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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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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xen Dom0 network setup on ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

I read a lot of tutorials (or at least try to be) but none is able to explain well how to configure networks for xen host. my Dom0 has two interfaces eth0 (real interfaces) and virbr0 (I guess was ...
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Xen server on hetzner with two public up and local virtual network

I use Xen server on my office with a Dell t310 with only one public ip. The public ip is assigned to the router that forward ports to a guestos running endian firewall that route traffic to an apache ...
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Cannot connect to Xen domU via VNC if X isn't installed on domU

I'm trying to build a Xen domU that can be connected through the Xen's VNC server. Below is the template (actually it's generated by OpenNebula): name = 'one-153' #O CPU_CREDITS = 256 memory = '128' ...
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start Xen DomU automatically when host is rebooted

I have searched the other questions that are similar, but none of them actually provided the answer. The other answers all go down different bunny trails but leave the original question unanswered. I ...
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How do I make all Xen guests use their host clock value?

I've set up Xen server under Linux with several guests running, and all was well. After some time I've noticed the clock on the server drifted away, so I installed 'ntpd', and the clock was back to ...
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use LXC under heavier virtualization (Xen, KVM,Hyper-V,VMVare)

Is it possible to use LXC under heavier virtualization (Xen DomU, KVM, Hyper-V, VMVare) ? I would like to use it as security (isolation) tool, the ability to limit resource consumption is not priority ...
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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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Xen memory management

In real machine, I can reserve a certain of memory by editing grub to limit memory,which the machine can use, and then mapping the reserved memory using ioreamp. I can manage these memory and insert ...
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Error while creating VM using virt-manager on Xen

After a great struggle I got my XEN installed now I am using virt-manager and trying to create a VM. Since my H/W doesnt support full Virtualization using the Para Virtualization installation over ...
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Xen PV, Xen HVM and KVM

Am I correct that you can boot up any operating system with either of these virtualization types as they act as a bare metal machine and compile your own kernel? I am looking to switch over from ...
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Whole block device named xvda1, xvda2 instead of xvda, xvdb

I am working on a VM that was set up for me in a public cloud. It's running under the Xen hypervisor in paravirtualized mode and has two virtual disks. So I expect the virtual disk block devices to be ...
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AWS EC2 Instance Shutting Down Prematurely (Possible Xen Driver Issue)

Currently trying to run a JSON Script using CloudFormation via the AWS Console and we're coming across a very frustrating error. The Instance seems to start up, and gets past the 2/2 Check in the GUI ...
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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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All Xen domU LVM volumes corrupt after reboot

I'm running a Debian Squeeze dom0, and after rebooting it all 7 of my domUs have data corruption. Each is setup as ext3 partition directly on a separate lvm2 volume. None of the lvm volumes will ...
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Xen vs. VirtualBox under heavy load?

Which performs better under heavy CPU and memory usage on the virtual servers, Xen or VirtualBox?
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Xenserver 5.6 SR_BACKEND_FAILURE_47 no such volume group, but it is there

I've looked everywhere (Google, here, a bunch of other sites), and while I have found people with similar problems, I couldn't find a single one with a solution to this. Last night our xenserver 5.6 ...
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Xen Remus setup

Currently, I'm running the IT for a small organization, and we just purchased a new server to replace our aging Dell poweredge. As the Dell isn't so bad as to be junk, I was hoping to set up Xen on ...
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Can I use XenServer GPU Pass-Through without XenDesktop?

XenServer documentation only covers using GPU Pass-Through ("vGPU") to run XenDesktop's "HDX 3D Pro Graphics." XenServer GPU Pass-Through cannot be used with the XenCenter VNC console and it does not ...
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Bringing the xenbr0 interface up on XEN under Ubuntu 8.04

I installed XEN on Ubuntu 8.04 using this tutorial but after I reboot with the XEN kernel, I don't have xenbr0 device. I see that network-bridge script runs and it creates peth0 device, but not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VPS won't boot the latest kernel on XEN

I have a XEN VPS and it's been running Ubuntu for some years now. AUtomatic security upgrades are on and I've manually upgraded it continously and also done releas-upgrades whenever there's been a new ...
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Ubuntu upstart hangs on interactive start & stop

How do I get Ubuntu upstart to not hang on interactive start & stop? I have created many upstart scripts that work fine during init, but often hang when I enter them at the console. If I CTRL+C ...
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Xen relay device on DomU

I am using Xen hypervisor. I've two reuirements forward a devfs file to DomU Guest. forward a tty to DomU Guest. forward a pts to DomU Guest. If 1st one works second one will also work. Example: ...
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How can I create a new VM pointing to something other than a CD/DVD

I am new to XenServer and want to experiment with adding new virtual machines. I am running XenServer 6.1 and XenCenter. I have successfully created a new VM by burning a DVD and during the creation ...
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Xen / libvirt - “End of file while reading data: Input/output error” when attempting to start a domain

I'm getting the following string of errors when I attempt to start a domain using virsh: virsh # start vimes error: Failed to start domain vimes error: End of file while reading data: Input/output ...
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Stale NFS handle

I have several xen guest OSs that get their root file system from NFS. I changed /etc/network/interfaces on some of them (on the nfs server) and then rebooted them. Now I get lots of 'Stale NFS ...
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How do I get the system-serial-number for Xen Server?

