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Virtual machine interaction (not management) from host command line- possible?

I have a Virtual Machine running Linux. Is there any way for me to connect to a terminal on the VM OS from the host? For instance, AWS allows you to just ssh into virtualized OSes. How could I ...
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Building a virtual machine structure with Xen or VMware on a normal pc

I have a Acer Expire X3200 (AMD 64 Quad). Consider the pc completely empty. Is it possible to make this machine run a few virtual machines and how? By installing Debian with Xen? By installing ...
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Disable my nVidia video card driver in Linux

I'm trying to passthrough my nv video card to my domU, but I could not bind my video card to the pciback driver I only have one video card with the pci number 0000:03:00.0, so I used the following ...
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Combining multiple linux boxes and create VMs out of it

I am running on Ubuntu. I have a set of linux machines (5 to 6 machines). Which I want to combine as a single resource pool and on demand create multiple virtual instances of machines out of it. ...
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How to get the ip address of an VM in Xen without logging in?

I'm using xen virtualization with a dhcp server. Whenever I create a new VM an ipaddress is assigned by the dhcp server. I'm working remotely and have to use only command line, so logging into the VMs ...
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Is there any way to run 64bit Virtual Machine on 64bit processor without hardware virtualization (amd-v, vt-x)?

We have a 64bit virtual machine (CentOS) that we'd like to run on 64bit host-machine (may be running under any OS), but that host-machine doesn't support hardware virtualization, which, you know, ...
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How to tell if I am on a XEN or KVM Server?

Is there a way to tell if I am on a XEN or KVM linux server? Reason I asked is nothing is on top yet I am seeing load averages high well after I do tasks and I am getting hangs/spikes when I do simple ...
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How to clone Windows 7 into a image file?

I want to clone my Windows 7 system into a image file and boot it from my Xen vm. Windows 7 has a boot partition and a system partition. I know there are plenty of tools in Linux that can clone a ...
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XEN killed my laptop

I need to setup a XEN-Server in order to create a virtualized environment. I have successfully done this in a desktop pc but now when I installed the same in my Dell Inspiron laptop, the installation ...
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“sh: /usr/sbin/xenstored: not found” - But it's there?

What would cause running the file /usr/sbin/xenstored to print sh: /usr/sbin/xenstored: not found However, the file /usr/sbin/xenstored is there and is not a symbolic link. Actually I should be ...
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Xen - virt-install fails

I am trying to setup a Xen DomU using virt-install --prompt After answering the usual questions the installation image is being downloaded from the internet. Then after 'Creating storage file' and ...
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Xen networking - bridging issues

I do love Xen as a product, but sometimes, I really hate it. I'm having some networking issues with one of my Xen clients sitting on a Debian 6 machine VM (so Xen is running inside a Debian 6 virtual ...
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Xen on bare metal, multiple guest OSes — is 3D acceleration on each OS possible?

I have a desktop PC (Athlon 64, 2 cores). I want: to run Windows (Vista most likely) with full 3D support for video games and Youtube, to also run Debian GNU/Linux with 3D support for work, maybe ...
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Xen domU start up hangs, cannot connect to vbd

I am trying to build a Xen domU on my Arch x64 Linux. I have started dom0 successfully. My Xen kernel version is Linux arch xen 3.2.9-1-ARCH, my domU config file is name = "arch0" memory = 256 kernel ...
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How to run a executable in DomU from Dom0?

I'm running Xen on centOS. I've no GUI and I would like to run a executable file on a virtual machine (Domain-U/Guest Domain) from Domain-0. Is it possible to do this? Some more Information I'm ...
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Xen VGA passthrough: is it possible to have dual GPU's with single monitor

I hate dual-booting between Windows when I want to play a game and Linux when I need to work. I don't fancy running Linux in a VM and Wine almost never works for me. So, I'm thinking about buying a ...
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How to set up dedicated Hard Disk to a VM?

I'm running CentOS with Xen hypervisor. I've two virtual machines running on it (2 DomU and obviously 1 Dom0). I've two hard disks that I'm trying to dedicate exclusively to each of the DomU. This is ...
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Updating grub2 in a Debian VM

I am running a series of debian server VMs under Xen. I am using pygrub, so the kernels and initrds are within the VM itself. I would like to continue using the automatic grub.cfg generation ...
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Why is a gratuitous ARP sent out after VM migration?

Is it because the MAC address of the VM changes?
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Virtual machines with failover setup

We have three servers and our plan is to run a number of virtual machines on them in such manner, that if one of the nodes blow up, we can either quickly or seamlessly get a spare running on another ...
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Xen DomU does not have network connectivity

I am trying to install Xen on my Fedora box. Dom0 image has network connectivity. But when I try to create a DomU, it does not have network connectivity. I want to be able to run in bridged mode. I ...
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AMD bulldozer on XEN server [closed]

I'm planning to setup an home server for testing purposes, therefore I going to need a lot of power, and I was wondering if Xen Server supports the new AMD Bulldozer architecture(which has 8 physical ...
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What is the Xen/Citrix equivalent of VMware workstation?

Does Xen/Citrix have a workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines on top of an existing OS? My host machine is Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
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Xen for a Windows/Linux desktop machine

So here's the deal: For some time, I've been running Windows as my main desktop OS with Gentoo Linux in a VM. I've been thinking that running the systems concurrently in a hypervisor instead of one on ...
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Mount a remote Linux hard drive as another Windows 7 partition during boot?

I would like to mount a hard drive on a remote computer (running on CentOS 6) as a Windows drive so that I can install programs to that drive. The primary hard drive for my Windows machine (which is ...
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How do I set up grub2 with Xen?

