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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Defunct process Rev1112

We were having the following output in top on a Debian box on XenServer: top - 10:00:55 up 10 days, 24 min, 5 users, load average: 126.79, 128.96, 71.39 Tasks: 10382 total, 1 running, 4801 ...
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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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XEN Guest error cannot open display

[XEN - dom0] Ubuntu 12.04.5 server x64bit , using it on CLI Mode - no GUI installed [domU - guest] HVM guest created via configuration file, I Determine the started DomU port attached with : # xm ...
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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 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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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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LVM is reporting I/O errors, but the disk reports no problems. Argh

I've started seeing errors reported by LVM on certain Logical Volumes (and by Xen when attempting to create virtual machines on these LVs). But I've run tests on the disk, and can't see any hardware ...
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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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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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Remote automated provisioning to a XenServer Hypervisor

I'm currently working on a project where I use Vagrant with Ansible provisioning to create local environments in VirtualBox. I'm currently working with a University and we have a XenServer Hypervisor ...
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Xen Vif creation xl vs xm

Hi everyone, I switch my server from a xend/xm Xen install to a 4.1 xl Xen install. Therefore Xen does not create vif network interface when I launch xl create /etc/xen/my_server.cfg but does create ...
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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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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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Physical to Virtual Xen on Debian Squeeze

I'm trying to migrate various services from a physical Debian Squeeze box to a number of para-virtualised Xen machines. This is my first venture into Xen, so I'm planning on doing this step by step: ...
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Xen VM won't come up: could not find bridge device xenbr0 (configured to use routed)

I am using xen 4.4.1 on an Ubuntu 14.04 server, my DomU is running Ubuntu 14.04 Server as well. I've run this DomU in bridge-mode previously no problems. However I want to switch to a routed setup. I ...
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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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Can I use kernel modules on Amazon HVM/PV instances?

It's a perfectly stupid idea, I know. But I want to test one of my older projects, which includes kernel module (Netfilter extension) on a virtualized cloud-y instance. Will it be possible for me to ...
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XenServer Guest PV - Serial Port RS232

Is there any way how to forward (passthrough) physical serial port to XenGuest PV system? I need to be able configure serial device with virtual server on XenServer 6.2. I’m looking for some like ...
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Can't attach iSCSI with multipathing in Citrix XenServer

Dear people of the world. I have a problem reattaching an iSCSI target on XenServer after a reboot. Whenever I try, I get several errors. Here's me in the attach screen on the redundant storage ...
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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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failed to run bootloader: -3 on create with xl

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 migrated from Virtual Box Have 3 partitions. I've updated the /etc/fstab for recognize the new partitions and chrooted for update the grub I'm using the following ubuntu.cfg ...
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xen gentoo domU (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dom0)

I have a few Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Xen 4.4 servers and I would like to add Gentoo guests. However I am not sure how to do that. Does anyone know where I can review some examples? Also does it have to be ...
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bash: convert date from to unix timestamp changes timestamp

Running the following command at the xen-servers (either DOM0 or DOMU) at $company gives me a negativ number, on every other system zero (0) (even in my cygwin). date -d "1970-01-01T00:00:00" "+%s" ...
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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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Random XEN guests do not boot complaining disk not found

Performed the latest Citrix XEN Server 6.2 updates, skipping anything related to 6.5. Everything seemed normal after fixing GrubConf.py except that a few random Windows Servers would not start. ...
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What steps should I take to debug this non-starting hvm virtual machine?

I have a dom0 machine running CentOS 5.4 with all the latest updates using Xen as my hypervisor. I am using Xen in part because this machine was set up prior to KVM being included in RHEL, and in ...
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Converting raw image to LVM. Won't mount afterwards

According to this post, it should be okay, to use dd to convert a raw Xen image to LVM. What I have done dd if=/vm.img of=/dev/vg00/vm I can mount vm.img with mount -o loop vm.img /root/tmp. It ...
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XenServer: run management and data over same LACP bond

I have a XenServer (open source version 6.5) machine with 6 available ethernet interfaces. Is there a way to create one single LACP bond with all interfaces and then run the management network as ...
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Assigning a public IP to a Xen Guest machine

On my CentOS server (dom0) I have 4 Ip addresses: eth1 - 56.x.x.100 eth1:1 - 56.x.x.101 eth1:2 - 56.x.x.102 eth1:3 - 56.x.x.103 How can I map eth1:1 (etc) to one of my guest machine? Currently ...
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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 ...