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Cannot mount external FreeNAS NFS on XenServer VM or Dom0

I'm hoping someone can help identify a problem or at least send me in the right direction. I've created an NFS share on FreeNAS. The server has an external IP. I can mount this on my Debian machine ...
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XenServer IP Failover OVH not working

I have got problem on XenServer with IP FailOver in OVH. I did everything what is in this official tutorial http://help.ovh.co.uk/BridgeClient and IP not working. On my VM is Debian 7 64bit I set MAC ...
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How to use iSCSI MPIO to increase bandwidth with XenServer?

I've a FreeNAS Server with four network interfaces. The iSCSI traffic goes through two of those interfaces, and each interface has one IP address in a different subnet. As example: igb0: ...
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XenServer Host with single NIC

The Citrix documentation speaks volumes about NIC bonding, separating management and VM data, but is it so terrible to run a XenServer host with only a single NIC? The server that we have access to ...
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XenServer virtual network firewall

We are setting up XenServer machine with several VMs for our ecommerce business. We are intending to distribute services across several VMs (1 for web, 1 billing, 1 email, etc.) The XenServer machine ...
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Xenserver firewall consideration

We are setting up Xenserver for a production environment with seperate VMs for a website, billing, control panel, mail. My question is, should we rely on each server's IPtables or is it necessary to ...
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Xenserver 6.2 - read-only filesystem after crash

I'm totally new on XenServer. I've installed 6.2 community edition few days ago. Everything was working fine (4 VMs - 3 Win XP and 1 Ubuntu 12.04). When I was trying to install Zentyal as VM my system ...
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XenServer 6.2: how to use a partition on install disk as SR?

I'm setting up an old spare server with XenServer 6.2 to run some test VMs and to get some experience on XenServer itself (we're used to our own linux+xen setup and to the usual VMware suspects). ...
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Installing XenServer 6.2 on Proliant DL160G6 freezes during “Installing from base pack”

I'm trying a new install of XenServer 6.2 on an HP Proliant DL160G6 with a HP P410 raid card configured as RAID 5 over 4 drives, with a 256M BBWC. The install starts off properly, but when it gets to ...
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ext4 root filesystem corruption under XenServer 6.2 DomU

We're with a problem with filesystem corruption in guest machines in a XenServer 6.2 It only happens in Linux Machines. Randomly the filesystem remounts as read-only and them corruption starts on the ...
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XenServer - VMs to access Internet, but should not be visible from the Internet

I have installed XenServer on my server at the Hetzner datacenter. I have bought an additional /29 subnet containing 6 usable IP addresses from them. I want to install more than 10 VMs on this ...
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XenServer 6.2 - Hetzner host - Additional Subnet Configuration

I have a dedicated server on Hetzner, on which I have installed XenServer 6.2 . The server comes with one public IP address. I purchased an additional subnet containing 6 usable IP addresses, for use ...
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Virtual Allocation Unreasonably High

Just upgraded our pool to Xenserver 6.2 and installed a brand new host, also with Xenserver 6.2. Was excited about the new features since Xenserver was fully open-sources (over-allocate ram, ha live ...
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Automate Live Xen migration of VMs to achieve dynamic load balancing in Open source environment

DRS in Vsphere is paid. Is there exist any alternative to achieve dynamic load balancing through automating live xen vm migration in open source environment ?? Also,if required, how can write our own ...
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XenServer internal network speed

I have just configured a XenServer 6.2.0 (based on CentOS) host in a server with 2 high-end processors, 256 GB RAM and SSD storage. The distribution is up to date. We set up several virtual machines ...
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Change screen resolution of Xenserver Console for a CentOS VM

I need to increase screen resolution to 1024x800 for all my XEN console. I tried to place "vga=791" at the end of kernel line the file /boot/grub/grub.conf but it seems that most of the boots ...
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Xen multiple simultaneous live migrations

