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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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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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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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 ...
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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.
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Xen: 'this operation cannot be performed' (virtual disk not found) error?

When trying to start a VM: This operation cannot be completed because the specified virtual disk cannot be found How do I work around this error?
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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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Xen - can't create domain because 'vdb could not be connected'

I'm trying to start up a Xen VM, however I'm getting the following error: Error: Device 2049 (vbd) could not be connected. Hotplug scripts not working. what does this mean? The dom0 is CentOS and ...
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Allocated Memory difference in xen guests with Linux 2.6.18 and 2.6.32

Can some one explain me why there is difference in available memory on Guests with same configuration: Hypervisor:xen 4.2 64 bit VM1: Centos 5.7 with 2.6.18-274.el5xen, Assigned memory from xen is ...
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XEN - Start VM after changing the toolstack

I've changed the toolstack from xend to xapi. Using the xend toolstack I could start a vm like xm create myconfigfiele.cfg. How can I start the same VM using xapi?
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nagios volatile service and system time change warning

I have a nagios service with volatile option on (executes event handler every time it encounters a non-ok hard state). Problem is that if the event handler executes for 2-3 times (that is the expected ...
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Xen Bridge Over VirtualBox Bridge

Short version: Will a Xen bridge work over a VirtualBox bridge? If so, how does it work? Long version: I have Debian 6 (Squeeze) 64bit installed as a guest in VirtualBox, which is setup as a bridge ...
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Xen blktap qcow/qcow2 not connecting

I have a similar issue as posted here, but with qcow/qcow2 images: Xen 4.1 host (dom0) with blktap disks ("tap:aio:") not connecting I tried Xen 4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.04 precise, with both ...
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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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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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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 ...