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How does Xen Server share iSCSI?

When I create a resource pool of multiple XenServer hosts, add an iSCSI storage repository, how do the separate hosts orchestrate access to the iSCSI storage repository? To be clear, consider if I ...
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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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XenServer and ZFS via NFS

I'm trying to connect a NFS share to XenCenter. The NFS server is a ZFSGuru distro (uses FreeBSD). The zfs volume was exported like this: /sbin/zfs set sharenfs="on" temppool/share According 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 6.0.2 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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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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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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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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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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The VM could not be imported; the end of the file was reached prematurely

I am trying to transfer VMs from XenServer 5.6 to XenServer 6.0. I exported the VMs from XenServer 5.6 to .xva files on my desktop. Then when I tried to import one into XenServer 6.0, this error ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Moving VMs and storage used space

I need to move around 1 TB of VMs from a slow SR to a SSD brand new SR. Xenserver pools and hosts are updated to the lastets patches (from 6.2 SP) Using a 1 GB switch and NICs it was quite fast to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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IP setting in CentoOS 6.2x64 by XenCenter 6.2

I have setup a Guest CentOS virtual machine in Xenserver.. I have updated the Xentools but i cannot find the option to config my IP Address which is showing to be 'unknown' currently. All i need to do ...
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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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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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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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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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Automatically configure networking on new VM in XenServer

We have a base RHEL 6.5 64-bit template that we use to create new VMs in XenServer. Every time we make one, we have to configure: /etc/hosts /etc/sysconfig/network ...
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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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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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XenServer CLI console

The XenServer CLI provides direct console access to a VM using the xe console command. (See this question: How to get a CLI for a virtual machine on XenServer?) However, on a Linux box running ...
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XenServer 6.2 - Hetzner host - Additional Subnet Configuration

I have a dedicated server on Hetzner, on which I have installed XenServer 6.2 . The server comes with one public IP address. I purchased an additional subnet containing 6 usable IP addresses, for use ...
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XenServer Corrupts Virtual Machines

After (we believe) a backup application passed large amounts of traffic across a low quality SAN that some of our VMs were running off of, all VMs became read only, after this we powercycled the host, ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs

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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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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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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XenServer 5.5 local storage problem

I have the following problem with a Citrix XenServer 5.5. I had to physically move the host, so I shut down all machines via console: xe vm-shutdown force=true vm=my-machine-uuis-s After that I ...
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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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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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Xencenter import error “System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: path1”

I am using Xencenter 6.2 to import an ESXi 5 OVF file to a Xenserver 6.2 host. When I select the OVF file from to import, Xencenter throws an error saying "There has been an unsuspecting error, please ...
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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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Trouble with port 80 nating (XenServer to WebServer VM)

I have a rent server running XenServer 6.2 I only have 1 public IP so i did some NAT to redirect ports 22 and 80 to my WebServer VM. I have a problem with the port 80 redirection. When i use this ...
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CentOS 7.0 as DomU in XenServer 6.2 SP1; cannot run with PV drivers?

It appears that CentOS 7 cannot work with paravirtualized drivers with XenServer 6.2 I’ve installed one PVHVM guest with the xs-tools package but the drivers fails to connect at bootime. I got this ...
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XenServer HA (failover VM's) without shared storage

In the university from Uruguay where I work, we have 2 IBM BladeCenter S with 4 server blades each one. Each blade have XenServer 6.2 installed and working. Our idea is have each BladeCenter in ...
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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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xenserver snapshot chain too long

I've been running a XenServer 6.2 server for a month or so and recently one of my VMs will not perform snapshots. I receive the error "The snapshot chain is too long" although I have removed all of ...
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Opening a port range using Open VSwitch

I am locking down a VM on xenserver to allow only port 3389 and the ports required for domain controller authentication on windows. I am trying to do this using Open VSwitch. Locking down and allowing ...
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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 ...
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XenServer internal network speed

I have just configured a XenServer 6.2.0 (based on CentOS) host in a server with 2 high-end processors, 256 GB RAM and SSD storage. The distribution is up to date. We set up several virtual machines ...