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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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Can I use XenServer GPU Pass-Through without XenDesktop?

XenServer documentation only covers using GPU Pass-Through ("vGPU") to run XenDesktop's "HDX 3D Pro Graphics." XenServer GPU Pass-Through cannot be used with the XenCenter VNC console and it does not ...
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Converting Linux machine from XenServer to Hyper-V

I'm in the process of converting the last few on my XenServer VMs over to Hyper-V. The majority of them have been Windows machines and I've done a backup and restore using Windows Backup. For some of ...
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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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XenServer - VMs to access Internet, but should not be visible from the Internet

I have installed XenServer on my server at the Hetzner datacenter. I have bought an additional /29 subnet containing 6 usable IP addresses from them. I want to install more than 10 VMs on this ...
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XenServer 6.2 VM Performance (SSD, RAID-10, Quad-core)

Greetings everyone :) My configuration is the following: HP C3000 tower enclosure 1st HP Proliant BL460 G1 quad core xeon 2.66GHz 12MB L2 cache, 24GB RAM, BIOS I15 5/2/2011 partnered with HP ...
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Xenserver 5.6 SR_BACKEND_FAILURE_47 no such volume group, but it is there

I've looked everywhere (Google, here, a bunch of other sites), and while I have found people with similar problems, I couldn't find a single one with a solution to this. Last night our xenserver 5.6 ...
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Xenserver boot error

I'm trying to get Xenserver 5.5 running on a spare computer here, hardware specs: Intel Q6600, 4GB Ram, and Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R motherboard Xenserver itself installs fine onto a 150GB sata hdd, ...
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Shrink a Windows VM in XenServer

I faced a problem. I deployed a VM by size of 500GB on Citrix XenServer and now I want to shrink it, because I don't have enough space for snapshots. Now I want to perform an export/import to do this. ...
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Access Xenserver virtual machine in lan

I have created two virtual machines from xen server. both vm are Ubuntu server. I have hosted a application in one of the vm. It works fine. But I dont know how to access that application from other ...
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Change screen resolution of Xenserver Console for a CentOS VM

I need to increase screen resolution to 1024x800 for all my XEN console. I tried to place "vga=791" at the end of kernel line the file /boot/grub/grub.conf but it seems that most of the boots ...
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Booting from RAID5 device

I have an xenserver and I wonder to know if it's possible to boot it from a RAID5 software partition.
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How to set get XenCenter to detect virtual cdrom drives?

I am attempting to help a client but I am a bit out of my depth, they have a XS6 dedicated server, and I have created a series of virtual drives for various distros, using isos we have. For example ...
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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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Install xenserver on iscsi target

Is is know that Xen Server is based on CentOS, and it is fact that CentOS can be installed on an ISCSI target flawlessly, but I wanted to install Xen server on an ISCSI target I couldn't find a way. ...
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Live Migration - Switch Infrastructure

We will be deploying into an environment intended for maximum resilience/redundancy and the capability for rapid scalability. Context This environment is: 1 x NAS server with FreeNAS RAID 2 x ...
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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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Openstack on Ubuntu Server on Xenserver 6.5

I'm trying to install OpenStack on Ubuntu Server 14.04. Ubuntu server is a virtual machine on XenServer 6.5. When I try to install OpenStack: $ sudo openstack-install I get the following error ...
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Xenserver network config

I don't know how can I config the XenServer 6.5 for working with networking. I ordered an subnet but I don't know how can I configure the XenServer to provide IPs to my vp. I read this article about ...
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Xenserver, iSCSI and Dell MD3600i

I have a functional xenserver 6.5 pool with two nodes. It is backed by an iscsi share on a Dell MD3600i SAN, and this works fine. It was set up before my time. We've added three more nodes to the ...
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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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Can't install Solaris 10 on XenServer 6.5 VM

I have XenServer 6.5 installed on a server, and i have been trying to install Solaris 10 on a VM, it just get into the boot screen of the installation ISO, i proceed with ENTER and then this message ...
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Xenserver 6.5 (Open Source) VDI per ISCSI LUN (ZFS ZVOL)

In Xenserver 6.5 (open source edition) I want to create VMs with VDIs that are actually iSCSI LUNs shared by a CentOS 7 SAN which are in fact ZFS ZVOLS (the last part should not matter). My problem ...
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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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Changing XenServer from LVM SR to EXT SR

I'm trying to setup openstack using this page: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/XenServer/PostInstall Unfortunately I think when I setup xenserver it setup the local SR as LVM (which the page above ...
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How can I force xenserver to create a full (not paravirtualized) vm?

