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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Add OpenStack Compute to existing Xen based server

I have an existing server running Cenos 6.x with Xen 4.x and a dozen or so virtual machines. I'm building out an OpenStack environment and was wondering if is possible to install OpenStack compute on ...
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Grub can't find Xen multiboot file

I am running Debian Wheezy on a software RAID 0 with LVM. I'm trying to get Xen to work but grub refuses to boot in it. I installed Xen by following the instructions here: http://wiki.debian.org/Xen ...
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Creation of Xen VM fails with Error: Creating domain failed: name=buildbox03

Since a few hours, my xen VM does not want to be created. The VM is quite unstable so I need to destroy and create is quite often. This morning I was able to do such a destroy-create cycle. A few ...
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Cannot change date/time on virtualized centos install without a reboot

I have a dedicated web server which is running centos with xen virtualization that has centos installed on the vm. I do not have access to the parent server, I can only manipulate the vm, of which I ...
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Optimize monothreaded application under XEN

I have an single threaded application who uses 100% cpu on virtual machine under XEN. Adding more VCPU will not help. Is it possible to configure XEN VCPU in order to have better performance with ...
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fix kernel on Xen Server hypervisor vps

I have a cloud server hosted at Rackspace, and they use Xen Server hypervisor. I was running Ubuntu 12.04, and really messed up by attempting to do a release upgrade manually. The hypervisor ...
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XenServer xe CLI on OSX [closed]

Is there a port of the XenServer/XCP xe command-line tool to Mac OS X? Or, alternately, if this tool is open-source, what's the easiest way to get access to the source?
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Booting Ubuntu 12.10 guest on Debian 6.0.4 Xen with pygrub

I'm trying to run a Ubuntu 12.10 off a Debian 6.0.4 and Xen-4.0. I realised that pygrub might not be able to parse the menu.lst (I symlinked menu.lst to grub.cfg in /boot) and ended up with this ...
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Centos install in Xen problems

I'm running ubuntu 12.04.1, and I want to install CentOS 5 or 6 using network installation via http. Using xen images from http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.7/os/x86_64/images/xen/ my config: ...
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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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Strange Ubuntu boot up warning

I have a VM (Xen based), I can boot up the machine but there are some warning during the boot up. Are they normal? If not, how to solved? md: Scanned 0 and added 0 devices. ...
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Split management network from data in Xen Server

I'm working on configuring our existing pool of four hypervisors running XenServer 6.1 to use a separate management network. Currently the setup is a single link with a public address over which all ...
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Changing the mac address in a libvirt xml config file breaks network connectivity for the guest

I'm using Xen with libvirt and trying to set it up on a bridged interface. I am able to install an OS and everything works as I would expect. If I save the xml output from "virsh dumpxml guest", edit ...
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Network traffic is not being forwarded from a VM to the network using a bridged interface with Xen + libvirt

I'm having trouble getting network access from a VM that I'm running using Xen and libvirt. I've been trying different things and reading similar posts online for a couple of days but I'm really stuck ...
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How to get more I/O performance from Citrix XenServer?

I have a Citrix XenServer 6.1 installed on a HP Server (1x Intel Xeon E5630 @ 2.53GHz (4 cores, 8 threads, RAM: 752MB for dom0 and 55286MB for the guests). The server has 2 scsi mirrored disks and is ...
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Xen memory management on small server

I am currently running VMware vSphere 5 on a server I use for various projects. Mainly I use it for honing my skills with administration and running a few game servers. Recently I was considering a ...
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mount a partition on an lvm partition

I have a xen dom0 server (named virtserver), which contains a guest machine, let's call it "virtguest". The virtguest used to be a physical machine earlier, and the whole old disk (with several ...
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Xen hangs on boot when scrubbing RAM

I have a CentOS 5 server I can boot into the stock kernel just fine, but when I try kernel-xen, it gets stuck here: http://i.stack.imgur.com/wAI20.png When I try adding no-bootscrub to the kernel ...
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Error: Cannot find ramdisk “hd(0)/boot/grub/menu.lst”

I have a dom0 and try to run domU with config like this: kernel = '/root/xen/dist/install/usr/local/lib/xen/boot/pv-grub-x86_32.gz' ramdisk = 'hd(0)/boot/grub/menu.lst' vcpus = '2' ...
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Does Xen need an XServer for graphical display?

I'm trying to create a very small ISO, which is bootable and brings up a DomU such as Windows 7 using Xen. I want to setup the minimal number of packages in the small ISO, therefore I'm wondering if ...
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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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Nagios: check services being orphaned?

Recently I noticed that there are some warnings in the nagios.log: [1366060611] Warning: The check of service 'pt-deadlock-logger' on host 'xx' looks like it was orphaned (results never came back). ...
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How to reset root password CentOS (domU) hosted in Xen?

