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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stock arch linux with pv-grub on linode

I am attempting to use pv-grub on a stock arch linux instance on linode by following this post:- http://forum.linode.com/viewtopic.php?p=49387 Unfortunately, I am unable to get my pv-grub enabled ...
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Trying to create an ElementaryOS PV guest on Xen

I am trying to install ElementaryOS as a pv guest on my server for testing purposes. Elementary OS is a fork of Ubuntu Precise. Elementary does not come with PV support, however, I can obtain the ...
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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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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 safely uninstall “Citrix Tools for Virtual Machines”?

Having several virtual servers with Windows 2008 R2 at our web hoster (Germany's "1&1", they seem to use Citrix Xen), I have every now and then some servers that hang (RDP login screen hangs ...
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NIC models for HVM guests in Xen 4.0

Is there a list of NIC models that I should use with various HVM guests in Xen 4.0? Is there even a list of possible choices for the model=field? I'm planning on running both Windows and FreeBSD ...
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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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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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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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Disabling VNC for HVM on Xen causes error

When I try to start a Xen HVM guest without VNC, I always get this error libxl: error: libxl_dm.c:1212:device_model_spawn_outcome: domain 25 device model: spawn failed (rc=-3) libxl: error: ...
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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 ...
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Why is TCP accept() performance so bad under Xen?

The rate at which my server can accept() new incoming TCP connections is really bad under Xen. The same test on bare metal hardware shows 3-5x speed ups. How come this is so bad under Xen? Can you ...
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Configure GRUB on XEN VPS

I have a xen VPS with debian 7 x86_64 installed on it. The operating system comes with GRUB2 installed on it. The problem is that while runnnig apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y GRUB says The GRUB ...
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xen vdi read-only change from true to false

I have the xen vm which have 2 virtual disk, i found that only one disk is attach to the vm. one is readonly=true ( which is no attached ) one is readonly=false ( which is attached ) but i was ...
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reclaim space from xen server

i found xencenter stotage => general tah display 1096.6 GB used of 1107.7 GB total (708.5 GB allocated) seen some space have been eaten and not release. the SMLog show that [13816] 2014-03-28 ...
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Very high load during pvmove in domU

I had a pretty bad time this evening. I had to move LVM2 LVs from one PV to another (source PV backed by NFS stored vdisk, target PV backed by an iscsi LUN). Moving small LVs of ths VG (few gigabits) ...
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Intel VT enable but not found in xenserver

I have an IBM 206M with this CPU --> Intel Presler Pentium D 950 Socket LGA 775 P4D 3.4 Ghz 800Mhz FSB 4M Cache EM64T. It has Intel Virtualisation tecnology. But when i want to install xen server, the ...
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How does Xen resize VMs without shutting them down?

I'm experimenting with Xen on a spare machine and I noticed that it can resize the RAM and CPU allocations of my VMs without shutting them down first. VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, etc. can't do the same ...
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VMware or Xen support for AIX on pSeries architecture

I tried to find an explicit confirmation on VMware website if there is any chance we could virtualize AIX running on pSeriese architecture (P5, P6 and P7), but in vain. so far we have only one ...
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xen-4 single nic dom0, add second bridge

im running xen4, my dom0 is debian6 It has a single nic and im having hard problems creating a second bridge to have two virtual nics inside my guest. i tought on using dummy dev, but i had read ...
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How can I configure access to pfSense on Xen

I have a new Xen installation on which I want to run virtual machines. My hoster provided me two separate IPs in different subnets, say x.x.x.x and y.y.y.y. I want to set up pfSense on Xen and ...
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How can I see which Xen guests are using which cpu pools?

xm cpupool-list will show how many domains are on each cpupool xm cpupool-migrate will move a domain to a different pool But I can't find a command to show which cpupool a domain is using, or which ...
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Configuring kdump on CentOS 5.9 dom0. Cannot get makedumpfile to run in crash kernel

The setup: CentOS 5.9 dom0 running under Xen4.1.4. Crash kernel loaded (512M, because otherwise it would take forever to run init after the failures), and kdump functional. I am able to force the ...
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Xen (SolusVM): Guest Windows partition is not auto-allocating free space

We are creating guest VM on Windows Server 2008 from the template we've built before but when we are giving our guest VM more disk space from the beginning it's not auto allocating that space. So when ...
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Virtual Allocation Unreasonably High

Just upgraded our pool to Xenserver 6.2 and installed a brand new host, also with Xenserver 6.2. Was excited about the new features since Xenserver was fully open-sources (over-allocate ram, ha live ...
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Automate Live Xen migration of VMs to achieve dynamic load balancing in Open source environment

