with only 3/4 sync drives. I have a boot partition (/dev/sdd1)...
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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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Handling /etc/fstab when upgrading linode from Xen to KVM

I have a linode that is currently on one of Linode's Xen servers. I see that I am eligible to upgrade to a KVM linode. One thing that concerns me is that Linode's upgrade guide says block devices ...
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Xen networking - dom0 receives ARP requests but no reachability

Both dom0 and domU are Debian 8. Dom0 network configuration is: auto xenbr0 iface xenbr0 inet manual bridge_ports eth1 bridge_stp off bridge_waitport 0 bridge_fd 0 auto xenbr0.4 ...
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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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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 VPS wrong memory?

I ordered a VPS on XEN platform with 1 GB of memory. CentOS 6.6 uname -a Linux vps 2.6.32-504.23.4.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 9 20:57:37 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I checked the ...
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XenServer - Removing Blade Server from Chassis

I've got to remove one of our PowerEdge M620 blade servers from our M1000e Chassis server to look at the hardware on the server, mainly the mezzanine card installed. Will removing the blade server ...
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Unable to get a xen vnc console on centos7

On a xen Centos 7 domU, I am unable to get a vnc console on xvc0. According to the documentation I have seen, this should occur automatically. What I see is anything but - console stays on hvc0. ...
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Getting “Too many slots” messages on CentOS 7 running as a domU

I have some CentOS 7 guests (domU) running on some CentOS 5 + Xen 3.0 hosts (dom0). I'm seeing a lot of this in dmesg and /var/log/messages: Dec 11 13:33:50 appsrv01 kernel: net eth1: Too many ...
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OpenSUSE Xen installlation is not in Grub 2

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate but somehow serverfault search action didn't work with my browser. I have a functional recent OpenSUSE Tumbleweed installation and I want to turn it into a hypervisor....
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Manage KVM and or XEN Server from Windows

I cant seem to find a way to mange my KVM and XEN Server from a Windows machine. Is there really no way except a remote desktop connection?
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Xen Vcpus State

hprvsr1 ~ # xl list Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 0 1024 1 r----- 15.6 hprvsr1 ~ # xl vcpu-...
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How can I track security issues with running kernel under paravirtualisation?

I've got a bunch of client's virtual machines running by various providers who use Xen paravirtualisation. Almost all of these are Debian or Debian based systems. I rely on APT pretty heavily to ...
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Enabling Nesting for Xen-in-Xen via Libvirt xml

I'm trying to get nested Xen-In-Xen via libvirt. Can someone confirm that adding hap and nestedhvm to the features element in the domU xml config is what is required to get nesting working? Am I ...
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Rate Limit Xen DomU Network Traffic

Is there a solid way to rate limit Xen DomU Network I/O Traffic? I found an answer on here using tc but I get this error: Object "qdisk" is unknown, try "tc help". I guess a solution to either of ...
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KVM vs XEN PV - which might have higher Server Load [duplicate]

I am wondering KVM vs XEN PV which will create higher server load (From Host perspective). In simple words, if identical VM's ( Linux variant) runs on a KVM based node and XEN PV based node which ...
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XenServer Guest PV - Serial Port RS232

Is there any way how to forward (passthrough) physical serial port to XenGuest PV system? I need to be able configure serial device with virtual server on XenServer 6.2. I’m looking for some like ...
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Enable SNMP XenServer 6.5

I want to enable snmp on my servers running xenserver 6.5. I've found a few articles with instructions to do so and the whole process seems pretty straight forward but my question is this - is there ...
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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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Backing up Xen Guests from dom0 with disk image file

I have a Xen server dom0 with a number of guests installed and am struggling to find an easy way to manage backups from the dom0 side. Guest scripts: Of course I could run backup scripts on each of ...
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Shared storage for Xen based cluster that allows I/O control

I am looking for a solution that will allow me to control I/O usage for my home Xen based cluster. Basically what I need is a way to limit or scale domUs (VMs) disk throughput. E.g. setup: - VM1 ...
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Effects of Third Party tools on Hypervisor Performance

I am using XEN for managing and introspection of VM's. I used DRAKVUF for sake of introspection. XEN provide built in tools for managing VM's. But I want to use LibVIRT for management. I want to know ...
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Get direct block addresses - Sleuth kit - XEN

I am using sleuth kit library in order to write an introspection tool for XEN hypervisor and my question is if we have the inode number of a file on a disk [ guest VM - ext4 filesystem], for example ...
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Ubuntu LDAP and NFS directory permissions

I have an issue with NFS and directory permissions using LDAP. Users that are members of a certain group cannot access a directory owned by that group (it works fine without NFS). They can access ...
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iptables rule to block incoming/outgoing traffic to a Xen container

I'm trying to setup IPTABLES on my xen host server that will block incoming and/or outgoing access to a xen client on the same machine. Specifically, I need to block outgoing port 25 traffic and ...
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Citrix Xenserver Service Account Issues

I'm trying to create an account with citrix xenserver so I can post questions on their boards and also get notifications for updates. I filled out the necessary info and I get an email saying an ...
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How to create bridged network interface for Xen?

I'm trying to use Xen on an Ubuntu server for the first time and have a really basic question. I'm following the guide in the Ubuntu docs and under the Network Configuration->Using bridge-utils ...
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wget only works when tcpdump is listening

I am running two Virtual Machines over the XEN hypervisor both with Ubuntu trusty (Linaro-Developer version) with the following simple bridge networking setup: Backend domain (dom0): br0 ...
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nat and xen, nat only to external ip

I've setup xen that way that all my vm's have a public ip and a private ip (192.168.0.x). However, those vms which don't have a puplic ip should also get internet access so I did setup nat. iptables ...
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Apply Hotfix/Update in Xen Center

I noticed that hotfix XS65ESP1013 was just issues for xenserver 6.5. I want to apply the update through Xen Center, NOT CLI. What are the proper steps for updating through xen center? I currently ...
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xen-hypervisor-4.4 doesn't show log timestamps

I'm trying to debug some performance problems with a recently updated xen (from 3 to 4.4) and I realized that with the old XEND toolstack I had a log file in var/log/xen/xend.log with timestamps and ...
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Persist OVS mirroring on Xen reboot

I'm running Xen on Debian with five guest VM:s. I've used the following command to setup port mirroring to two of the VM:s ovs-vsctl \ -- --id=@m1 create mirror name=detector \ -- add bridge ...
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“soft lockup - CPU# 0 stuck for ” after xen install on Ubuntu Server

I finally managed to install xen-hypervisor-amd64 on an Ubuntu 15.04 Server and I rebooted fine, but after a few minutes after a restart, the console starts outputting these messages soft lockup - CPU#...