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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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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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Can I change the filename of my ssh public/private key pair?

I created a public/private key pair: ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "me@example.com" I gave a different key file name than id_rsa since I wanted to create a new separate key from my normal identity. I gave ...
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Is it possible to power off a PCIe video card/slot? (eg. hot-plug)

I'm looking at building a system that supports VT-d so I can pass through a high powered loud video card to a Xen/KVM/whatever VM (host will be Linux based). However, when I'm not using the VM I want ...
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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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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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bridge does not forwarding packets centos

I am using CentOS 6.5 64 and use xen to create a virtual machine (CentOS) ifconfig [root@CentOS ~]# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:54:B3:FA inet6 addr: ...
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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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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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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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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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Mount volume group(OnApp)

I am attempting to get OnApp setup in a lab using the following documents: OnApp Installation Guide I am one step away from success and to my knowledge based on the information given and my(limited) ...
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Cannot login to Xen guest pv

I've followed this guide to setup a Xen server and my first PV Guest. On the host system I only have two users, root and benny. I usually work through benny. After creating a .cfg for my new pv ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Xen Support VMs with multiple monitors?

In short, I would like to know if Xen VMs support multiple monitors. I'm interested in setting up a linux box that will achieve the following: 1 VM that utilizes a triple-monitor display (Linux) 1 ...
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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 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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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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Debian Lenny expects udev on a vps that doesn't support it

Primary symptom: /proc/self/fd is there and normally populated, however /dev/fd is not. Process substitution therefore fails, because bash wants to create files under /dev/fd. /dev/.static/ and ...
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Installing Xen on Ubuntu 9.10

I'm doing my first ever installation of Xen, and while the documentation is pretty extensive, I haven't found any thing appropriate to Ubuntu 9.10 anywhere. Basically, in the past it seems you would ...
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How should I configure Xen to allow multiple different IP ranges in the domUs?

I'm trying to get Xen running in a setup where the domUs have a completely different IP than the dom0 (not in the same network range). This answer got everything working within the same /24 range, but ...
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Unable to browse to certain sites

I have a few guests on a XenServer host, and some sites ( both SSL and non SSL ) cannot be accessed by the XenHost and the Guests. Other machines on the same network can access these sites just fine, ...
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Archipel / Xen Orchestra

I'm hoping you can help me to get my head around this! We want to start using virtualisation. We intend to rent a large server in a datacentre and use this. I was excited to see that XenServer is ...
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How much performance reduction is ok for a linux router?

I am having thew following (simplified) setup: I have a private Subnet where my PC is located. The subnet goes over a virtualized server into the internet. The server uses internally two subnets: One ...
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Arch Linux PV Template for Citrix Xenserver

I'm looking for an Arch Linux PV template for Citrix Xenserver 6.2. The problem is that my infrastructure doesn't support HVM, so the usual route of bare install and then configure isn't an option ...
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XEN dom0 network Bridge has no connection to domU's

I am using Debian wheezy with XEN 4.1. I have two network bridges xenbr0 and xenbr1. xenbr0 is linked to the real-eth0-nic so the domU's can talk to the outside world, which worked fine. xenbr1 was ...
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How to reset xen hyperviser clock

I have a low cost server running Debian Squeeze stable, using the Xen hyperviser. After a very long uptime the clocks of the unprivileged domains will deviate. Restarting the domains will not fix the ...
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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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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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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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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 4.2 on CentOs 6.3 : can't compile a libvirt 0.9.10 xen-activated?

I followed that tutorial for Xen 4.2 on CentOs 6.3. http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization-with-xen-on-centos-6.3-x86_64-paravirtualization-and-hardware-virtualization When building a new libvirt ...
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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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Why is a gratuitous ARP sent out after VM migration?

Is it because the MAC address of the VM changes?
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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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What desktop chipsets support AMD's Rapid Virtualization Indexing?

Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI) is a hardware virtualization feature that can potentially give significant performance improvement. Intel's equivalent is Extended Page Tables. See ...
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Fool network interface into thinking it is connected

I have a second NIC in my machine that I am using to create a subnet for a cluster of Xen VMs on my machine. Nothing really needs to be connected to this interface as no traffic ever needs to leave ...
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Xen: Is it possible to run an installed Windows inside Xen?

Is it possible to run an already-installed Windows inside Xen, similar to how Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion can run a bootcamp Windows as a VM on Mac OS? My plan is, in a few weeks when Windows ...
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Can I avoid losing three IPs per network on a bridged Xen networking setup?

About a month ago, I asked this question on Superuser. The answer given there certainly works, but I've run into an issue I haven't thought of before. The setup I had running (based on the previously ...
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Command parameter autocompletion like “xe”

I noticed today, when working with XenServer's CLI, that the xe command allows autocompletion with the 'tab' character not only for files, but for parameters too! For example if I write xe vm-[tab] ...
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How should I configure my interfaces with multiple IPs for Xen to use?

I have a server which has a number of IPs assigned to it. I would like to set it up as a Xen hypervisor so that each VM has its own dedicated IP. The way I have my multiple IPs setup right now is: ...
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Grub2 + Xen: How to solve “Can't find hypervisor information in sysfs”

I am trying to solve the "Can't find hypervisor information in sysfs" problem when invoking "xm". I have found in some sites that the solution is to rename *10_linux* into *50_linux*, however if I do ...
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Xen VGA Passthrough: integrated GPU for dom0 and PCI card for win guest?

I know you need at least two graphics cards for VGA passthrough... but I'm worried the integrated graphics card will get disabled once I plug in the PCI card. could xen (xcp) override this default ...
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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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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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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 ...