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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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 ...
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Boot hanging on SELINUX?

SELINUX is disabled on this this machine (which is a CentOS instance under Xen) but the boot process gets to a point that mentions an audit and SELINUX and then hangs. Is it ever going to come back? ...
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Switching back to libxl from xend without rebooting

I did something dumb: I enabled xend over libxl and started an instance with xend. Now, libxl won't start any instances, even though I got rid of all the xend instances and stopped xend: root@xen1 ...
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OpenSUSE Xen Multiple Apache VM's

I am attempting to set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 server with Xen Hypervisor installed. The problem I have now encountered, is how do I route the correct requests to the correct VM instances. Lets say 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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Load for Xen units

I'm looking for a way to check load for Xen units on a xen Node run by Solusvm. I know OpenVZ can show container load in the solusvm panel. But if I go to load in svm for the Xen Node the load page is ...
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Convert Physical Machine to Xenserver

I am planning to convert all my physicals machines into Xen virtual machines. But i can't find any documenation on that? is it just to make a image file and convert it to a vdi ? I may have to ...
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Xen hypervisor component/plugin development [closed]

I am new to virtualization as a concept, and am particularly interested in Xen. A machine is a complex system composed of many parts/constituents: CPUs (one or more) RAM Hard drive Network card ...
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xen vm memory missing

I have an Ubuntu server with 320GB of memory. I installed xen 4.4.1 on this machine, and run 2 Debian VMs. One with +-100GB of memory and one with +-200GB. Everything worked fine, until at one point, ...
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How can I best secure NFS between an Xen host on Debian and VMs?

After some research, it seems that the best way to share files between my Debian Xen host and the virtual machines on it is to use NFS. How can I secure NFS so that only the specified VM can access ...
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Why do I not get a console for my CentOS6 PV DomU on CentOS6XEN4 Dom0?

I am currently in the process of migrating from SLES11 SP3 as Dom0 - running the "old" xend/xm-stack to CentOS6 XEN4 running the "new" xl-stack. I stumbled across a strange problem: After pygrub ...
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How to prevent a XenU domain from being saved

Xen (like other) virtual machines allows VMs to be saved and resumed. Xen on Debian Lenny, for instance, is configured to save and resume virtual machines on Dom0 restarts. Is it possible to have ...
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Why I get different network traffic values from dom0 and from domU?

I'm using Xen 4.0.1 with Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (standard packages on a Debian Squeeze system). From Xen Networking: For each new domU, Xen creates a new pair of "connected virtual ethernet ...
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xen:balloon: reserve_additional_memory: add_memory() failed: -17

We're running Ubuntu 14.04 on an EC2 virtual machine. I've been seeing a lot of these errors in our kernel log: [ 704.032085] xen:balloon: reserve_additional_memory: add_memory() failed: -17 [ ...
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What problems arise if user-space drbd is older than the kernel module?

Since more than five years I am using XEN in a productive environment. My constellation: SLES11 (included: OpenSource XEN 4.x), DRBD 8.3 in primary/secondary mode. Now I would have loved to go away ...
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DRBD on a disk with existing file system that takes all the place

I'm currently trying to simulate the environment via XEN. I have installed two debian systems with such FS layout: cltest1:/etc# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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What is the xsave cpu feature? [duplicate]

Recently after updating to xen v4.5 I lost my ability to boot my hypervisor. It would restart after saying "scrubbing free ram." After some frustrating trial & error I traced the problem to the ...
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XEN - Does pygrub alter grub on dom0

I apologize for question but I did not really understand the idea behind pygrub. I've downloaded VM from stacklet.com. The image is shipped as a ext4 file and pygrub config. My question is if I can ...
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Running OpenVPN on Xen node causes guest VM to view all inbound connections as originating from the node IP

I have two node servers running Xen 4.2 -- I'll call them Node A and Node B. Node A is running OpenVPN as the server. Node B is running OpenVPN as the client. Both nodes host a number of Xen guest ...
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Xen: network between dom0 and domU does not working, while network between particular domUs does

I am unable to establish communication between domU and dom0. I have two domUs and they are able communicate between each other. Dom0 is connected to Internet. I just need network between dom0 and ...
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solaris 11 express hosting vm's

I have been trying to wrap my head around this one. I have not seen a decent yes/no or how answer yet. I have a solaris 11 zfs server I want to host 2 or 3 vm's on it and have them use a loop network ...
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How to configure mkinitfs for stateless alpine linux / xen DOM0 boot?

I am working on setting up a test bed for some Xen development. I have a development server where I can create new builds of xen and push them to the tftp server to be PXE booted on some test ...