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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 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 kmod-...
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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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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. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/...
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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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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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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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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 ?
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No space to snapshot on xenserver - Catch 22 to move the VMs

I am trying to move some VMs from one Xenserver onto another one but am stuck in a catch 22 situation. I have 3 VMs running on this server all on one storage repository. I don't have space to snapshot ...
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GPU support on OpenStack/CloudStack

I'm wondering if anyone here has had success with any of the cloud orchestration layers using a GPU (preferably vGPU)? I've been able to get XenServer 6.2 to successfully see our nvidia GRID K1 card ...
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XenServer 6.5 - Creating local iso storage/library failed - SR_BACKEND_FAILURE_222

I was trying to adapt instructions for XenServer 6.2 on how to create a local ISO library to a freshly installed XenServer 6.5 host. However the command ... xe sr-create name-label=LocalIso type=iso ...
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Recover a folder deleted with rm -rf on a XEN host [closed]

like the title said...I removed a subfolder in the /var/patch and I should have not. Anyway to get it back? Thanks!
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XenServer 6.5 upgrade: NVIDIA GRID K1 gives “PAT Configuration unsupported”

We have two Supermicro SYS2027GR-TR2 servers that were running XenServer 6.2 SP1. Each system has one NVIDIA GRID K1 video card installed. We just upgraded the servers to XenServer 6.5 by doing a ...
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XenServer HDD space

I have IBM xServer system with following HDD config. Total six drives. 1st two drives in Raid1 (270 GB Usable space) & other four in RAID5 (835 GB usable space). Its built-in hardware raid card. ...
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XenServer 6.2 VM 100% CPU and 100% memory usage and won't boot

I had this problem today after a power failure. I had 2 vms and one of them won't boot and was using 100% of CPU and 100% of memory. Since it was very dificult to solve (at least for me) I want to ...
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Win2K P2V on XenServer 6.2: VM unable to start

I'm trying to virtualize (P2V) a very old Win2K server (an IBM x345) with related storage: a main C: drive, running on top of a RAID 5 logical-array served by an internal ServeRAID HW controller and ...
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XenServer 6.2 not forwarding ports to VMs

I have a XenServer 6.2 with OVH with 4 additional IP addresses. For 2 VMs that are installed all is working fine. I created now a new VM with CentOS 6.6, added the virtual MAC OVH assigned me for ...
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Moving large Xen Virtual Machine

I have a cluster of 4 Xenserver 6.2 servers, as well as one independent XenServer for a customer which have are attached to a very questionable (meaning that the drive hot-swapping causes it to break) ...
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XenServer Configuration Allowing Private Network to Access HyperVisor

Within Citrix XenServer...I want an internal network, not dependent on a physical NIC, that only the HyperVisor and virtual machines can see. I believe I want to implement a "Single-Server Private ...
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Adding “VMs by Software Product” to XenCenter's view menu

XenCenter has a "VMs by Operating System" dropdown menu. I would like to have a similar menu "VMs by Software Product" which displays VMs grouped by certain software products and releases. Each of ...
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External USB drive on xen windows guest

I have an external USB 2Tb drive I'm trying to use with a xen guest. Xen Center 6.1 sees the drive in the removable storage repository and I can assign it to a guest. But the guest (tested Server-...
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Creating a Xenserver 6.2 pool

I would appreciate a bit of guidance with the following task. I have a standalone Xenserver 6.2 that is running 2 Windows 2012 VMs. This server is connected via NFS to a NAS server. I recently ...
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How can I perform mass provisioning of Debian Guest VMs on XenServer?

There are a number of tools for provisioning physical and virtual servers, but I can't see a well documented solution for provisioning XenServer Debian guests, apart from using XenCenter itself. With ...
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Can't Repair SR in XenCenter

I've added in a 4th host to my Xen 6.2 cluster and I'm unable to get it to successfully attach to my existing storage repositories. I'm using 3 older IBM hosts and the 4th new one which is CPU masked ...
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Xen Server, Ubuntu VM increased disk size, now will not boot

Citrix XenServer 6.2 Running Ubnutu Server 14.04 It had a 300GB disk attached, using XenCenter I increased the disk size to 500GB, planning on using gparted to resize the partition. Now it will not ...
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xen - server won't rejoin pool after patch/boot

Have a pool of 3 servers. All are Xen v6.2. Applied latest patches this morning in the usual fashion: Patch pool master Move VMs off of slave machine 1 and restart it Repeat with slave 2 and then ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs [closed]

I am looking for a way to backup XenServer (or XAPI) VMs incrementally. backup just changed data every time. without performance penalty, slowing down the server after the backup is done (snapshots ...
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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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Where to install XenCenter? [closed]

I am new to the XenServer (and server virtualization as well). I have setup successfully the XenCenter on my workstation and I can manage my hypervisors without any problems. I have read in multiple ...
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Build gcc 4.1.2 from src RPM on a CentOS 5.10 [closed]

I need an advice on how to compile gcc 4.1.2 on a CentOS 5.10. The long story: I've a got a Citrix XenServer Creedence beta 1 up and running OK. It has actually CentOS 5.10 as the dom0. This can be ...
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Xen 6.2 - how to free up space?

I have an HA pool of 3 Xen 6.2 machines. On each the root volume is > 90% full. I've updated the logrotate scripts to keep /var/log clean but have found that lots of space is taken up by /var/patch. ...
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Apache cloudstack: Cannot add instances using template created from snapshot

I followed this https://github.com/imduffy15/GSoC-2014/ and installed apache cloudstack with basic networking in my local machine, and every thing worked smoothly. ​I can add instances from the built ...
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File is different when read from NFS server

So I have a backup server we've been using for some time, it's a FreeBSD server running zfs and serving it over NFS. The export is simple: /backup/vm -maproot=root -alldirs. If relevant, that was ...
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XenServer move VM Failed

We currently are running our XenServer virtual machines off of an over extended Drobo unit and wanted to migrate a particular 600+GB VM off of the Drobo onto a newer Drobo, so I attached a storage ...
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XenServer 6.2 crashes everytime I try to install a new Windows 7 x64 vm

I'm running XenServer 6.2 with all patches and updates on two boxes. One box is an intel core i7 2600K.. works great. My latest box is an AMD A10 APU.. and everytime I try to install Windows 7 OS as ...
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booting straight into xen VM

I have a need to convert a bare-metal machine to a virtual-machine (via VMware converter). This part has been done successfully. I have then been asked to convert the vmware image to a XEN hvm. The ...
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How to reclaim space in Citrix Xenserver's root filesystem?

On Citrix Xenserver 6.2, when the root filesystem is about to be full, what can be done to reclaim space? So far, I deleted logs but I'd like to go further. Is it safe to delete files in '/var/patch/'...
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How to block a VM from accessing other machines on network - XenServer

This might be a little far fetched and might not be possible. I have a virtual machine that will have files on that I don't want people to be able to transfer off - they are allowed access, I just ...