I created a Debian Lenny virtual machine as described on the manual. How to control it?
It has no IP since my LAN has DHCP disabled. If it only had a static IP and SSHD enabled I could just PuTTY it.
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Besides the gui/vnc consoles you can still use the equivlent of xm console
On the host console: xe vm-list to get the list of domins running (just note the uuid of the domain you want). list_domains will list the domain name and the uuid of the domains. Match up your uuid so you get the proper dom_id
xm console equivlent is /usr/lib/xen/bin/xenconsole dom_id
Its not in the root users $PATH though I think it ought to be. Of course you can symlink it or alter your path yourself but it would be a sensible default.
Say I want to connect to knox (a linux domU)
[root@xen01 ~]# xe vm-list uuid ( RO) : 8258a6d4-23f6-003d-30d7-65bd13086863 name-label ( RW): knox power-state ( RO): running uuid ( RO) : 1a191475-a99d-7a77-6550-b30a0038fd92 name-label ( RW): Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86 power-state ( RO): halted uuid ( RO) : ffd95724-d818-4f15-b4b4-159b7ff41df4 name-label ( RW): Control domain on host: xen01 power-state ( RO): running
Now get domain ids
[root@xen01 ~]# list_domains id | uuid | state 0 | ffd95724-d818-4f15-b4b4-159b7ff41df4 | R 1 | bc150966-8c21-7ad9-c329-839d5823041d | B H 7 | baa3699b-95dd-eea0-ccc4-51e8972857f5 | B 11 | 8258a6d4-23f6-003d-30d7-65bd13086863 | B
You can see the domain ID that matches the UUID of knox is 11. So we use xenconsole
[root@xen01 ~]# /usr/lib/xen/bin/xenconsole 11 (press enter) You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root [root@knox ~]#
In case someone facing the initial problem with XenServer 7.1 and has to access the guest CLI without XenCenter, the answer of Nick Anderson is the right way:
use xenconsole to connect to the CLI of the guest on XenServer 7.1