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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 ...
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Optimize monothreaded application under XEN

I have an single threaded application who uses 100% cpu on virtual machine under XEN. Adding more VCPU will not help. Is it possible to configure XEN VCPU in order to have better performance with ...
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Copy an Amazon EC2 Instance to use locally

Ok, so we have a spare server I have installed Debian Wheezy on, and setup Xen on for virtual machines. It has better performance than all our ec2 instances combined, and will cost less to run (for a ...
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Xenserver: Pass parameters during VM build

On XenServer is there any way to read VM metadata (Custom fields, Tags, VM Name) from inside the VM using Linux (CentOS 5.8) ? Basically what I want to do is: Create new VM using xe vm-install ...
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What RAID policies should be used for a XenServer host?

I have a server with a PERC6/i card and a RAID-10 array running XenServer 6.1 with 6x VMs, one of which is SBS 2008 and the rest are a mix of file server, video-on-demand and SQL database server. The ...
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XenServer disk space maxed out but no idea why?

My XenServer 6.1 installation reports the following for the local SR: 3711.6 GB used of 3717 GB total (1491 GB allocated) There are no snapshots visible under the "snapshots" tab of each VM and the ...
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Strange Ubuntu boot up warning

I have a VM (Xen based), I can boot up the machine but there are some warning during the boot up. Are they normal? If not, how to solved? md: Scanned 0 and added 0 devices. ...
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Split management network from data in Xen Server

I'm working on configuring our existing pool of four hypervisors running XenServer 6.1 to use a separate management network. Currently the setup is a single link with a public address over which all ...
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Web UI to Xen Cloud platform?

I am an intern at a small company. I have only studied linux for one month so I have no great knowledge of coding and very little knowledge of programming. I have been assigned to build a server ...
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Xen memory management on small server

I am currently running VMware vSphere 5 on a server I use for various projects. Mainly I use it for honing my skills with administration and running a few game servers. Recently I was considering a ...
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Can I safely uninstall “Citrix Tools for Virtual Machines”?

Having several virtual servers with Windows 2008 R2 at our web hoster (Germany's "1&1", they seem to use Citrix Xen), I have every now and then some servers that hang (RDP login screen hangs ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G3: What version of XenServer is supported?

I've spent some time looking, and haven't been able to find a decent HCL for the current and past versions of XenServer. I have 3 HP Proliant DL360 G3's that I want to use for virtualization. They ...
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Xenserver an local Storage (Xenserver Broken) [closed]

my Xenserver 6.1 was broken and i was using local storage on this server. now i want to recover the local storage with the usual adding methods i delete the whole disk, but i want to keep the datea ...
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converting a Virtualbox to Xenserver

How can I use my virtualbox image in a Xenserver 6 or above? I mean is there a way to import the image to Xenserver? Secondly is there anyway we can import vmware image to Xenserver without using ...
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export XenServer snapshot as file via console

I have created a snapshot of a Citrix XenServer virtual machine using XenCenter, and now I would like to save this snapshot as an *.xva file, just as if I right-click on the snapshot icon in XenCenter ...
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configure iptables to allow in/out bound connections from the WAN (web) and only a couple pcs on the LAN while blocking anything else

I have a Xen server with several Virtual Machines on it sitting along side normal pcs on my LAN. The VMs host content bound for web access. Httpd is one of them so lets use that as an example. I ...
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Xen XCP: Route failover IP to Guest

I have two hosts, which I installed XCP 1.6 on. The machines are hosted at Hetzner. Each host currently has a public IP and an additional IP assigned. There is a guest on each of the hosts which ...
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To SSD or not to SSD? (Virtualization - Xenserver) [closed]

I have several Xenserver boxes running (very well). Most of ours are setup with a RAID1 with two mechanical 7200rpm enterprise sata drives, or RAID10 with 4 7200 enterprise sata drives. The sata ...
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Xencenter Console is very slow

I am using xencenter to administer xenserver 6.2. Xencenter VM console is very slow. I am using vpn connection. I don't want to setup ports. So, what can I do?
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Boot Clonezilla with XenServer VM

I'm currently trying to move a RHEL based server to Citrix XenServer (5.6) VM. My plan was to use Clonezilla LIVE CD, which i have had good suceess with to clone physical to physical before. So i ...
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How to import XenServer's ovf/ova/xva format to KVM?

Now I'm considering migrate from Xen to KVM. I exported some exist virtual machines from Xen in the formats ovf and xva. How could I import them into KVM? As there're only a few of virtual machines, ...
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How do I change a xen vm storage from hda to sda?

I am trying to import an ovf appliance created for VMWare into our Xen infrastructure. The imported image uses hda rather than sda, and the appliance has some hard references that appear to be ...
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Xenserver guest OS network configuration

I am presently able to ping the guest OS' (for example, I can tell because they stop pinging when the guest VMs are powered down or the network is being restarted, etc.), but none of them can ping out ...
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How to connect to xencenter console remotely?

I need to administrate xenserver remotely. I have redirected 443 port in my router and now I can administrate XenServer. But I need to create VMs, how can I use XenCenter console to see VM desktop ...
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XenServer - Recovering VM

After googling all day I have had no luck, so I hope someone on here can assist me. I setup my XenServer, created a ubuntu VM, then placed my itunes library (300gb+) onto the system. After this, I ...
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How can I create a new VM pointing to something other than a CD/DVD

I am new to XenServer and want to experiment with adding new virtual machines. I am running XenServer 6.1 and XenCenter. I have successfully created a new VM by burning a DVD and during the creation ...
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XenServer 6.0.2 and Cisco 3550 vlan configuration

I am running a couple of xenserver 6.0.2 hosts with multiple vm's on them. All the xen hosts have 4 physical network ports connecting to the cisco. Each port is untagged in xen but is tagged to a vlan ...
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Windows 2008 R2 migration to XenServer 6.1

I'm currently testing the migration process of a Windows 2008 server (R2) to Xenserver. Currently I have a windows 2008 R2 server running ( Domain controller, dns, ... ) and I want to migrate this to ...
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How to migrate from Xen to XCP?

I am running a Ubuntu Server with Xen 4.1 installed. All VMs are running on that server with one or more virtual disks stored in qcow2 format. These VMs are managed by 'xl' toolstack. One VM is ...
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How do I create a local HTTP mirror for XenServer installation using IIS?

We are planning to perform an Rolling Pool Upgrade using the "automatic method" described in the Citrix XenServer ® 6.1.0 Installation Guide (at ...
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xen Dom0 network setup on ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

I read a lot of tutorials (or at least try to be) but none is able to explain well how to configure networks for xen host. my Dom0 has two interfaces eth0 (real interfaces) and virbr0 (I guess was ...
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Live migrate possible among different version XenServers in one pool, with shared storage

We have a pool of 3 XenServers, with version 5.6 SP2, which needed to be migrated to latest version (6.1). the upgrade of pool master is complete and now the pool has one server with version 6.1 and ...
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Cannot upgrade xenserver,pool master changes automatically to other server

I need to upgrade my XenServer pool of servers from 5.6 to 6.1. The problem i am facing is that when i shutdown pol master to boot it from CD, then it other member in the pool become the pool master ...