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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NAUbackup features + Snapshots

Does anybody know whether or not NAUbackup captures the memory of a vm, along with the disk, when it takes a snapshot? I'm running xenserver 6.5 on three blade servers and I setup NAUbackup to backup ...
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Change Xenserver 6.5 MTU

How do I go about change the MTU setting for my management interface in xenserver 6.5? Right now its set to the default 1500 but I want to increase it to 9000. For my setup I have 2 nics on each host ...
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Xen hypervisor randomly shuts down machines

We have got an ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with XEN software installed. Everything worked fine untill a day ago a Windows server stopped working (Windows server 2012) Now it's shuts down every 30 minutes ...
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Start xend service automatically on boot fails

I am trying to auto-start xend and xendomain service automatically on boot as soon as I log into XEN-dom0 (on Ubuntu server 12.04 x64) so that whey i type : sudo xm list the hypervisor lists me all ...
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Xen routing from VM-bridge-eth1 to cable to eth2-bridge-VM

I have a Debian server running Xen 4.4. The server has multiple ethernet interfaces. I would like to set up: vm1 (IP 10.1.1.2/24) <--> xenbr1 (IP 10.1.1.1/24) <--> eth1 vm2 (IP 10.1.2.2/24) ...
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After copying Xen DomU to another machine, all network config in Windows is lost

Background Our company have about 40 Xen domains installed on single server, installed and managed by suite of proprietary programs. Most of the virtual servers are managed by our customers, and we ...
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Giving Virtual Machines in Xen their own IP Addresses

Installed Xen on a server at home, recently moved it to a data center. Worked fine with DHCP behind my router, with each virtual server and the dom0 getting its own IP address. At the data center, ...
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CRITICAL STRUCTURE CORRUPTION on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine; yes with all the updates. Additional software include Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (was 2012 on a previous VM). The web hosting company includes ...
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xend is not found - Xen 4.5 on Odroid XU3 ARM

I am trying to set up Xen virtualization on Odroid XU3 ARM platform. I have done all steps from http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=98&t=6643 to be able to boot into Odroid XU3 with ...
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XenCenter cannot connect to XenServer

I am trying to establish a connection using XenCenter 6.0 to a server where XenServer 6.0 is installed, but it gives me the following error message: Unable to connect to server '192.xxx.xxx.xxx'. ...
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Acquire XEN guest memory image over network

I am trying to dump a memory image from a XEN guest (Ubuntu 12.04 x64 - domU) in order to analyze it on dom0 (Ubuntu server 12.04 x64) with volatility and find some information about the guest virtual ...
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How to block network connections between XenServer VMs using Open vSwitch?

I would like to block all network access between user VMs on a XenServer host so that users on each VM are unable to access any other user VM, or to sniff network traffic, no matter what. However I ...
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CentOS 7 on XenServer 6.5

I am having problem trying to get CentOS 7 Graphical installer to work on XenServer 6.5 (Service pack 1). I have used CentOS 7 template. Graphical installer does not work, getting blank screen with ...
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Slow writes for VM in Xen?

I have a server running Xen and a couple of VMs. I'm trying to set up a RAID array that's dedicated to one of the VMs in particular, which will be used for various storage-intensive purposes. ...
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Creating a XenServer VM from the Command-line

I have an issue in which I cannot understand how to create a XenServer Virtual Machine from the command-line. I have installed XenServer on an unused Tower unit, and currently SSH into it from my ...
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Xen based AMI does not boot (/dev/xvda)

Trying to create an AMI Instance Store within a xen based guest (VM: CentOS 6.6, 32 bit, PV). 'ec2-bundle-vol' only accepts /dev/xvda1 as a valid block device. If device entries are modified in ...
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Change Xenserver 6.5 Pool Master

I'm looking to change the pool master because my current pool master is having some hardware issues. I've disabled HA and I came across this script to change the pool master to my other server: xe ...
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How does EC2 signal a reboot to an HVM instance?

What is the exact signal being sent? How can the instance (Linux in this case) handle it?
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XENSERVER - PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found

We use XenServer to host our VPS and when we tried rebooting the server we get the following error right away PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found We need to edit the grub file for the ...
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Xen machine with a DomU router/firewall on a single NIC machine

I've got a machine with a single NIC. I'd like to set it it up like thus: Dom0 listening on 192.168.x.1 and doing nothing but being Dom0 DomU on 192.168.x.2 and external ip assigned by dhcp doing ...
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Use graphical DomU (X11 for Linux, regular UI for Windows) from Dom0 without any GUI on Dom0

I am creating a Xen (para)virtualization setup, with two DomU's: a Windows 10 client install, on HVM, and an Linux client install with X11, on PV. Dom0 is a non-graphical Debian install. So far I have ...
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If XEN can convert my installed OS to guest OS? [closed]

Need to run multiple OS (Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04, 12.04). Never use XEN before. Just want to check: Does XEN have to be installed on top of some OS? Can it be installed directory on a fresh computer ...
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How to get output 'xentop' or 'xm top' command in centOS

I would like to develop shell script by 'xmtop' or 'xm top' command get output in same format or just show on command line like, top -c, w .
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netconsole or serial logging in XenServer DomU

I have some problems with stability of Debian guests in my XenServer hosts. To debug this problem I wanted to use netconsole kernel module, unfortunately, because the Ethernet controller is emulated, ...
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How to upgrade Xen with minimal risk and downtime?

