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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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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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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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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XenServer for NAS and Virtualization

I'm very new to all this so please go easy on me! I'm wondering whether you can run a NAS and virtualization with XenServer on the one box. Basically, we need virtualization and we've picked ...
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LVM snapshots as a backup strategy

How viable as a backup strategy would be periodical LVM snapshots of xen domU's? Pros, cons, any gotchas? To me it seems like the perfect solution for a fast, brainless restore. Any investigation ...
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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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Cheap machine with Xen to have more than one personal dev servers with RAID option?

I do not have a lot of money so when I need a personal dev servers I decided I will use Xen on one machine to run various OS's. Although, I really like Dell Zino ...
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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 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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Difference between Xen PV, Xen KVM and HVM?

I know that Xen is usually better than OpenVZ as the provider cannot oversell in Xen. However, what is the difference between Xen PV, Xen KVM and HVM (I was going through this provider's specs? Which ...
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VNC connection to EC2 instance without installing a VNC server

I was wondering if it was possible to connect to an Amazon ec2 instance via VNC, but instead of installing a VNC server in the target machine, somehow connect it to the hypervisor's graphics output ...
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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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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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hypervisor performance when running from USB

Just wondering if there is any performance impact / degradation when running from USB key I'm planning on using KVM or xen, since my servers doesn't have on board raid controller, I'm planning on ...
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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 Paravirtualized Guest - Invalid Kernel

I have set up xen on ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I have tried installing a guest to an lvm I created called xen-lvm The virt-install script: sudo virt-install \ --name client2-ubuntu-server \ --ram 512 ...
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Why is LVS dropping packets?

I am currently trying to get down to the core of a problem where my LVS-director seems to drop a packet coming from a client from time to time. We have this problem on our production systems and can ...
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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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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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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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start xen vm using cli, without creating configuration files

Is it possible to start virtal machine without creating configuration files? Only by specifying all configuration parameters through command line, like QEMU. Can you give some references or examples?
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Compiling kernel from source (for Xen), do I use plain kernel?

My VPS host uses Xen, and instead of using its custom kernels I could use my own (with pv-grub), the sample kernel of which I had installed to test this was is the following, I am running Debian 6 ...
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Xen hvc0 console size

Hello I got a Xen running using hvc0 for the guests. Everything works fine except for the size (lines and rows) of the console: It's always 80x25 what makes editing awkward sometimes. If the line one ...
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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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Why is OOM killer hitting here

We have some VMs running kernel 2.26.26-2 under xen 4.0.3 with different CPU and RAM amounts and on some seeing almost random OOM events each rendering the VM unusable. Output is as follows, I have ...
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Can any one clarify this on xen cloud platform/xen server

As per XCP documentation, Xen Cloud Platform host is a 64 bit x86 server-class machine devoted to hosting multiple VMs. on blog.citrix.com they are mentioning about dom0 as It should be noted that ...
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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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Determine which guest is running on XEN: HVM or PV guest

I'm working with a Xen host which is installed XenServer from Citrix by someone. He already installed a lot of CentOS 5.2 guests on the host. I wonder how to check those guests to know they are PV ...
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Xen HVM guest has severe clock drift

I am seeing a very severe clock drift on my Xen HVM VPS, rented from a hosting provider, so I don't have access to the dom0 system. I continuously run ntpd, but the clock drifts by as much as 30 ...
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Windows 8 virtualization gives BSOD 0x0000005D

I find that, when trying to run windows 8 on Xen cloud (and also when running it in ESXi), the installer bluescreens with 0x0000005D (UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR) Initially I thought it was giving the VM ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Xen limit incoming traffic speed

I've tried using 'rate' to limit the traffic speed of a VM inside the config file but that only limits the incoming traffic speed of traffic to the VM. I want to limit the speed traffic can flow both ...
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After running for approx. 2 days, IIS FTP refuses to connect

Background: Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit, running inside Xen 6.1. Updated to the latest Xen Citrix Tools for Windows. Disabled IPv6. Currently trying to resolve the following: IIS FTP server ...
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Why is domU faster than dom0 on IO?

I have installed debian 7 on a physical machine. This is the configuration of the machine: 3 hard drives using RAID 5 Strip element size: 1M Read policy: Adaptive read ahead Write policy: Write ...
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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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How can a cloud be created from virtualization or how is it different from virtualization?

I have heard that virtualization is the basis of Cloud,so If i have a machine with xen as virtualizing environment and many vms running on it,then can that be called as a cloud. Is it true that vms ...
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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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dedicated server virtualization, xen or openvz?

I am putting a new server in a datacenter for company use and my company website. I use a lot of VPS accounts and in that world the choices are xen or openvz. I will be using virtualization on my ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2008 network speed slow, Xen 3.4.3 HVM ISO

I've setup a VM running Windows Server 2008 on a host node running Xen 3.4.3-5 and the following kernel: 2.6.18-308.1.1.el5xen #1 SMP Wed Mar 7 05:38:01 EST 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux The network ...
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Xen.org Master/Slave in a pool with HA-Lizard

I have a pool of 3 servers with XCP only, each with 1 VM running on them, and managing them through XenCenter. Since the opensource version of xen does not have support for HA, I am using HA-lizard, ...