XEN is a hypervisor based virtualization technique.

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Is it possible to install Xen on a computer (processor supports virtualization) alongside Ubuntu and Windows?

The computer currently triple boots Ubuntu and a couple of Windows versions. Now I want to add Xen into the mix. Would it work if I simply made a new partition for Xen, or does it need to take over ...
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How to install CUDA on Linux Mint with Xen already installed?

Xen is installed on Linux mint. How to install CUDA without getting a black screen or command line on restart? In other words, how to get Xen's Dom0 Mint Desktop with CUDA installed?
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Virsh (libvirt-bin) is not able to communicate with Xen server

I have installed the latest version of Xen server 6.5. Now I want to connect to it with virsh (libvirt-bin). When I do this I get the error error:end of file while reading data: sh:nc:command not ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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Change screen resolution of Xenserver Console for a CentOS VM

I need to increase screen resolution to 1024x800 for 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 boot arguments ...
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Kernel bug at at fs/dcache.c on XenServer

Yesterday on of our servers running Xen 6.5 restarted, in /var/log/messages I found following messages: Apr 29 11:52:59 server kernel: [7476681.051566] ------------[ cut here ]------------ Apr 29 ...
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Where to find information about tests from Phoronix test suite?

Phoronix Test Suite is a linux benchmarking tool made of tests and suites of tests. To print all available test phoronix-test-suite list-available-tests To print all available suites ...
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Qubes/Xen OS: access file manager for dom0

I hope somebody more experienced with Qubes specific terminal commands can help. If the KDE manager is installed, how does one open via terminal input the file manager for 'dom0'? To browse 'Home' ...
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xen + libvirt share disks betwee VM on diferent hosts

I have another problem. what I've done is: We deploy 2 physical hosts with SLES 12 SP1 and install XEN hypervizor on both. On each host we provide few block devices via FC. On each host we ...
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BUG: soft lockup - CPU# stuck for x seconds

I've seen a few bug reports and questions (on stackexchange and elsewhere) regarding a nagging "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#<n> stuck for <dt>s!". So far, I haven't found any clue as to what ...
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Networking problem with new Intel NUC

I recently got a new Intel NUC6i5SYH to replace my very old and not too powerful home server. I've installed XenServer 6.5.0 (as was on the old server) and plan to just copy over the VM's and other ...
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Curses interface for text-mode Xen DomU's

QEMU implements an -options curses (previously -curses) flag for text-mode OSs. From the qemu(1) man page: Normally, QEMU uses SDL to display the VGA output. With this option, QEMU can display ...
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Restore a disk from a snapshot in XEN 4.6

I created a snapshot with lvcreate -n snap01.vm01 -L 5G -s vg0/vm01.eclabs.de now I did some stuff on my disk i don't want to keep and want to revert it to the snapshot point. How do I restore ...
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Install Xen 4.6 on Debian jessie

I need to install Xen with LVM on my dedicated root server. The current version Xen 4.4 in Debian jessie does not support the new Skylake intel processors. I tried Debian stretch, which has Xen 4.6 ...
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Xen DomU PV - how do I get graphics?

Both Dom0 and DomU are Arch linux. Because Xorg :0 -configure results in video card not found as I'm in a DomU, I created a xorg config file. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, Dom0

After installing Arch I installed grub with these commands: pacman -S grub grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=grub --recheck grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu 12.10 or higher WITHOUT using grub2, but just grub?

I have a machine I SSH into on a Rackspace virtual XEN environment originally built as Ubuntu 11.04, but I have since upgraded to 12.04 with a grub 1.99 on menu.lst, not a grub2. The ...
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Booting from ISO in Xen Paravirtualized Environment

Specifically, Citrix XenServer 5.6. I can map the an ISO from a Storage Repository with no issues and mount it inside the OS but I can't boot from the DVD drive without converting it to HVM, which ...
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How to extend a windows volume on xen xm virtual server

I have inherited a Xen virtual server running debian 2.6.32. I have two windows hosts and one of them needs more disk space. I am thinking I should be able to rob a few GB from one of the windows ...
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Should I use KVM or Xen ? What are the main differences? [closed]

I've spent a few hours trying to understand the differences between KVM and Xen without much succes. So both are Type 1 Hypervisors with comparable performances (source) and I don't understand what ...
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Running QEMU inside XEN virtual machine

Is it possible to run QEMU inside XEN virtual machine? I tried to enable the XEN nested virtualization for with following options to virtual machine configuration file in /etc/xen/vm1.cfg: hap=1 ...
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How can I trigger scripts on a virtual machine when I insert a CD or DVD in the host?

I have a PC running XenServer 6.2.0 It hosts, among others, an Ubuntu VM that I configured to rip and copy my CD/DVD collection to the NAS hosting my media collection. What I would like it to do on ...
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Installing Xorg on ASRock AM1H-ITX (Xen DomU Arch-Linux LXQT): startx and no screens

Dom0: Arch Linux DomU: Arch Linux The problem seems to be that the DomU can't find the Video Card. inxi -F (DomU) System: Host: ArkOS_Dev Kernel: 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 ...
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How to debug Xen dom0 sluggishness?

