XenServer is the virtualization platform Citrix has built around the Xen Hypervisor.

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Upgrading XenServer 6.2 to 6.5 or updating in general

Trying to get my XenServer to update, and want to upgrade it also to version 6.5. But cant figur out how. When i try to update using the XenCenter, i cant select the server itselfe when i get to that ...
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Using XenServer to host multiple VMs and use them from the same computer [on hold]

I'd like to run multiple virtual machines on my home computer and be able to switch between them easily. I could just have a windows host, and a number of guest VMs. However is it possible to have ...
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XenServer has two processor, but only one is visible

I have a pool of two identical HP DL 360 G7 (dual processor Intel Xeon X5650), with two processors installed (the BIOS show both), running XenServer 6.5. Intel says that this processor has six cores ...
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Xenserver has no local storage in raid

I'm using and LSI megaraid 8708em2 controller and trying to install xenserver 6.5. Installing without the raid vdisks worked perfectly but as soon as I setup raid 60 there is no local storage. ...
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XenServer, 32-Bit VM's cant exceed 64GB RAM in total

XenServer 6.5 SP1 - 128 GB RAM on Host Several 32-Bit Linux VM's are deployed, most of them are provisioned with 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Once the summarized RAM usage of those 32-Bit VM's reaches 64 GB, ...
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Xenserver Virtual Adapter Limit

My understanding is that as of Xenserver 6.5 and earlier versions, you can only have 7 virtual network adapters per VM. Is there any known (probably unsupported) way around this limitation? My use ...
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Raid 50 on Dell Perc H700 Integrated Resynching state

I have Raid 50 configured on a Xenserver host with a Perc H700 card and a few weeks ago, replaced a disk which had failed. The raid had rebuilt and I am now checking the status of the array via ...
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NAS recommendation for Xenserver

I know this is a newbie question, but believe me please, I have done extensive research on the web and got some conflicting and old answers (2010-2013). I want to know what people do nowadays (in ...
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XenServer, mapping SAN LUN to VDI

I have a few XenServer 6.2/6.5 hosts, and ZFS SAN datastore, providing iSCSI exports for VM storage. It's not an optimal solution to export huge 1-2 Tb LUN as XenServer LVMoiSCSI SR, because: a) no ...
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Is it possible to transfer OpenVZ VPS image to XEN platform?

I'm having a memory related issue with my vps on openvz platform and I guess that my hosting provider is overselling RAM. So, I'm thinking to move on a xen platform since ram cannot be oversold but I ...
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7Zip extraction on linux is so slow

Extracting 7zip with many small files on linux xfs, extraction speed is so slow. My Test System Environment. System1 : 2vCore/4GB CentOS 6.5 64bit guest on XenServer. System2 : 2vCore/4GB Windows ...
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XenServer reconnect virtual disk

We have two XenServer's (V 5.5). They are not clustered. They each had LUNs assigned from a SAN. One of the hosts died and no longer boots. We attached the LUNs that used to be on this host to the ...
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XenServer libguestfs

I am using XenServer 6.5 and I want to mount, modify disk partitions of VHD disk format created by XenServer. For this purpose I need to get libguestfs running as libguestfshas the required features. ...
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How to solve XenServer Windows guest time driffting issue?

I do have two different Windows VM guests that seem to be drifting time seriously, reaching an offset of 10-15 seconds in less than a week. Both the Windows guests and the XenServer 6.5 host are ...
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I can installa “Ossec” on xenserver host?

I own a xenserver where the host is connected to the public ip network. I allow connections only from my static ip and deny amy other with iptables, but I can install monitoring system like Ossec ...
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Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for Citrix XenServer 6.5 installation issues

We are trying to deploy Acronis Backup Advanced for Citrix XenServer on a running pool of XenServer's. The documentation of the product isn't quite clear about the procedure of the installation and ...
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XerServer 6.5: Can't start xapi after Power outage

I'm currently testing XenServer 6.5 to be used on the production environment of my company. However, whenever I test its behaviour when facing an unexpected shutdown (i.e.: power outage), xapi service ...
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Windows IIS hosting on VM using CentOS 6

Like this fellow here, I also have a 1&1 server, which requires me to use only NAT forwarding. I have installed using the CentOS6 / Xen server (I forgot which command line command it is) and ...
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How to pass boot paremeters to a XenServer HVM? Is it even supported?

I'm willing to build up a fully automated installation of CentOS 7 over XenServer 6.5 using kickstart. According to XenServer 6.5 Documentation, CentOS 7 is now supported in HVM mode: In XenServer ...
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Add nmi=ignore to default xen boot option

I updated my Xenserver from 6.2 to 6.5 and the server won't boot unless I deactivate Hyper Threading via BIOS (INtel Server Board). I can fix that using a special kernel parameter (nmi=ignore) but I ...
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Bare metal hyper-visor that supports viewing it's own guests [closed]

I'm trying to understand if it is possible to have a Type-1 Hypervisor (bare metal, no host OS) with the ability to view the guest(s) operating system(s) on the same machine. i.e. I have a XenServer ...
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What hypervisors support vGPU? [closed]

Does anyone know if any open source hypervisor supports vGPUs? It looks like XenServer and vSphere are the only two hypervisors that support virtual graphics cards (true vGPU, not passthrough or ...
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xenserver can't save snapshots to shared storage due to metadata errors

We have an HA pool that does daily snapshots of selected VMs and saves them to shared storage. Lately these snapshots have been failing with the following error message: Snapshots: VMPR failed: ...
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xenserver host lost all storage connections

