XEN is a hypervisor based virtualization technique.

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Xen domU sort of ignores /etc/network/interfaces

I have a Debian based Linux installation, that gets around: It started out on a physical system, then I moved the OS into a VMware container and then into a Xen container. As physical and VMware ...
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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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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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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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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 and Networking

I'm using Xen 4.1 I have a (debian) host with 1 ethernet adapter on 172.16.1.0/24 range, static configuration. I want to have various (centOS) guests, that will be on a different network: ...
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Scrambled Xen Console on dom0

I installed Xen using the recommended procedure on Ubuntu's site using motherboard Supermicro X7SBL-LN2 and Ubuntu 13.04 amd64. After the installing it and rebooting my console looks like this: ...
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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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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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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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Xen boots old kernel after upgrading

I've upgraded linux kernel from 3.2.0 to 3.16.3. Now Xen boots the old one (3.2.0) instead of 3.16.3. Is there any way to force Xen to find that a newer linux kernel version is available? Or am I ...
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Grub not Recognizing XEN Kernel on Boot

We are able to successfully install and boot to a XEN kernel on 5 of our 7 eucalyptus node controllers. The last two are having the same problems despite running an identical installation process. ...
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Global IP on DomU in XEN, using Ubuntu

Can a DomU have a global IP in Xen? I see that DomU's are connected to Dom0 and then physical ethernet using xenbridges, so is it technically possible in Xen to assign global IPs to DomU so it can be ...
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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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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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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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Xen crashes when loading X

I installed debian-7.1.0-i386-kde then apt-get install various Xen stuff. After updating Grub I found it boots up using Xen however at the point where it tries to draw my desktop (KDE) I get a bunch ...
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Crash analysis and 4 levels of page table

I am having xen 3.4.2 running with 15 vm (pv+hvm) on a host with 256 Gb RAM and 96 core CPU. But recently my host crashed on debug log its showing translating ffff83183fcb0000 with CR3 100ae42000 ...
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Prevent dom0 IGP from being VGA-passed-through to HVM host with Xen4.4

Usually people want to VGA-passthrough their IGP, and there are a lot of documentation out there. However I don't want my IGP passed-through to the domU as it serves my dom0, only my secondary card ...
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PCI passthrough with Xen

I am trying to run Windows XP in a Xen DomU virtual machine with a PCIe device, for which there are no Linux drivers, being passed through from a Debian Squeeze Dom0. My hardware supports ...
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Limit CPU cycles inside of Xen

I'd like to run some minimum-expectation benchmarks on EC2, but I'm having an issue of high variability in my output data. Specifically, they keep giving me more CPU than I'm minimally entitled to, ...
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Xen is unable to use URL's to install CentOS

I can't seem to use URL's when using the netinstall for CentOS, I'm installing CentOS on a Xen VPS. I keep getting this error in the terminal window, when I use the URL: ...
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XEN Bootloader or Kernel error bootloader isn't executable / cannot locate kernel when using XM create

I am currently using Xen for installing VM guests however whenever we run xm create -c /etc/xen/ks.test.cfg we get; Using config file "/etc/xen/ks.test.cfg". Error: Bootloader isn't executable ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unmount nested mounts not working after unmounted root of nest

I have a XEN Server, which I can't reboot. My boss has filesystems mounted as such strange way: /mnt/hda1/hda2 Then he unmounted them as such umount /mnt/hda1/ Now he can't unmount hda2 anymore. ...
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Xen and traffic shaping

I want to limit the incoming and outgoing traffic for a guest machine on a Xen Host. There is a total of 1000Mbit/s available on the host. The guest machine has its own interface, let's say vif1.0 ...
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How to regenerate an initramfs with ash built-in shell?

I foolishly edited my /etc/mkinitcpio.conf and now my computer won't boot. It drops down to (initramfs). It claims it cannot find the root device. However, cat /proc/cmdline shows the correct UUID of ...
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zpool mount issues on boot

Looking for help with errors I'm encountering with ZFS. Firstly, the main issue is that I can't get my zpool to mount at boot, but there are obviously other problems I would like to sort out (see ...
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Citrix XenServer, all packages appear to be 32bit

I'm hoping to use Citrix XenServer for a group of 4/5 machines. One of these machines has 18TB of storage (after RAID5 is taken into account). I've installed XenServer and mkfs.ext3 is the only ...
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High ping/latency on Xen box

I am having problems with my Xen box. Once in a while it has too high ping/latency and it is very annoying. It does not matter if I am pinging server from outer network (LAN0) or inner network ...
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benchmarking ftp in 3 methods of virtualization

My Bachelor Final Project is about benchmarking visualization methods with ftp, web and mysql services: installing Debian on xen (para-visualization) kvm and lxc with equal resources config (equal ...
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Use dd to backup disk image within an OpenVZ container

I want to use dd to backup the disk of an OpenVZ VPS in addition to traditional cold tar backups. Because I may need to migrate to a different VPS provider. From end user point of view, OpenVZ ...
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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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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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Sharing memory between two virtual machines?

I have installed two virtual machines on Xen hypervisor and want to configure communication between them. I want to send data from one virtual machine to the other one. How can I share memory between ...
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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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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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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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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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Xen ERROR Couldn't find xen kernel for Ubuntu tree

xen-4.2 running on server with multiple CentOS running guest, But when i am trying to install Ubuntu i got following error. How do i install Ubuntu on CentOS Xen Server? [root@example ~]# ...
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How to bridge a VM to public IP

I wish to to assign the IP from my eth1:2 to a VM; I also have no use of this IP for the host, it would be desirable to be exclusive to the VM. I've ended up with a setup just like this (eth1:1, ...