DRS in Vsphere is paid. Is there exist any alternative to achieve dynamic load balancing through automating live xen vm migration in open source environment ?? Also,if required, how can write our own ...
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Error when enabling HA on Xen Server

We have 4 Xen servers - 6.2 build 70446c - one shared storage - accessible via NFS. We disabled HA in order to solve some issues with a live migration that was stuck. I put the master on that pool in ...
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Xen multiple simultaneous live migrations

I have some VMs on a physical server and I need to migrate them on another physical server. Both server are running Xen hypervisor. I attempted to migrate them simultaneously by executing the commands ...
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Is there a way to give a xen vm with windows more than one virtual cpu?

I have a quad core machine which is running debian with a xen kernel. I am running a couple linux servers on there which don't do a lot of CPU intesive stuff, but I have there a windows server 2008 ...
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Xen doesn't boot after install [closed]

I tried to setup Xen by the instruction released on the site of my hoster. I installed Xen, completed RAID setup as it is told in the instruction. Rebooted and succesfully connected to Xen from ...
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DRBD Madness on Virtual Environment (XEN)

Right now I am using DRBD to replicate two directories (/var/www and /var/spool/mail) on two different XEN VPS's and they're 7000 Miles away from each other! on the top of that I am using a ...
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DRBD Dual-Primary Obstacles

I have DRBD installed and configured on two different servers, everything is working as expected but I am having a horrible I/O disk read/write speed and network latency like crazy, my shared ...
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Visualizing Xen Performance and Utilization

VMWare's vSphere console and Veeam's monitoring utilities do an admirable job of showing admins various statistics on CPU usage, memory usage, percent utilization, etc. of VM's and the hypervisor ...
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Installing DRBD on XEN CentOS 5.8 (Stable)

I am trying for days to achieve HA with fault tolerance between my existing two XEN VPS's one located in Tokyo and the other located in US (both have the same setup and the same configurations, I am ...
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Unison and Resolving Conflicts with diff3

I installed Unison because I wanted a two-way synchronization to my DRBD directory, my logic is a little bit complicated so I am stressing on the problem itself and ignoring unneeded information, ...
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Physical to Virtual Xen on Debian Squeeze

I'm trying to migrate various services from a physical Debian Squeeze box to a number of para-virtualised Xen machines. This is my first venture into Xen, so I'm planning on doing this step by step: ...
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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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XenServer open vSwitch performance downgrade

I'm trying to capture part of an inter hypervisor traffic between 2 virtual machines running over XenServer 6.2. I want to mirror some TCP sessions to a 3rd virtual machine with minimum affect to the ...
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GFS2 without LVM on CentOS 5.7

I am using DRBD and I just synced 40GB between 2 nodes for the last 3 days and I am using GFS2 without LVM, I formatted the partition just fine but now I can't mount it /sbin/mount.gfs2: invalid ...
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Configuration of a small-scale xen server

We are looking for good practices for setting up a xen server (4 cores, 32gb ram). There will be 6 VM (+ dom0), running personals servers (probably low CPU demands). Once the system will be ...
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Cluster IP Address in HA Environment CentOS (5.x)

I am in the process of installing High Availability CentOS (5.x) setup with Fail-over capacity, I have 2 identical XEN VPS's in two different locations, every VPS has a private IP and a public IP, I ...
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How to change boot device on vm installed on Citrix Xen Server to DVD

I have installed Centos 6 on my new Xen Server (XenServer release 6.2.0-70446c). Everything went smooth. System is working fine but now I want to change boot device on that VM to boot from DVD (iso ...
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xen and port forwarding from dom0 to domU

I have a server running Xen with the following network configuration root@ubuntu:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto xenbr0 iface ...
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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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Error running xe sr-create

I'm trying to add a new SATA drive (SSD) as a local SR. XenServer may have seen the drive before, but I don't recall every doing anything with it. I'm attempting to run this command: xe sr-create ...
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Smart solution for XenServer firewall?

I've been searching for a smart solution for a XenServer firewall for about a month now. The documentation for the new default networking backend "openvswitch" is not that detailed and I can barely ...
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Xen Guest Network

Does anyone know of a way to change the Vlan for a guest system from commandline. I know from the interface you can just do it via properties but when trying to do it on the backend it says the ...
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XenServer Converting HVM to Paravirtualised

Recently I have been tasked with the daunting process of converting a setup of HVM enabled VMs (running on Citrix XenServer 5.6.0) into PV (paravirtualised) containers. The constraints of the project ...