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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Monitoring performance metrics from Xen (xend) with Java

I need to write a Java application that is collecting and monitoring (remotely and local) performance informations and metrics from a Xen hypervisor. This Java application should fetch the same ...
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XEN configuration on dedicated server at 1&1

I am just trying to install first time VPS on my dedicated server from 1&1 (12HT CPU, 30 GB RAM). The dom0 is using DHCP to get it's network configuration with ip 87.106.73.113 on eth0. I have ...
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Setting Up Xen and Network Bridge on Debian 7

Setting up Xen and Network Bridges on Debian 7 Hi there. So i am finally going to try out some virtualisation on my new dedicated machine, however i am having some problems / confusion on setting it ...
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Server hangs after typing reboot command

I have a Debian Wheezy installation with Xen in kernel. All is fine but ... when I type a reboot command or shutdown -r now, my server is stuck and I see only that info on screen: INFO: task ...
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XenServer Shared Local Stage

I am new user of XenServer 6.2. I have multiple servers connected to Pool/Cluster. Each server has 4 HDD with sw raid10. I would like to make local storage shared because of need quick migration. ...
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opensm reports - Invalid requested MGID. What does it mean?

I've been working on a virtualized SR-IOV infiniband interface under Xen. If I run the OpenSM daemon under Dom0 IPoIB appears to work in the passed through VF. However, opensm starts using a lot of ...
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How to get virtualized SR-IOV Infiniband interface UP?

I've spent several days on this now and I've managed to get SR-IOV working with the Mellanox Infiniband card using the latest firmware. The Virtual Functions appear in Dom0 as 06:00.1 Network ...
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Can I back up my Xen-based VPS Remotely?

I have a Xen-based VPS instance of Ubuntu Server 12.04. I'd like to maintain my own offsite image of my install. The vendor does offer a variety of backup options for additional costs. I'm doing an ...
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Remus or alternatives

Is it possible to set up Remus to act as a high availability server across 3 locations. Has anyone set up something like that. That is A would be main site, which would have an HA set up at B, and C ...
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FreeBSD XEN kernel not booting in XenServer 6.2

I have a XenServer 6.2 host, and I am trying to get a FreeBSD-9.1-i386 guest to run in PV mode. The installation of the guest is fine, but after a reboot with the new kernel the system does not boot. ...
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How to bond NIC on a virtual machine?

I'm puzzled about this process. Historically when I've setup an LACP bond on a piece of physical hardware I have to create the analogous setup on the switch. How does this work with a virtual machine ...
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Blocking STP Traffic

I am using Xen virtualization with a bridged mode netwrk. I noticed that there is a lot of spanning tree (as understand) traffic coming from a network. Such as: STP 802.1d, Config, Flags [none], ...
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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 dom0 rebooting

I am using Xen version 3.0.3 and running 4 domU's on this.(guest OS is windows) suddenly my dom0 reboots for no reason.This is happening frequently for last 2 days. I checked xend and system logs but ...
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Alternatives to bridging infiniband ipoib within xen domains?

I've installed xen-hypervisor-4.1 package onto an Ubuntu 12.04.3 server. It has an infiniband adaptor installed and I run IPoIB with it. What I'm wanting to do is provide the ipoib to one or more ...
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OpenVPN bridging for Xen VMs

I have a following situation and need your help. My client has several servers-routers in different GEO regions and some servers within one DC which are used for a Xen virtualization each. Routers ...
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Why would you use Xen as opposed to OpenVZ for trusted Linux-only host/guests? [closed]

Every time I need to create VPSs out of one of our machines, I (re)think the virtualization technologies, and seem to end up with OpenVZ being the most suitable for performance reasons when all I want ...
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Considering XenServer: mixing hardware configurations?

I'm having an internal debate over using XenServer and hoping for some info from 'those who are more informed'. Specifically: VMWare states that it's not a great idea to mix hardware of different ...
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Xen USB pass through

Running the Xen (Debian). I want to access the iKey USB dongle from Windows DomU. I have 2 PCI: lspci: 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:1a.0 ...
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RHEL Clones (Centos, Scientific, CERN) network installation on XenServer 6.2

I'm trying to install a Scientific Linux CERN 6 guest on XenServer 6.2 through the network with PXE Booting but it hangs in the message: mounting /tmp as tmpfs... done I'm not using the most ...
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Openstack Single Physical Network

I am trying to deploy openstack grizzly on a 12 node cluster. I want to use the xen hypervisor. I currently have xenserver installed, and I have 3 virtual machines running Ubuntu 12.04 to use for the ...
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Xen: what are domU kernel config requirements for live migration?