I have inherited a xenserver setup running 6.0. There is a storage pool set up with two host servers (a bad idea to start with I gather), 8 vms and several SRs. I recently had one of the hosts fail ...
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XenServer 6.5 bare metal randomly rebooting and hanging

I am pretty new to XenServer so it may just be something silly causing this. Some background first. I have 2 instances of XenServer running on my network. I have an older horsepower server ...
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XenServer CentOS VM: EXT4-fs error (device dm-2): ext4_journal_start_sb: Detected aborted journal

I have 2 different CentOS 6.4 VM's on 2 different Citrix XenServer and both have the same error within couple of few days. Output of messages: kernel: Aborting journal on device dm-2-8. kernel: ...
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Can not ping from Ubuntu VM but can to

I've got an XenServer with an pfsense Router Running on it. There are the following Networks: Lan: 10.0.0.0/24 DMZ: 10.0.1.0/24 Secure: 10.0.2.0/24 WAN: xxx I got 2 Windows VMs inside LAN: ...
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Xenserver 6.5 LSI MegaRAID

Is there a package available to install the MegaCLI on XenServer6.5? For 6.5 there is this [1] but 6.5 has another kernel. XenServer 6.5 is based on CentOS6.5 (right?), so I also tried the ...
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XenServer - Storage XenMotion between 2 servers using direct LAN connection

I have two physical servers (recent, Haswell based machines) on which I have installed XenServer 6.5 . Both servers have two NICs. These servers are hosted at the Hetzner datacenter. I have connected ...
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citrix xenserver 6.5 can't get vm's public network

Can't get my vm's guest out connection..! Premised: I alreay use xenserver on a test server dellt310 with two ethernet card that works perfectly, but now... -> I have an hetzner dedicated server ...
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Server 2012 R2 System Disk Filling

This is a bit of a strange issue - the usual troubleshooting steps don't seem to apply. On a XenServer 6.2 host (with SP1), I have a guest VM that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 that functions as ...
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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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XenServer 6.2 DHCP Setup

I have a XenServer 6.2 running on a dedicated OVH Server. For this dedicated server I have 2 additional IP blocks. Whenever I setup a new VM (mostly CentOS 6.6) i have to skip the network ...
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XenCenter shows two disks per VM

I have two servers with Citrix XenServer 6.2 installed, including all patches up to XS62ESP1019. The servers are not part of a pool, the VMs do not have snapshots. When migrating a VM from one server ...
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RAID 10 Stripe Size for XenServer

Below is our current server configuration. In a few weeks I will be simulating a disaster recovery by installing 5 new disks (1 hot spare) and restoring all VMs from the backups. Will I gain anything ...
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X3250 Server: stuck at firmware screen

The server is initialize, then it is stuck at the IBM System X Server Firmware screen (before F1, F12 appears, etc). You can see in the attached image. ...
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Attaching a hard drive with ESXi VMs to XenServer

I am testing XenServer 6.5 on a single host, and as a test I have exported and imported a few VMs in OVF format from my existing ESXi server. All good so far, but I was wondering: I have a hard drive ...
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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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Enable IOMMU for Xenserver

I have installed Xenserver 6.2 in my machine with ASUS A58M-E motherboard and AMD A8-6600K APU (CPU). Now even if the IOMMU is enabled in the BIOS, Xenserver is reporting that IOMMU is not enabled and ...
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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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How to power down Cloudstack configured with XenServer Hypervisors

I have three XenServers(6.2) configured in a single pool. I also have a Cloudstack (CentOS 6.5) Management interface controlling them all. Everything is up and running but I can not figure out how to ...
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OpenVPN issues on VM with XenServer 6.2

Clients connecting via OpenVPN on VM server A, cannot connect to VM's on server B within XenServer 6.2 on same pool using SSH I have a pool of two servers using XenServer 6.2, server A and server B ...
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XenServer 6.2: reattach SR but all disks have no description

I have recently reinstalled XenServer on my server. All the VHD files were stored on my NAS via NFS, so I re-added the NFS SR after reinstallation. However, all my VMs seem to be missing, and the ...
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XenServer 6.5 iSCSI MPIO with point-to-point links (without a Switch)

I'm doing some experiment with iSCSI MPIO between FreeNAS 9.3 and two XenServer 6.5 hosts. I would like to use iSCSI MPIO to serve as VM storage. Pretty common environment, but without a switch to ...
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XenServer 6.5 Software Raid

I try to install XenServer 6.5 with Software-RAID 1 at my home lab. With XenServer 6.2 this setup ran stable for a few months (at the same hardware). XenServer 6.5 installation went smoothly and ...
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More than 3 virtual disks in XenServer

I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS on a XenServer 6.2 in HVM mode. Is there any way to use more than 3 virtual disks without a full PV? I already installed XenTools but nothing changes. As far as I ...
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XenServer 6.5.0 tapdisk experienced an error

I have just deployed XenServer 6.5.0 on a physical box. I connect to it with XenCenter client. I am able to create a VM, but when i start it, I get the following error: tapdisk experienced an error. ...
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XenServer 6.2 to 6.5 - rebuild servers?

It appears the XenServer 6.5 has been released and it's quite a bit faster than 6.2 in many ways. When I installed 6.2 I accepted the various defaults and end up with a system that is awkwardly ...
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Recover Xenserver VM's in Linux Rescue mode WITHOUT Xenserver host

My physical server got hacked so my provider has shut down the server and booted it in Linux rescue mode. I've got full access to the file systems in Linux, however after hours of trying and searching ...
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Accessing IPMI address

Currently if I want to know the server IPMI address, I will have to go to the SBIOS and check under BMC. Is there a way to get the IPMI address from inside a virtual machine ?