Some months ago I ran an helloworld MirageOS app on Xen on my machine without any problem, now I wanted to get back into using Xen, but I have some issues. Plenty of things changed: The previous ...
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xl create problem with Arch Linux, Xen, DomU LVM

This is still my first time setting up a DomU. With Dom0 being Arch Linux and DomU as well. I recently figured out that I would need an LVM for my setup as I want at least two partitions (root + ...
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Networking issues after XEN guest migration

Yesterday, after mirgation of my CentOS 5.3 VPS from ISP to my own local XEN, I was a little bit complicated: after changing all network settings inside: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, DomU

Inside my Dom0 My error log: sudo xl create /etc/xen/arkOS-Dev_PV.cfg /var/log/xen/bootloader.1.log pyGRUB version 0.6 ...
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how can I create filesystem on the additional drive

I have a dedicated server with Xen virtualization and I have many VPSs on it I requested from datacenter(Hetzner) to add another HDD but now how can I setup the additional HDD to use it for creating ...
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Is the running Xen Suse OS just Dom0?

When I select "Xen" option during Suse boot which has installed "Xen" tools: Is the running OS just Dom0?
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Xen error: “xl list” complains about libxl

After having installed Xen on Arch Linux, I cannot issue any xl commands, getting this error: xc: error: Could not obtain handle on privileged command interface (2 = No such file or directory): ...
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bridge does now work in Xen-4.5.1 on centos

I installed Xen-4.5.1 on CentOS6.5 and create a bridge "xenbr0" and modified ifcfg-eth0 at the same time. ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:67:12:83:B4 inet6 addr: ...
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How to start xend service automatically on boot?

I am trying to auto-start xend and xendomain service automatically on boot as soon as I log into XEN-dom0 (on Ubuntu server 12.04 x64) so that when I type : sudo xm list the hypervisor lists me all ...
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Dump XEN guest memory image

I am new into memory forensics thing and I am trying to dump a memory image from a XEN guest (Ubuntu 12.04 x64 - domU) in order to analyze it on dom0 (Ubuntu server 12.04 x64) with volatility . For ...
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How to run Windows with GPU virtualization?

A year ago I switched to Ubuntu for my primary OS, which has worked out just fine. Every now and then I want to play computer games and while using Wine often works, I can't get all of the games that ...
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CentOS 6.7: cannot disable netfilter for Xen bridge

Following sysctl.conf settings at Xen host does not work: net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-arptables = 0 net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables = 0 net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables = 0 # sysctl -p ... ...
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run FreeBSD 10 (as guest) under Xen on Linux

I have my Linux/Debian/Sid amd64 (with i7 3770K, 16Gb RAM, 1 SSD + 2 hard disks) PC with xen (notably I have installed a package xen-linux-system-amd64), so sudo xen list Name ...
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Is it possible to read PVclock from user space?

Is it possible to read clocksource xen or kvmclock using some user space tool? Referring to /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource. Reading the actual value of the pvclock. ...
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Systemd hangs in Xen Dom0 immediately after switch_root in boot process

I've been trying to set up Xen to work with UEFI and my Arch Linux install (3.18.2) as a Dom0 but have been unable to boot. Of note is the fact that it will boot completely fine otherwise, just not ...
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Old Xen Installation Unable to be Formatted

I recently tried to format a disk that had an old Ubuntu 14.04 partition and a Xen Swap Disk partition. I am currently running the Ubuntu Live CD and trying to access my partitions on the drive for ...
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libvirt daemon doesn't start on Gentoo [closed]

I'm trying to use Xen with virt-manager on Gentoo system and I have some troubles with libvirt daemon. When it starts: Starting libvirtd ... /usr/sbin/libvirtd: error: Unable to initialize ...
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How to deallocate extents of physical volume? lvm, encrypted

I just install Debian 8.1. I allocated almost all disk 300 GiB to encrypted partition and a little bit for boot. I want to make smaller 50GiB encrypted physical volume and install different xen OS to ...
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Xen HW virtualization on Power architecture?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen#Hardware-assisted_virtualization.2C_allowing_for_unmodified_guests The wikipedia page says Xen has HW virtualization for Intel and AMD CPU's. Q: Does Xen supports ...
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How to route the traffic from machine 1 to machine 3 via machine 2 and vice versa, on the same subnet?

I've a Citrix Xenserver where I'm running VMs. I have three VMs there, and they have 2 NICs each: eth0 is my company LAN which I'm using for management, and eth1 is a "single-server private network" ...
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Systemd will not start xenstored, xenconsoled, and xendomains

I am running a Gentoo installation and recently moved to systemd and whenever I boot with Xen, I cannot issue any xl commands, getting this error: xc: error: Could not obtain handle on privileged ...
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Is there any documentation on network booting Xen?

I can find lots of discussion on netbooting guest operating systems under Xen, but I am having trouble finding info on how to netboot xen itself (dom0 too would be nice)
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Xen libvirt access for non-root user

I've installed Xen and libvirt on a CentOS 6.6 machine. All the tools (virt-manager, virsh etc) work perfectly as root (directly or via sudo) but I cannot allow another user to connect (failed to ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Cannot get vga-passthrough working with xen-4.5

I tried different Xen versions, the results are similar: vga-passthrough does not work. I can start a domU in hvm mode and connect with vnc but I cannot get it to work on my GPU I did add the cards ...
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Xen Kernel - SCSI_WAIT_SCAN Module

We've recently deployed a HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 with 12 x Intel 530 SSD Drives. The system is running RAID-10 on top of HP Smart Array P840. Our aim was to use Xen on this server. However, when the ...
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Fedora 14 Xen virtual machine does not detect network

I'm trying to create a para-virt Fedora 14 Xen vm on a host running CentOS 5.5. The VM appears to initially install correctly (the installer finds eth0 and can access the installation media). But when ...