I would like to find out how could I be able to retrieve the system-serial-number of virtual machines installed on Citrix XenServer. I had referred to ...
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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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Where is my new hard disk Citrix Xen Center

I'm trying to create a new storage repository on a server that already has 2 old hard disks, set up with hardware RAID 1. It's my first time doing this in Xen Server environment so I wanna be extra ...
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xen with image disk files (instead of LVM)

I am currently running virtualbox on linux to run some simple webserver linux hosts. This is because I like the portability and extra isolation security. Because the host (and guests) are Ubuntu, ...
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BUG message on xenserver 6.5 - bad memory?

Several times a day I receive the following error in /var/log/messages. The server hangs and requires a reboot to respond again: Feb 1 13:44:54 xenserver-abfuqvrs kernel: [35023.166776] BUG: unable ...
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Force the GPL/PV driver to a lower link speed

I'm running Xen 4.4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. On this Dom0 I am running: 1 DomU Ubuntu 14.04 with Shorewall 1 DomU Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with GPL/PV drivers Both domUs connect to the same bridge ...
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xen server iso local storage

I'm unsure as to how I would go about this but here goes. I'm trying to create a local repository for ISO images on a xenserver. I have two hard drives that are mirrored that I told xenserver to ...
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No space to snapshot on xenserver - Catch 22 to move the VMs

I am trying to move some VMs from one Xenserver onto another one but am stuck in a catch 22 situation. I have 3 VMs running on this server all on one storage repository. I don't have space to snapshot ...
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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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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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xen server windows template sysprep Autounattend

Got a Xen Server Template Windows 2008 R2, thats had alot of things already set (disk size, server manager disabled etc, etc) We spin up, windows patch host and re-run sysprep My question is, can ...
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Share IP from Xen (XCP) Dom0 to DomU

The situation: Xen Cloud Platform installed on a dedicated server. It is assigned a batch of IPs. I want to create a CentOS 6 VM (domU) that is running a WHM/Cpanel install, and has access to the ...
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(Testing purpose) Using a Xen VM image, unconverted, in other virtualization platform (e.g. QEMU, virtualbox)?

I've set up a Xenserver and a Centos VM for my own testing. The physical machine is old hardware and therefore quite slow, but for some reason I would like to test the VM in the Xenserver platform. ...
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framebuffer loads under Linux, but not Xen

I recently built a Debian "Wheezy" system, which booted via GRUB to a non-framebuffer console, printing Console: colour VGA+ 80x25 during boot. To /etc/default/grub I added GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1200 ...
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enabling modules for a kernel

I have a KVM/XEN VPS and would like to enable the following modules: ipt_LOG ipt_multiport ipt_state ipt_limit ipt_recent ipt_owner iptable_nat tun/tap iptable_nat ipt_MASQUERADE ipt_POSTROUTING PPTP ...
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What is causing `skb rides the rocket` errors?

On one of our busy (virtual) Debian 6 servers we are seeing a lot of messages in the syslog like this: kernel: xen_netfront: xennet: skb rides the rocket: 19 slots We are seeing some connectivity ...
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Why do KVM needs Hardware Assisted support to install even Linux based OS

For XEN we dont need Hardware Assisted support for running linux os. But why do we need that for KVM for running even linux based os. Can Kvm be configured to support para virtualization. Edit: ...
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xenserver ISO library

I am trying to create ISO repository with this guide: http://kb.softescu.ro/server-administration/linux-server-administration/how-to-create-a-local-iso-storage-repository-on-citrix-xenserver/ ("Inside ...
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How to expose DomU's to router network?

I currently have a server connected to a router through a single NIC. The server has a running XEN setup with several DomU's. Everything seems to work fine, I can access internet from both Dom0 and ...
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Ubuntu on VPS becomes unresponsive: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s

We have a VPS running Ubuntu, on Xen. The problem is this, about once a day, for about 20-50 minutes, at a random time, the server becomes completely unresponsive to the outside world. After this ...
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Which hypervisor to play nice with docker.io

I have been running several different virtualisation servers, (ESXi, XenServer, Proxmox/KVM) in the past. I am now in a position where I need to set up a new virtualisation environment that is ...
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How do I increase the swap size on a xen guest machine using xm?

I'm attempting to increase the amount of swap on a xen guest machine. At first I thought it'd be similar to increasing the hard drive space, which I do like this: cd /srv/xen/domains/$host/ xm ...
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xl create doesn't bring up console

I've tryed to run VM in Xen 4.2 using xl command (for what I get this should be standard toolstack, while xm is deprecated). In this case I've the following configuration file kernel = ...
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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 ...