I've recently noticed that one of my server is running on a pretty old version of Xen: $ dpkg-query -l | grep xen ii libc6-xen 2.11.3-4 Embedded GNU C ...
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Determining what type of virtualisation used on VPS/VDS? [duplicate]

I bought VPS/VDS and want to know what virtualization used. I have a root prompt in Debian Linux.
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How to check what is the default NIC on a Xen guest?

A VM running on a Xen is getting buggy. Some VM lost their network connection sometimes. I've identified an error on the ping command: $ ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data. ...
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Forward Port on Guest Operating system With Libvirt

I am currently running a Xen Hypervisor underneath Ubuntu 14.04. On the host machine I am running a guest VM. From what I understand, In order to be able to receive incoming connections on the ...
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How to diagnostic internet access failure on a linux system?

I have a VM running on Xen. The virtual machine was running fine for months and suddently the network access broke down. Dom0 DomU .-------. bridge ...
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Booting CentOS7 on Xen 3.1.6: upgrading Xen best path forward?

I'm running into problems booting CentOS 7 on Xen 3.1.6: Here is the error: [root@vh1 ~]# xm create vm-app-em5-test Using config file "/etc/xen/vm-app-em5-test". Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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convert SLES11 SP1 vmlinuz-3.0.13-0.27-xen to VMware using vmware converter

I am looking to convert a XEN VM (SLES11 SP1 kernel vmlinuz-3.0.13-0.27-xen) to a VMware guest using the VMware converter tool. The VMware tool tell me conversion went fine. 100% OK, however, when I ...
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How are the Debian/Ubuntu Xen netinstall images built?

Xen/XenServer has this nice feature where you can select a Debian or Ubuntu template and point it at some mirror and it will go and download a minimal kernel and initrd which will be used to bootstrap ...
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Multi IPs on a Xen VM with bridging

While I am fairly new to XEN (running under Ubuntu 14.04) I've not had any real issues until now. I have set my networking using bridging and that has worked well for many different machines until ...
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Checking for disk failures and issues in a VM

If you host with a provider who runs a RAID 10 or another RAID based system and your in a VM. Are you able to check for disk failures or RAID failures from within the VM or does it require host based ...
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Routing issues with bonded VLAN trunk bridged to Xen dom0 on CentOS

I am setting up a new dom0 which has a LACP bond. Connectivity is fine between the network, dom0 and domU's without the trunk enabled. Once I start tagging traffic on the switch and add the ...
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Setting up emergency console access with xen

On Gandi (or other providers) you can activate an emergency console to your VM. It binds a SSH channel to a temporary IP and port. I have my own server running on xen. I would like to implement an ...
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XEN Server NFS SR read only

We have two Boxes running XEN XCP. One SR is located on an FreeNAS 9 NFS share. For some reason the NFS share turned read only which is pretty bad for one VM whose VDIs are located on the NFS SR. I ...
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Is it possible to transfer OpenVZ VPS image to XEN platform?

I'm having a memory related issue with my vps on openvz platform and I guess that my hosting provider is overselling RAM. So, I'm thinking to move on a xen platform since ram cannot be oversold but I ...
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migrate xen server to new HDD

I have a Xen Server with multiple VMs that are mirrored with DRBD to a Backup Server, and it's running out of space. I want to migrate it to a bigger Harddisk, but I'm not sure about how to go about ...
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libvirt: can it provision network interfaces where the network backend is running in a domU rather than dom0?

Thanks to a great blog post, only slightly out of date [1] I've managed to configure a dom0 which has no networking at all: physical network interfaces are passed through to dedicated domU guests ...
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How to get Ipv4 in NAT mode & Ipv6 in bridge mode together in Xen 4.4?

Here is my problem with Xen 4.4 wth Debian 8, i have one Ipv4 address & plenty of Ipv6 addresses. I would like to setup xen for NAT to route IPv4 to a private network and bridge with Ipv6 ...
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Migration from kvm to xen [duplicate]

It is possible to migrate the instance from kvm to xen hypervisor, being migration from full virtualization to paravirtualization , is it possibile.
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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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NAT with iptables to Xen DomU

I am trying to forward packets arriving on the host machine to a virtual machine. Current aim is to forward xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:3022 to the vm 192.168.10.2:22. I tried adding the following rules through ...
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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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xen nic passthrough to ubuntu domu

I have installed xen hypervisor 4.4 on ubuntu 14.04 and performed NIC passthrough to PV domu. The config of domU: /etc/xen/dom1.cfg name = 'dom1 Ubuntu v14.04.2 LTS' vcpus = '1' memory = '1024' ...
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RHEL5 Xen dom0 max memory?

I have a server with 48GB or RAM on which I have installed RHEL5 with the xen kernel. I think maybe this is normal behavior, but the kernel only seems to be able to see 32GB. I looked around online, ...
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Linux Redhat 6.0 booting freezed at “starting RHM Managed Xen Domains”

One of our Linux redhat 6.0, 64 bit machines freezes **after the step of "starting RHM Managed Xen Domains"** during booting. It has been staying there for days without successful booting. ...
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Openvswitch/Xen VLAN connectivity

I`m looking for help with Openvswitch... In a Xen virtualized environment I have VMs(both Linux and Windows) set up on different VLANs and between 2 VLANs I need to set up inter-VLAN conmmunication. ...
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Cannot use I/O in console for Xen HVM running FreeBSD/pfSense

I've been having a really hard time trying to get a Xen HVM using pfSense 2 (based on FreeBSD 8.1) working. I can make the machine run, and boot from an ISO image, but I cannot get I/O to work in the ...