I have some VMs on a physical server and I need to migrate them on another physical server. Both server are running Xen hypervisor. I attempted to migrate them simultaneously by executing the commands ...
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XenServer HA with only internal storage

I am new to XenServer 6.2. I have 2 Dell machine, each with 24GB RAM, 3x600GB HDD. It is possible to run VM in XenServer on 1 machine and then replicate to another Dell machine as HA. I went through ...
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XenServer API - free memory incorrect

I am trying to get server info from a VM using the Citrix XenServer API, and the XAPI RRDs. The API itself returns some semi-useful data like last boot time etc, but I'm really after available memory ...
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XenServer 6.0 to 6.2 - Pros and Cons - Upgrade or Start Newly?

I currently have 2 XenServer hosts running with version 6.0, not really any patch installed. They are currently pretty much maxed out memory wise. I was planning to add a 3rd host to the pool but ...
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Configuration of a small-scale xen server

We are looking for good practices for setting up a xen server (4 cores, 32gb ram). There will be 6 VM (+ dom0), running personals servers (probably low CPU demands). Once the system will be ...
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Attach Multiple disk LVM from old Xenserver to new Xenserver

hope you can help me with this one... We have a Xenserver 6 with 4 320 Gig disks as a one LVM Volume Group. Suddenly past friday one disk failed and we were unable to start the server. I have tried to ...
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How can i setupt XenCenter to find virtual cdrom drives?

I am making an attempt to assist a consumer however i'm slightly out of my depth, they need a XS6 dedicated server, and that i have created a series of virtual drives for numerous distros, ...
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What are the space requirements for vm snapshots in Citrix XenServer 6.2?

As I understand it, the only way to do a live backup of a vm in XenServer is to make a snapshot, convert the snapshot to a template, then export the template (to another server), then delete the ...
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After destroy_domain, XenServer VM can't Migrate within Pool

I have a three XenServer 6.1 servers in a pool. HA is normally used, but is currently turned off for this operation. Recently, I had to force a shutdown of a VM by destroying the domain via these ...
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XenServer Linux guest booting off iSCSI SAN (ZFS storage): Will a non-checksumming guest file system still be at risk?

We are storing files on FreeNAS 9.2 using ZFS. I love the data integrity claims made by ZFS, having randomly lost data in the past on servers using ext3, XFS, and ReiserFS that were not mistreated ...
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How to debug intermitent network outage on Citrix XenServer

I have two Citrix XenServers in a pool. Both have a NIC for Management, a NIC for the SAN and a NIC for the VMs to connect to the network. The NIC for the VMs (eth3) has multiple networks configured ...
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Convert Hyper-V .vhdx file for import into .vhd file for xenserver import?

A VM was sent to me as .vhdx instead of .vhd and I need to import it into xenserver which supports .vhd but not .vhdx. I looked at the following solutions: Convert-VHD via Powershell Hyper-V ...
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XenServer invoke shell commands in DomU

Given a XenServer instance, is there a way to use XenAPI to invoke shell commands in a Windows DomU? My purpose is to automate some guest actions in a Win7 guest. I have a Python script that uses ...
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VDI size limited to 2TB in Citrix XenServer 6.2

I would like to know if it's possible to create a VDI greater than 2TB with Citrix XenServer using LVM over iSCSI. This limitation is not viable in a virtualized repository server. There's any ...
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XenServer 6.2 - Free disk space is less than 20% on volume /

On XenServer 6.2 standalone instalation there is less free disk space than 20%. In my monitor I see this. I found there tons of *.gz in /var/log. Now storage is on 76%. Do you know how to solve ...
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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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Xen Guest Network

Does anyone know of a way to change the Vlan for a guest system from commandline. I know from the interface you can just do it via properties but when trying to do it on the backend it says the ...
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Error running xe sr-create

I'm trying to add a new SATA drive (SSD) as a local SR. XenServer may have seen the drive before, but I don't recall every doing anything with it. I'm attempting to run this command: xe sr-create ...
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Xen 6.2 guest IP Assignment

so basically I have written a provisioning system that provisions from a billing system onto XEN. Right now I am assigning a DHCP IP to the guest on boot. The host access the client server via ssh and ...
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Smart solution for XenServer firewall?

