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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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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Xen: can't get Dom0 and the DomUs to ping eachother

We have installed a Xen (4.1) configuration and can't get Dom0 and the DomUs to communicate (ping eachother). The DomUs are able to ping eachother but not Dom0, and Dom0 cannot ping the DomUs. We ...
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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 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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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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Xen guest - cannot get network connection beyond the host

I've just installed a XenServer 6.1. It came with a standard configuration, network 0 connected to NIC 0. I created a VM but I can't reach any network beyond the host. From the VM (172.18.32.20), I ...
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How to get more I/O performance from Citrix XenServer?

I have a Citrix XenServer 6.1 installed on a HP Server (1x Intel Xeon E5630 @ 2.53GHz (4 cores, 8 threads, RAM: 752MB for dom0 and 55286MB for the guests). The server has 2 scsi mirrored disks and is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Convert libvirt Xen configuration to native

I've configured some virtual machine under Xen on Debian Squeeze using libvirt with virsh. Now I want to get rid of the libvirt layer, because I need to configure some specific parameters on the DomUs ...
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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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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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Deploy Xen

I would like to deploy Xen virtualization, however I definately not sure which way to go. Citrix Xen Server has (AFAIK) better managment tools, but does not provide software raid. Ubuntu / CentOS ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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How to create a Centos Xen domU on Debian Squeeze using xen-create-image

I have a Xen host system based on Debian Squeeze, and installed xen-tools. I would like to setup a CentOS domU using xen-create-image. xen-tools already 'knows' of CentOS-5, but I cannot seem to get ...
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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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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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Xen open source import and export vm

I am using free Xen 4.2.4-30.el6 on centos 6.5 create a vm using virt-install I want to backup and restore virtual machines, but all tutorials talking about citrix and xe command is there any way ...
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How can I change memory resources from within the DomU?

For a certain job I sometimes need more memory in a DomU (CentOS 5). The trigger for the start of the job are some conditions that I can only check within that DomU: The DomU is waiting for an upload. ...
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Is there option to provide IP address while cloning a VM itself in XEN

I use XEN virtualization platform. I have configured its networking in xenbr0 mode. I have set up one base VM and I am cloning it to create new VMs by using virt-clone command. My question is there ...
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Citrix Xen Server 5.6: Virtual Machines (VM) Deleted or Gone Missing?

In my environment I have a Citrix Xen Server (ver 5.6) with multiple VM's setup in my lab on a local partition mount. I arrived to my lab setup last week to find that my VM's have gone missing. The ...
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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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Boot xen server through ipxe

I'm want install Xen Server 6.2 though ipxe, I tried different configurations, no luck making to work until now. I found some may example to boot from pxe using TFTP server, and here is an example: ...
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Xen Dom0 could not find boot device (or any disk)

I have a brand new DELL server running SLES11 SP1 where I am trying to install my very first Xen Hypervisor. So I installed "Hypervisor and Tools" via YaST (excluding graphical elements), which ...
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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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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 ...