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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How to make paravirtualized xen template

I want to know how to make my own linux OS (CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Slackware) template compatible with paravirtualized xen with pygrub kernel, ext4 filesystem and xvida device I ...
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How to start PV Xen Guest

I am new in Xen virtualization system and i am trying to learn everything about it so i can use it instead of Openvz In Openvz i can start and stop vps by running vzctl start <VID> vzctl ...
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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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Verifying VT-D / IOMMU Support (VGA Passthrough)

I have a 4790K I'd like to use VT-D with for hardware acceleration in a Windows guest VM (Dom0 = Ubuntu 14.04) using Xen. Intel's website CLAIMS the processor supports this: "Intel® Virtualization ...
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Setting up bridge for domU to be accessed from external network(internet)

I am trying to setup virtual guests(PV) using xen 4.4 (xen-tools) on debian 8.3. Problem is that I fail to configure bridge properly I guess ^^. I have setup an interface xenbr0 that uses same IP ad ...
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Xen VGA passthrough w/ XEN_PCIDEV_BACKEND kernel option

Xen's webpage ( http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_VGA_Passthrough ) says this is a requirement for VGA passtrough: "dom0 Linux kernel needs "XEN_PCIDEV_BACKEND" option enabled." I'm running ...
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Xen domain windows 2012 r2 - cant add usb

I have xen 4.4.3-9.el6 on CentOS: 6.7 (Final) Problem is I cant add usb devices to my windows 2012R2 domain; If I usexm usb-add demo_win2012_r2 host:0529:0620: I can see my device in windows but it ...
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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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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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Running a Linux docker container inside a Windows Server provisioned through Xen on CentOS (Can it be done?)

How do you properly propagate VT-X through physical hardware into a server provisioned via Xen so that virtualized docker can be run inside the virtual Windows server? L0 is Xen running inside ...
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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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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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Need informations about RAID5 behaviour in XenServer 5.5

I've detected an I/O error in my partition /dev/sdd3 which is a part of 4 devices assembled with RAID5. Now my server is in degraded mode with only 3/4 sync drives. I have a boot partition ...
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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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Install xenserver on iscsi target

Is is know that Xen Server is based on CentOS, and it is fact that CentOS can be installed on an ISCSI target flawlessly, but I wanted to install Xen server on an ISCSI target I couldn't find a way. ...
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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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XEN 4.6 + Centos7 dom0: boot sequence not shown

As per subject, when the machine is booted in the Xen environment, the screen blanks until the login: prompt is shown. Booting a vanilla kernel results in the usual screen output. Advice? Cheers ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux xen directly boot windows domu?

I have the following situation: got a new notebook with Windows7 pre-installed (sda1 with boot partition, actual OS in sda2), one physical disk (sda) created an extended partition (sda3), inside ...
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Handling /etc/fstab when upgrading linode from Xen to KVM

I have a linode that is currently on one of Linode's Xen servers. I see that I am eligible to upgrade to a KVM linode. One thing that concerns me is that Linode's upgrade guide says block devices ...
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Xen networking - dom0 receives ARP requests but no reachability

Both dom0 and domU are Debian 8. Dom0 network configuration is: auto xenbr0 iface xenbr0 inet manual bridge_ports eth1 bridge_stp off bridge_waitport 0 bridge_fd 0 auto xenbr0.4 ...
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Xen: 'this operation could not be performed' (VDI is in use) error?

How do I resolve the error: This operation could not be performed because a VDI is in use by some other operation I see this when trying to (re)start a stopped VM.
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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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XEN VPS wrong memory?