I've been searching for a smart solution for a XenServer firewall for about a month now. The documentation for the new default networking backend "openvswitch" is not that detailed and I can barely ...
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XenServer 6.1 Reports Wrong Storage Amount in XenCenter

We're using XenServer 6.1 Advanced on three blades in a pool. I'm in the process of moving storage from an old SAN to a new SAN using Storage XenMotion. So far, so good! I discovered though, on a LUN ...
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Dropping packets with Open Vswitch and OpenFlowControl

I am trying to setup some Flows with ovs-ofctl to block all unwanted incoming packets for a VM. The commands I use are: ovs-ofctl add-flow xenbr0 "priority=65000, table=0, tcp, dl_src=*, nw_src=*, ...
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How to let users access Virtual Machines created in Xenserver [closed]

I have created 5 VM in my xenserver, i would like to know if theres any way to have weblogin interface or something which allow our users to connect to a specific VM? or anyway how can i let my users ...
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xenserver vm routing fails half the time on the same network

I recently switched from openstack (due to complexity) to xenserver at work, I ran into an issue that I can't solve, I can ping the server all the time but the vms part of the time. here is a ...
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Restore LVM if VG is not consistent (XenServer 5.6.1)

i have a VG that uses the PVs /dev/md1 and /dev/md2. Now one hdd failed in /dev/md1: [root@xenserver1 ~]# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md1 : active raid1 sda3[0] 382320128 blocks ...
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New VLAN configuration on Citrix XenServer 6.5

We have an existing xenserver environment I have recently inherited. We have multiple xenserver vlans working that can all talk to each other. I am now trying to set up another network and cannot seem ...
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Xen 6.2 - NIC bonding - LACP or active/active?

I have 3 XenServer 6.2 machines with 4x 1Gb NICs. Would I be better served by: putting these in an LACP bond at the switch putting these in an active/active at the xen server leaving them separated? ...
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Xenserver Error config does not exist in xenopsd

My xenserver was freezing at the splash screen on bootup, so I used the "fallback" parameter during boot. Now it brings me to xenconsole with the error at the bottom: "The server failed to handle ...
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How can I export a XenServer virtual machine with all its snapshots?

Is there a way to export a virtual machine running on XenServer with all its past snapshots? I have tried to export a VM through XenCenter (right click on the machine and "Export..."). After importing ...
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How to increase CPU core speed of a guest to maximum of Citrix Xenserver Host

There is a Citrix XenServer 5.5 (HP ML370 G5, Xeon 2GHz) on this Server there is a Windows Guest (Windows 2008 R2 x64) under Properties I set 4 CPU Cores with max prio. But if I check with CPU-Z the ...
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Cobbler 2.2.2-1 XenServer 6.2

I tried to configure XenServer 6.2 to install via Cobbler. Importing and configuration via web interface fails on loading xenserver/xen.gz xenserver/vmlinuz xenserver/install.img I tried own ...
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What are the benefits of having local disks on hypervisor nodes running VMs off a SAN?

When an hypervisor like XenServer or vSphere can be run on diskless nodes (eg. by booting from flash cards or from the network) and VM storage is handled via a SAN, is there any good use for local ...
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Unable to get network on XenServer VM

I am trying to get the network on one of my VM configured: The following is the configuration: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address xxx.xxx.xxx.225 netmask 255.255.255.240 network ...
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IPv6 Routing / Subnetting

Recently I have installed Citrix Xen Server 6.2 on a machine. My Provider (Hetzner) gave me the IPv6 Subnet 2a01:4f8:200:xxxx::/64. Followed an article in the providers wiki (1) i got it working and ...