Need help on resetting root password of a CentOS which is a guess OS (domU) in XEN. I already tried to get to grub but it doesn't display or maybe using a different grub (pygrub). Thanks in advance.
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Setting up VPN on a VPS

I want set up a VPN in my Xen VPS with one static IP. What I should set in /etc/pptpd.conf as localip and remoteip. I followed this tutorial: ...
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ntpdate setting incorrect date after boot

I have a few Debian XEN virtual machines and upgraded them to wheezy(I need the 3.2 kernel for a project). Everything was okay until I rebooted on of the machines. My current problem is, that ntpdate ...
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Xen guest - cannot get network connection beyond the host

I've just installed a XenServer 6.1. It came with a standard configuration, network 0 connected to NIC 0. I created a VM but I can't reach any network beyond the host. From the VM (172.18.32.20), I ...
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Issues with Xen Kernel and Debian

My Xen installation has gone weird on me and I am trying to get back to normal. I overflowed the base partition and in my haste to delete unused files I think I deleted something important, so now ...
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Xen domU sees 35MB less than assigned

I am using ubuntu precise 12.04 and I am booting a paravirtualized ubuntu 12.04 domU, all being 64 bits. The VM has memory=1024 assigned and xentop at the host correctly shows 1024MB, but htop in the ...
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Migrate Windows XP to Xen HVM

I want to migrate a Windows XP machine to a Xen 4.1 HVM virtual machine with Windows XP installed (the custom software will only work with XP). The software is custom made, and needs to be migrated ...
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Use SSHFS on XenServer 6.1

On Xen Server 6.1, to backup my VMs, I use a script based on the following tools: xe vm-list to build a list of the VMs to backup xe vm-snapshot to take a snapshot of the VMs xe template-param-set ...
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Install .raw guest images in XenCenter

I have a SuseStudio created Xen image delivered in ".raw" format I would like to run it on the commercial (free) Xenserver 6.1 using the Xencenter gui The openSuse docs describe a xenmenuconfig file ...
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CentOS 6 Xen guest fails to boot after 'yum update'. Kernel?

I Seem to be having an issue with a Xen guest not booting after a yum update. DomU Configuration: #kernel = '/boot/solus-vmlinuz' #ramdisk = '/boot/solus-initrd.img' bootloader = ...
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Always use Xen? [closed]

I'm installing the usual bunch of servers for general office stuff, a mixture of Windows/Sharepoint and Linux Since none of these need direct access to the hardware, fancy graphics or are really ...
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export XenServer snapshot as file via console

I have created a snapshot of a Citrix XenServer virtual machine using XenCenter, and now I would like to save this snapshot as an *.xva file, just as if I right-click on the snapshot icon in XenCenter ...
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Unable to run libvirt with xen on Centos 6. Fails with ioctl 3166208

As per subject. Xen 4.2.1 libvirt 0.10.2-18.el6 Linux gatto.example.com 3.8.3-1.el6xen.x86_64 #1 SMP Sat Mar 16 15:16:57 EST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I followed the instructions given ...
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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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Xen XCP: Route failover IP to Guest

I have two hosts, which I installed XCP 1.6 on. The machines are hosted at Hetzner. Each host currently has a public IP and an additional IP assigned. There is a guest on each of the hosts which ...
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Cannot give more than 32GB of RAM to a Debian squeeze under Xen 6.1

Under XEN 6.1, I tried to give a debian squeeze VM more than 32GB of RAM. But the Xen Center gave me this: "The amount of physical memory allocated to this VM is greater than the total memory of its ...
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Dom0 not forwarding to DomU

The situation: DomU: Debian SID /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address x.x.x.55 gateway x.x.x.49 netmask 255.255.255.255 pointopoint x.x.x.49 Ping DomU -> x.x.x.49 ...
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Why does my server boot the old debian kernel?

I got a vServer with Debian installed (important because I have no idea of how Debian was installed and/or built). Output of ~# uname -r: 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64. After execution of (first some other ...
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Xencenter Console is very slow

I am using xencenter to administer xenserver 6.2. Xencenter VM console is very slow. I am using vpn connection. I don't want to setup ports. So, what can I do?
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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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Network Script broken with recent XEN update in Debian Squeeze

Today I applied the most recent xen update for Debian Squeeze from [Security]. The package version is now 4.0.1-5.8. After that, xend began to behave weird (aka. wrong): root@root:~# sudo service ...
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Is there any server virtualization software supports subdomains? [closed]

I installed openvz in my server but to create more virtual machines I need more than one ip address. But my service provider can only give one ip address for my server. Is there any software that ...
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Boot Clonezilla with XenServer VM

I'm currently trying to move a RHEL based server to Citrix XenServer (5.6) VM. My plan was to use Clonezilla LIVE CD, which i have had good suceess with to clone physical to physical before. So i ...
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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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Changing XEN VM configuration

What is the correct way to update a XEN VM configuration? In this case I want a specific domain to stop using /dev/emcpowerg and use /dev/emcpowerh in stead. I have ensured that the two devices have ...
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Why is Qemu Virtual CPU on my kvm guests [closed]

can some one please clarify this. I am new to kvm and created two guest instances one linux and one windows. On both Guests, CPU is showing as QEMU virtual CPU,why is it so? if kvm utilizes ...
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Install Ubuntu Desktop from ISO on XEN

I've got XEN Hypervisor running on Debian as my base system. I understand VNC and conceptually installing PV based systems on my hypervisor but I'm getting stuck starting from scratch on a ISO-based ...
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How do I change a xen vm storage from hda to sda?

I am trying to import an ovf appliance created for VMWare into our Xen infrastructure. The imported image uses hda rather than sda, and the appliance has some hard references that appear to be ...