We recently added iSCSI storage to two Xen servers running a mix of Gentoo and Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 domUs. When trying out live migration of domU I found that I can migrate just fine the Ubuntu ones ...
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Xen Kernel - Only One Core Showing

So I have a dedicated server running the Xen kernel but for some reason it only shows one core instead of 4? Does that mean that my VPS that is running is only getting access to the 1 core or do they ...
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XEN VPS Speed Limited [closed]

I am just wondering if people can help me troubleshoot something. I currently have a dedicated server with Xen SolusVM set up on it. The VPS seems to be limited on its download speed. I ran a test ...
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Xen dom0 not forwarding to domU over bridge

My setup is about as basic as you can get. I have 2 interfaces on dom0 (Debian Squeeze), eth0 and eth1. I created a bridge for eth1 to forward packets to domU that has a public IP address. I can ...
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Citrix VDI-In-a-Box Taking “Milestone Snapshots”

We're using Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, with XenServer on the back-end. I noticed in one of my deployed images, either XenServer for VDI in a box is creating snapshots automatically. The snapshots are listed ...
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PXE Installation of XenServer 6.2

I've added XenServer 6.2 to our PXE/TFTP server. Everything went fine, but I cannot install XenServer as is. We get the XCP version instead of XenServer 6.2. Is this supposed to be normal? Here are ...
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Bridging virtual machines on xen

I have a dedicated server, running xen and a few virtual machines set up as separate entities with their own IP addresses. I have about 16Gb RAM left, and I would like to create a few more virtual ...
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Xen DomU ethernet driver seems not loading

Problem The Ethernet virtual device of my DomU doesn't seems to load and I can't explain why. Context Dom0 Info Dom0 : Debian Wheezy with Xen uname -r : 3.2.0-4-amd64 Dom0 dmesg ...
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xen domains could not connect to the internet via xen domU router

I'm trying to configure xen guest to act as a router for 2 more guests. Here is the configuration: xenbr0 IP: 192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 192.168.1.1 domain router router0 ...
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Proposed Network Design for DMZ with Server Virtualization?

I have the following proposed network design that I will be implementing. All connection for server and PCs are connected through an All in One cisco firewall Only one high end server will be used. ...
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Rate Limit Xen DomU Network Traffic

Is there a solid way to rate limit Xen DomU Network I/O Traffic? I found an answer on here using tc but I get this error: Object "qdisk" is unknown, try "tc help". I guess a solution to either of ...
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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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xm re-create configuration file from existing vm

I have Xen set up and working quite nicely. When I reboot and use: xm list I get this output: Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 ...
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SAN: is it better to have separate LUNs for operating system and data of virtual machines? [closed]

We have an iSCSI SAN that will be used as backing store for virtual machines. We use Xen and will directly present the LUNs as block devices of VMs (so there is no file system with files on it for ...
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How can I install a new xenserver dom0 kernel?

Since Citrix released the full source code to xenserver 6.2 I've been evaluating it. It's works very well, but there is only one problem that I haven't solved. Unfortunately, Citrix do not supply the ...
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Kernel parameters mem and dom0_mem in XenServer 6.1

We are running XenServer 6.1 in production, and recently had OOM-killer fire and eventually take down one of our blades. I noticed that in the kernel logs from the oom-killer instance that it seemed ...
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No traffic to Xen vif attached to Openvswitch

I'm trying to get my guest VMs to use an openvswitch on Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.8.0-26-generic. I've compiled the most recent stable build Xen 4.3.0 but can only get my guest VMs working with a standard ...
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Multiple VMs mounting and writing on the same partition

I have multiple VMs ( XEN domains ) which are getting data and writing it on a directory in a ext4 partition. Is this going to introduce data loss or corruption?
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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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Obtain the free_memory value in xen

I would like to know if there's an alternative to the command I am currently using to get the real free memory for the system (meaning memory that can be assigned to new domU) xm info | grep ...
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Enable promiscuous mode on Libvirt vif

Does anyone know how to enable promiscuous mode on a libvirt vif? I have a bridge with 3 vifs connected to it. I need one of these vifs to be able to sniff all the traffic flowing through the bridge. ...
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How do I configure Xen's virtualization of interfaces (eth0 to peth0)?

I installed Xen a while ago but had not yet booted up with the hypervisor. Well I did yesterday and all hell broke loose. I completely lost internet connectivity on my server because of Xen. When I ...
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IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth2: link is not ready & IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): xenbr2: link is not ready on Ubuntu Server - Xen bridge

Hi all, I am having some problems getting a Xen bridge up in Ubuntu precise with Xen. I created a first bridge on eth1 with no problems, but the exact same process for eth2 yields the following ...
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How create partitions with custom layout in VM on Xen Server?

We use XenServer with RAID 0, as one disk only (I wonder if this is a good approach, if not what would be ?), then we install Xen. After that we put the centOS 6.4 x64 DVD in the server and try to ...
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xen + debian network after upgrade squeeze to wheeze

I've got a Debian + Xen server. After a system upgrade to the stable version the network doesn't come up after boot. Every time after reboot I need to bring it up manually. The network configuration ...
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XenCenter can't connect to XCP server after restart

After restarting a XCP 1.6.10 host machine, XenCenter 6.1 is no longer able to connect to it. The failure message is always "Server failure: Unauthorized". Using ssh with the exact same root ...
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Xen Networking - Separating Dom0 from DomU

I'm having some issues regarding Xen Networking and I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. I have a server with 2 NICS (Xen over Ubuntu Server - Xen Bridge scripts) Each NIC ...
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Xen dom0 and domu ifconfig returns different stats

I expected that when I use ifconfig command to display network traffic RX and TX values both for dom0 and domu machine, there are differences. I run once ping inside the domu. domu ifconfig command ...
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Network filtering with libvirt + xen + bridge + nat?

How can I properly add basic network filters (clean-traffic or, at least, ip-spoofing prevention) to XEN (xend) guests managed by libvirt? Or, in particular, can I manually execute libvirt's ...