I ordered a VPS on XEN platform with 1 GB of memory. CentOS 6.6 uname -a Linux vps 2.6.32-504.23.4.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 9 20:57:37 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I checked the ...
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XenServer - Removing Blade Server from Chassis

I've got to remove one of our PowerEdge M620 blade servers from our M1000e Chassis server to look at the hardware on the server, mainly the mezzanine card installed. Will removing the blade server ...
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Unable to get a xen vnc console on centos7

On a xen Centos 7 domU, I am unable to get a vnc console on xvc0. According to the documentation I have seen, this should occur automatically. What I see is anything but - console stays on hvc0. ...
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Getting “Too many slots” messages on CentOS 7 running as a domU

I have some CentOS 7 guests (domU) running on some CentOS 5 + Xen 3.0 hosts (dom0). I'm seeing a lot of this in dmesg and /var/log/messages: Dec 11 13:33:50 appsrv01 kernel: net eth1: Too many ...
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OpenSUSE Xen installlation is not in Grub 2

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate but somehow serverfault search action didn't work with my browser. I have a functional recent OpenSUSE Tumbleweed installation and I want to turn it into a ...
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Manage KVM and or XEN Server from Windows

I cant seem to find a way to mange my KVM and XEN Server from a Windows machine. Is there really no way except a remote desktop connection?
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Xen Vcpus State

hprvsr1 ~ # xl list Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 0 1024 1 r----- 15.6 hprvsr1 ~ # xl ...
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How can I track security issues with running kernel under paravirtualisation?

I've got a bunch of client's virtual machines running by various providers who use Xen paravirtualisation. Almost all of these are Debian or Debian based systems. I rely on APT pretty heavily to ...
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Enabling Nesting for Xen-in-Xen via Libvirt xml

I'm trying to get nested Xen-In-Xen via libvirt. Can someone confirm that adding hap and nestedhvm to the features element in the domU xml config is what is required to get nesting working? Am I ...
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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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KVM vs XEN PV - which might have higher Server Load [duplicate]

I am wondering KVM vs XEN PV which will create higher server load (From Host perspective). In simple words, if identical VM's ( Linux variant) runs on a KVM based node and XEN PV based node which ...
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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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Enable SNMP XenServer 6.5

I want to enable snmp on my servers running xenserver 6.5. I've found a few articles with instructions to do so and the whole process seems pretty straight forward but my question is this - is there ...
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xen server 6.2: lost a VM when moving?

I have three servers in a HA group (Xen 6.2). I've been doing some firmware updates which require rebooting so I've been shuffling VMs around to minimize disruption. One of the VMs seems to have ...
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Libvirt with Xen fails to start correctly Ubuntu 14.04

at the moment i'M really feeling a little helpless: I tried so setup Ubuntu 14.04 with Xen and libvirt for management. I created a VM but i did not auto-start (altough autostart ist checked). If i do ...
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Backing up Xen Guests from dom0 with disk image file

I have a Xen server dom0 with a number of guests installed and am struggling to find an easy way to manage backups from the dom0 side. Guest scripts: Of course I could run backup scripts on each of ...
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Shared storage for Xen based cluster that allows I/O control

I am looking for a solution that will allow me to control I/O usage for my home Xen based cluster. Basically what I need is a way to limit or scale domUs (VMs) disk throughput. E.g. setup: - VM1 ...
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Effects of Third Party tools on Hypervisor Performance

I am using XEN for managing and introspection of VM's. I used DRAKVUF for sake of introspection. XEN provide built in tools for managing VM's. But I want to use LibVIRT for management. I want to know ...
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Get direct block addresses - Sleuth kit - XEN

I am using sleuth kit library in order to write an introspection tool for XEN hypervisor and my question is if we have the inode number of a file on a disk [ guest VM - ext4 filesystem], for example ...
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Ubuntu LDAP and NFS directory permissions

I have an issue with NFS and directory permissions using LDAP. Users that are members of a certain group cannot access a directory owned by that group (it works fine without NFS). They can access ...
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iptables rule to block incoming/outgoing traffic to a Xen container

I'm trying to setup IPTABLES on my xen host server that will block incoming and/or outgoing access to a xen client on the same machine. Specifically, I need to block outgoing port 25 traffic and ...
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Citrix Xenserver Service Account Issues

I'm trying to create an account with citrix xenserver so I can post questions on their boards and also get notifications for updates. I filled out the necessary info and I get an email saying an ...