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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 ...
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HP ProLiant DL160 Gen5 Virtualization

we want to create some vm's on older server. Its an HP ProLiant DL160 Gen5 with an Xeon 5405. So by the intel specs (http://ark.intel.com/products/33079) the cpu included the VT-x technology. But ...
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XenServer 6.2 IPv6 routing

I'm having trouble setting up a new server (hosted at "hetzner") with latest XenServer 6.2. IPv4 is working fine, but I'm stuck at IPv6 Setup. What I got so far: xen: $> ip -6 addr 1: lo: ...
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XenServer Shared Local Stage

I am new user of XenServer 6.2. I have multiple servers connected to Pool/Cluster. Each server has 4 HDD with sw raid10. I would like to make local storage shared because of need quick migration. ...
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How to configure Single-Server Private Network in Xenserver without using VLAN?

I would like to create a Single Server private Network on a Xenserver which will be used for communication between the host and the VMs. I am able to achive this by creating a vlan and configuring ...
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XenServer giving bridge access to guest using Private Network

I have two networks configured in XenServer 6.2: Production - Private Network Management - Private Network For each guest, I have two NIC's, one per network. None of the guests should have ...
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FreeBSD XEN kernel not booting in XenServer 6.2

I have a XenServer 6.2 host, and I am trying to get a FreeBSD-9.1-i386 guest to run in PV mode. The installation of the guest is fine, but after a reboot with the new kernel the system does not boot. ...
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CentOS does not recognize new RAM or memory that was added to server

I am running CentOS 5.9 i386 on a Citrix XenServer 5.6. I installed CentOS with 3GB memory, 2GB swap. I later wanted to add more memory, so I shutdown the server and configured the VM for 8GB. After ...
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Difference between snapshot export and VM export for backup purposes

I'm new to xen server, and would like to know few things about the best ways to do a complete back up of a VM. I'm using XenCenter and have encountered some issues wih exporting a complete VM : the ...
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How to keep iptables organized in Xenserver?

I need to use a couple of iptables rules to allow ports for additional services and implement some NATted services. In /etc/sysconfig/iptables it says not to edit this file directly. I understand ...
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Citrix Xen Live Migration without a pool

I have Citrix XenServer 6.2 Is it possible to use the xe vm-migrate command without having a pool? My command: xe vm-migrate vm=movetest host=newhost --live --force Error: Host newhost not ...
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RHEL Clones (Centos, Scientific, CERN) network installation on XenServer 6.2

I'm trying to install a Scientific Linux CERN 6 guest on XenServer 6.2 through the network with PXE Booting but it hangs in the message: mounting /tmp as tmpfs... done I'm not using the most ...
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iSCSI Storage with Broadcom BCM5709 Offload in XenServer 6.2

I'm in a process of migration from ESXi to XenServer. But we can't add our iSCSI Storage via Hardware HBA in XenServer 6.2. I've tried to manually load bnx2i and cnic modules via modprobe but it has ...
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XenServer 6.2 fails to boot on IBM System x3550 M2

I'm trying to install XenServer 6.2 on a IBM System x3550 M2 but it simply doesn't work. The installation process works fine in the internal Seagate hard disk, but the machine fails to boot XenServer ...
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Installing Xentools on Openfiler 2.99.

I've been attempting to follow this link. http://www.juggled.co.uk/archive/latest/xstools4openfiler.html Had to install rpm from a different repository due to rpm.conoary.org not being accessible. ...
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Trouble creating VDI's in xenserver

Xenserver running on an HP ML350 G5. Raid5 with 5x2tb drives plus hot spare. Local storage is there showing usable 7.5 tb. Under xencenter I went to local storage, storage, virtual disks. I ...
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Citrix VDI-In-a-Box Taking “Milestone Snapshots”

We're using Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, with XenServer on the back-end. I noticed in one of my deployed images, either XenServer for VDI in a box is creating snapshots automatically. The snapshots are listed ...
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Accessing VM over VPN is very slow

We have a single physical server running XenServer 6.2 which hosts an SBS 2008 VM and 2 CentOS 6 x64 VMs. External users connect to the local network via VPN on the SBS VM. They can access ...
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PXE Installation of XenServer 6.2

I've added XenServer 6.2 to our PXE/TFTP server. Everything went fine, but I cannot install XenServer as is. We get the XCP version instead of XenServer 6.2. Is this supposed to be normal? Here are ...
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Citrix Xenserver Bond Disconnected

I've got a bit of an issue with our Citrix Xenserver system (were still running 5.6) Last week we had to dismantle our server racks due to some required building work. Since reassembling one of our ...
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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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SAN Performance Slow

I have an iSCSI HP P2000 loaded with 12 x 300gb DP SAS drives. This is connected to 2 DL385 servers with 64gb RAM running XenServer. The SAN network is multipathed via 2 gigabit switches (4 x copper ...