Exact opposite of this question: How to makesure VM is in Para virtualization mode on XEN? I've got xenserver 6.2 and nowhere in the UI when creating a VM does it give me the option to use HVM and ...
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Dell Supplemental Pack Xenserver 6.5

I'm running xenserver 6.5 SP1 on my Poweredge M620. I want to take advantage of the remote host power on/off features but it looks like I need to install a Dell Supplemental Package. I've been ...
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Unable to Active Xenserver Free License

I have recently installed Xenserver 6.5 onto a local development server for testing. I wanted to active using the free license from Citrix but seem unable to. When I navigate to the License Manager ...
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Deleted /var/patch/applied — Can I recreate it?

I was cleaning out old patches in my Xenserver and accidentally deleted the applied directory in /var/patch. I know which patches have been applied so can I recreate that folder? Is there an example ...
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Diskless XenServer 6.2

I'm a bit suspicious since I cannot find relevant recent information on this. I am wanting to boot a diskless XenServer version 6.2 (the server... not the installer). I have an Intel Pro 1000 ET ...
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XenServer - Removing Blade Server from Chassis

I've got to remove one of our PowerEdge M620 blade servers from our M1000e Chassis server to look at the hardware on the server, mainly the mezzanine card installed. Will removing the blade server ...
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XenServer HA with only internal storage

I am new to XenServer 6.2. I have 2 Dell machine, each with 24GB RAM, 3x600GB HDD. It is possible to run VM in XenServer on 1 machine and then replicate to another Dell machine as HA. I went through ...
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xenserver PV mode — lvm problems?

So, I'm trying to convert some domU's I have to use PV mode. xe-edit-bootloader -u ... -p 2 Finds the menu.lst no problem. The grub, boot, and root partitions are 1, 2, and 3, respectively. I ...
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How to use the already exported snapshot as *.xva restore VM on xenserver

I follow the tutorial: export snapshot from xenserver! # xe vm-list is-control-domain=false is-a-snapshot=false uuid ( RO) : 8ac95696-94f3-83c1-bc89-8bb2603f832b name-label ( RW): ...
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XenServer required for XenDesktop?

I apologise if this is a very basic question, but I'm entirely new to this area and I'm finding the Citrix website very unhelpful. Does XenServer have to be installed to allow XenDesktop to work? ...
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How to add a serial port to a Windows 7 guest VM using Xen server 6.5?

We wonder how to add a SERIAL PORT (COM2) into a guest HPVM Windows 7 64 bits in a xen server 6.5 bare metal hypervisor. We have some clients connecting through RDP v8.1 (from Win7-64 to Win7-64) ...
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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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KVM vs XEN PV - which might have higher Server Load [duplicate]

I am wondering KVM vs XEN PV which will create higher server load (From Host perspective). In simple words, if identical VM's ( Linux variant) runs on a KVM based node and XEN PV based node which ...
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Installing XenServer 6.5 but does not boot up

I have a server with two CPUs, 64GB of RAM and a 8TB RAID 1 drive. I have successfully installed XenServer many times. But when it tries to boot for the first time, it does not boot to the new ...
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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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Enable SNMP XenServer 6.5

I want to enable snmp on my servers running xenserver 6.5. I've found a few articles with instructions to do so and the whole process seems pretty straight forward but my question is this - is there ...
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Xen server storages unplugged [closed]

In order exit a xen VM and a domain from halt state I destroyed the domain and restarted the VM. Now in xen centre I see all the storages disconnected. I tried to repair using xencenter but no luck. ...
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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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Auto-Reboot on Kernel BUG (not tainted, “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed”)

I'm running a sometimes highly loaded Debian 7 VM with the latest 3.2.x kernel on a XenServer 6.2 host. Sometimes this VM runs into the following state: Ping is okay, All Services unreachable ...
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Citrix Xenserver Service Account Issues

I'm trying to create an account with citrix xenserver so I can post questions on their boards and also get notifications for updates. I filled out the necessary info and I get an email saying an ...
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Virtualizing physical Windows Server 2003 R2

I have a HDD that seves as dead data archive. I want to virtualize the HDD in XenServer in atempt of evade some problems (like losing the HDD itself). I tried the VMconverter from VMware (to futher ...
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Minimal Rails server OS for use with High Availability (XenServer)

I have multiple XenServers configured with High Availability. I have multiple simple Rails apps that talk to each other and form a higher purpose. I have a postgresql database. Is there any distro ...
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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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Apply Hotfix/Update in Xen Center

I noticed that hotfix XS65ESP1013 was just issues for xenserver 6.5. I want to apply the update through Xen Center, NOT CLI. What are the proper steps for updating through xen center? I currently ...
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Free hypervisor for small configuration

I'm building a server for virtualization for a non profit organization. I was planning on employing VMware ESXI free but I'm second guessing my plan because newer ESXI don't seem to be well supported ...