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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Kernel parameters mem and dom0_mem in XenServer 6.1

We are running XenServer 6.1 in production, and recently had OOM-killer fire and eventually take down one of our blades. I noticed that in the kernel logs from the oom-killer instance that it seemed ...
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How do I set up a VM on Citrix XenServer to run on a Raid0 partition?

I have a dedicated server from a hosting provider that I got with Citrix XenServer 6.2 installed. I've installed XenCenter, and gotten connected. Everything seems easy enough until I try to create a ...
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How to change disk controller of a VM running on XenServer 6.2?

I'm running a installation of XenServer 6.2 where I've imported a .ova. The .ova is an image of a linux-system from a previous vmware esxi environment. The problem is that since the linux-image ...
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How to add missing kernel modules into xenserver using DDK?

Not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, stackoverflow doesn't seem quite right... anyway, maybe someone has done this before here. I would like to add some missing kernel modules ...
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How do I make groupinstall work on XenServer 6.2?

I have a XenServer system that I'm wanting to add some extra packages to. The problem I have is that XenServer is based on a stripped down CentOS 5.6 installation and the command "yum grouplist" ...
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How do I make a volume within a LVM survive a reboot?

I have a xenserver that has a local ISO repository created following Inside the LVM found at this link: ...
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XenServer 6.2 Yum Repository

I installed a clean XenServer 6.2 from the ISOs provided here. I want to compile a driver against this system and need to install make and sources and so on. If I do yum install make I get ...
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install xenserver 6.2 on 3ware 9750 raid5

I would like to install XenServer 6.2 (kernel 2.6.32) on a raid5 managed by a 3ware 9750 controller. The XenServer installer doesn't recognize the raid5 and i think i have to load a driver for the ...
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Failure connecting to Dell MD3200i from XenServer 6.2 pool

This question also asked at Citrix Forums http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=332289 I have a MD3200i that is currently working fine with my Xen5.6 pool, but I cannot get a connection to ...
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Almost All Xenserver Logical Volumes Disappeared - Recovery?

We had a hard disc crash of one of two hard discs in a software raid with a LVM on top. The server is running Citrix xenserver. On the hard disk which is still intact, the volume group gets detected ...
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How create partitions with custom layout in VM on Xen Server?

We use XenServer with RAID 0, as one disk only (I wonder if this is a good approach, if not what would be ?), then we install Xen. After that we put the centOS 6.4 x64 DVD in the server and try to ...
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XenCenter can't connect to XCP server after restart

After restarting a XCP 1.6.10 host machine, XenCenter 6.1 is no longer able to connect to it. The failure message is always "Server failure: Unauthorized". Using ssh with the exact same root ...
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How to use more than 3 virtual disks in Linux using CentOS and XenServer

I've attached 5 virtual disks to a Virtual Machine in Citrix XenServer. The VM has the xs-tools installed. Initially it said that it couldn't add so many disks. After I installed the xs-tools, it ...
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Over committing memory failing with out reaching half of actual RAM

I am running centos 6.4 with 2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64 which is actually running as a xen vm with ram 2 GB On this i have set cat /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory 2 But when i try to start my ...
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GRE Mesh to GRE Star in open virtual switch

i have 3 kvm hosts running open vswitch with many virtual machines. These vms are on two separate tenants and GRE tunnel carries private traffic between these 3 hosts. But is there a better way to ...
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Installing CentOS 6.4 on Xen 6.0: Install hangs on “Switching to clocksource hyperv_clocksource”

When I tried to install CentOS 6.4 on a Citrix XenServer 6.0, after I hit install, the installation hangs at "Switching to clocksource hyperv_clocksource" I have installed CentOS 6.0 without this ...
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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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throttling traffic with tc, but bandwidth is wrong

I am using these commands to set up bandwidth throttling: tc qdisc del dev eth1 root tc qdisc add dev eth1 root handle 1: cbq avpkt 1000 bandwidth 100Mbit tc class add dev eth1 parent 1: classid 1:1 ...
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XenServer - Does the Hypervisor act as a router?

I have a XenServer installed running multiple OS's testing GlusterFS. My Colleague says that the Xen Hyper-visor routes the connectivity inside the Hyper-visor and it never enters the network. That is ...
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100% swap and high load [closed]

Why would my swap space be 100% full if I have over 2gb of free ram? I am concerned about the high load averages for having 2 virtual cpus (1 core each). Here are the server specs, it is a virtual ...
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How to uninstall all Citrix driver from Windows Server 2008 R2 Guest if BSOD on safe mode?

I use Citrix XenServer 5.5 and on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Guest there is installed Xentools 5.5, for a year all works well. After a restart we get a BSOD with Stop Code 7B, it is a problem with the ...
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Migrating XenServer VMs from Intel to AMD servers

I need to replace my XenServer 6.1 resource pool hardware. I currently run Intel hardware and I have to move to AMD hardware (corporate politics and budget stuff, blah blah blah). I have downtime ...