I am booting a new Xen kernel and it all goes fine up until some point during the boot process when the machine reboots without warning. Unfortunately, I don't see errors flash up just before that ...
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What are the requirments to installing Xen?

Do I need a base OS to install Xen or can I just install Xen as the core OS? I read that some people have tried installing Xen over Ubuntu but it didn't really work. So if I had to install an OS ...
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Xen not running hvms (but CPU supports vmx)

I am trying to create an HVM DomU on a Centos5 system. When I run the command virt-install -n build1a -r 2048 --vcpus=4 --os-type=linux --hvm --disk path=/dev/guests/build1a --network=bridge:eth0 ...
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My KVM is not perform that good as announce

I am using normal PC with the following specifications: Intel Core 2 6600 @ 2.40GHz RAM: 2G Motherboard: Intel DG965RY HDD: 7200 rpm @ 250G I have enabled Intel VT in BIOS setting. I install the ...
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Installing Xen: choosing a host, seeking tutorial

I want to install Xen on my PC, but I don't know where to start. Basic usages: Install two OSs (Linux, Ubuntu or Fedora), one for Database server, one for HTTP server (PHP). Install one Windows ...
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Linux mainline contains all the Xen code bits for Dom0 and DomU support

What does this mean?: "Linux mainline contains all the Xen code bits for Dom0 and DomU support" does this means that I don't have to install a XEN kernel if I want to use it? Are there any updated ...
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Looking for tips: building a workstation around Xen and GPU pass-through

I'm building my new home machine right now and as usual this will be a heavily overloaded workstation that will serve as development and testing machine, file server and game console (plus I'm adding ...
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Is it possible to run windows under Paravirtualized Xen?

Is it possible to run windows under paravirtualized xen? Linux is possible because you can modify it. If you cannot run windows then what are the other alternatives to improve I/O performance?
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Para-virtualized Operating System under Xen

If I want to run a guest Operating System on Xen, then should it be a para-virtualized Operating System? How can I make an Operating System para-virtualized? Are there any tools?
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Xen fails to boot (timeout mounting /dev/sda2)

I am new to Xen and trying to follow the guide from the Debian Wiki's Xen entry. I have installed squeeze on a VMware Workstation image with plenty of space. The file storage is over LVM. My newly ...
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ulimit broke my server

I ran "ulimit -v 75" to get SBCL working, and now nothing will run on my server. $ sbcl Killed $ vi Killed $ man ulimit Killed $ ulimit -v 256 -bash: ulimit: virtual memory: cannot modify limit: ...
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Can I use DirectX Graphics in Windows with Xen Virtualization?

I want to setup a server on my home network running both Windows and Linux simultaneously (no dual boot). I plan to use the Linux instance as a File Server, and the Windows installation will mainly be ...
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Difference between virt-image and virt-clone

I was reading about virt-manager. However I was really confused between virt-image and virt-clone. Can anyone tell more about it or redirect me to some links that might help me. My requirement is to ...
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Scoping a home dev server

I’m looking to build a multi-purpose home development server. In this post, I’m looking to outline what I want from such a system, and the ‘why’s of it, to some limited extent, and finally, some ...
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XEN disk mapping problem under opensolaris

I have a system with two harddisks, i wanted to use the simplicity of ZFS for my file server and i also need to run a linux. I choosed XEN virtualization for that, supported on both system. My GRUB ...
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Solutions for virtualized Windows on Linux. Good performance needed

What are good solutions for virtualized Windows on Linux? I need good system performance. I use Xen for Linux virtualization on my work machines, can Xen be used for Windows as well? I also used ...
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Can I upgrade the CPU without reinstalling my Xen/Ubuntu system?

I built myself a computer a couple of years ago and run it now with Ubuntu 9.04 under Xen 3.0. I'm not a hardware expert by any means, but I managed to make it all work. However, due to the lack of ...
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Reattach XEN PVDISK SCSI Disk Device

I have a Xen Guest running Windows. XenServer allocates and serves 3 disks for that host. I want to stop one of the drives through 'Safely Remove Hardware' ( this parts works as a charm ) and then ...
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Compressing CentOS VHD on XenServer

I'm using XenServer 5.6 as bare-metal hypervisor and CentOS 5.3 as guest OS. Because of our custom CentOS edition partitioning features, volume size required to install it fluctuate in range from 60 ...
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Sound problem with XEN in SUSE Enterprise 11 64 bit

sound card is working well inside SuSE and everything is ok there. But when I install Windows 7 or XP inside Xen Virtualization software, I can't use sound card and Windows is unable to find any sound ...
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Xen: How to avoid partitioning of image file?

I am setting up a openSuSE DomU using image files. But I would like to handle each image file as a partition inside the DomU, not a complete disk (i.e., I would like to access the image files as hda1, ...
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SUSE Linux and Xen on Mac Pro - How best to prepare and configure?

This is a longwinded question, so bear with me please. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with two CPUs and 8 GB of memory which is totally overpowered for Mac OS X. I am also in the process of slowly moving away ...
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How to increase disk size for a Xen Virtual Machine?

How can I increase the disk capacity of an existing Xen VM? I've just run out of space.
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Problems with Xen installation

I have CentOS 5.4 installed. Now I'm trying to install Xen with out connecting to Internet (I have any driver for modem, so I search on Inernet only from Windows). All I have are 7 installation disks. ...
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Slow wifi from Windows Server 2003 virtualized in XenServer

I'm a brand spanking new user of OS X, coming from a lifetime of Windows use. I've been setting up my new Macbook Pro and have run into a very unusual problem. Over wifi, I am unable to copy files to ...