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The Xen® Hypervisor, is an open source virtualization platform that powers the world's largest clouds in production and is the foundation of many commercial products.

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Xen on Windows 10

Is it possible to use Windows 10 as the host OS and the guest can be Linux or Android? I cannot find a single resource on internet which uses Windows as the host, which makes me think if it is ...
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Can I use Xen Paravirtualization with a Windows 10 Host and a Manjaro guest?

I'm on Windows 10 and want to run Manjaro on a virtual machine, but don't have access to VT-x or AMD-v. Is there a way to do that? All I could find are for Linux hosts, so is Xen limited to only Linux?...
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High “steal” on new dom0 with no domu's running

A bit of back story. My Xen experience started out about 5 years ago with an Aaeon EMB-CV1 with 4GB of memory, running four VMs. As I outgrew that hardware, I moved to an Aaeon EMB-KB1 with 8GB of ...
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Is it possible to install VirtualBox guest additions on a Xen hypervisor guest, or on the DomU of said hypervisor?

For various reasons, I am currently working with the following setup: VirtualBox on a Windows machine, running a Xen guest, under which is a no-GUI Fedora install for its DomU--I'm meant to develop ...
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XenDebian Guest Install messing with host system somehow

I'm setting up (unsuccessfully) a Debian guest on my newly configured xen server. I'm getting errors when installing a debian guest related to creating swap partitions. I notice that when this ...
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Nested virtualization: Xen inside Hyper-V

I was wondering if it is possible to nest Xen on top of Hyper-V. Whether one runs Citrix XenServer or Oracle VM Server for x86 inside Hyper-V, is that possible? Or Hyper-V hosting a Linux distribution ...
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LVM volume group is not activated at startup

I have installed XCP-ng on a physical server. I used a 500 GB SSD and let XCP-ng use the whole disk, of which only 15 GiB is used by XCP-ng; the rest is free space in the VG. Now, I created a new LV ...
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X11, VNC, and Xen: Can't open display

I've been trying to configure Windows 10 with Xen, and I've hit a wall. xl create creates the VM (I can see it in xl list), but I'm not able to connect to it. I thought this might be a Wayland issue (...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu at the same time and access them via remote desktop

I am a developer and I am currently working on a project that needs to support macOS, Windows and Linux. I usually work on a MacBook with virtual machines but for this project this just doesn't cut it....
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Citrix-hypervisor VS Xenserver

What's the difference between citrix-hypervisor and xenserver ? On the official website of citrix, you can see they provide both softwares, but i feel like it does the exa ct same thing, but then ...
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XenServer / xcp-ng networking set up virtual NAT with port forwarding

I have setup XenServer having a single physical NIC(PUBLIC IP) with couple VMs on it, now i need to be able to create a virtual network (LAN) with NAT allowing the VMs to communicate with each other ...
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Ethernet Bridge to Xen VM not working

i'm using Ubuntu 18.04 to run a windows 7 instance in Xen. But the issue is i don't get any internet in the windows7 guest, in dom0 it's working fine. Here is my netplan yaml: # Let networkd ...
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Hetzner reported not allowed MAC addresses in subnet

We had email from Hetzner network team asking us not to use MAC addresses belonging to the Virtual Machines belonging to the subnet. We configured Xen server host as a router using this guide. After ...
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Reactivating Windows 10 OEM guest after transferring from Xen to Virtualbox

I had a Windows 10 Pro (OEM) installation running as a guest on a Xenserver 6.5 host. The host has crashed and I copied the VHD file directly from the host to another host running Virtualbox. I was ...
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Xen on Ubuntu Server 18.04 stuck after boot

I have setup an Ubuntu Server 18.04 Machine where I installed Xen Hypervisor via the following: sudo apt install xen-hypervisor-4.9-x64 Installation went fine, but after reboot (after POST and ...
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SSH into Xen Virtual Machine refused

While practicing for SysAdmin certification, I spun up a virtual machine. I could not SSH into it from my laptop on my LAN. I could SSH into the VM from within the host OS. After some reading and ...
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XenServer 7.5 Virtual Machines not booting without installation media

I recently turned an old gaming computer into a server and decided to put XenServer 7.5 on so I could flip between Windows and Linux servers. Installation of the hypervisor went well and I proceeded ...
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Logon script for Citrix Xendesktop to create shared folder based on IP address

This is a bit over my head, but I've been tasked with writing a script to create a shared folder per login, based on the third IP address octet of the client device, ( thin client terminal). It's ...
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With Xen, is memory that's not allocated to dom0 or domU actually used for anything?

The recommendations for Xen seem to be to set the amount of memory for dom0 to between 1GB to 4GB. But if after allocating memory to virtual guests we have memory "left over", is that actually used ...
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Save machine state to disk in Xen

After numerous issues and problems with Linux kernel committing the state to disk (aka STD/Hibernate) I decided to resort to VM instead. I wish to know if it's possible to commit the entire state of ...
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Linux 4.13 crash when run under xen 4.9

When I start linux-4.13 under Xen hypervisor it fails in early_iounmap procedure at start: Hardware: Lenovo Thinkpad e330, 8 G RAM cpuinfo: processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : ...
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How do I completely remove Xen or at least stop these errors from occurring?

I installed the xen-hypervisor package but that froze my system, and didn't know how to solve it so I compiled from source. That exhibited the same issue so I assumed it was hardware related, and ...
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failed to read BIOS file: No such file or directory

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 in a VM from an ISO, but I keep getting an the error libxl_dom.c:892:libxl__load_hvm_firmware_module: failed to read BIOS file: No such file or directory. Here is my ...
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difficulties in xen server vm creation

I'm executing xl create /etc/xen/config_vyos.cfg and getting an error: Parsing config from /etc/xen/config_vyos.cfg libxl: error: libxl_bootloader.c:637:bootloader_finished: bootloader failed - ...
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cpu over description with ganeti

first of all happy new year every body :) I am planing a Ganeti cluster with 10-12 virtual machines, I assume the workload will be very low since its running in my home lab, so allocating one vcpu to ...
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Connect physical device to virtual Xen-network

I have a large Xen-server running multiple virtual hosts in a variety of virtual networks. Now there is also the need for physical devices that cannot be virtualized easily to be connected to some of ...
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Error using Xen-server 6.2 “File System on Control Domain Full”

I have been getting this error and i can't even upload new patches on the server. Is it wise to delete all the ".gz" logs on server from "/var/log"? I have removed all the entries except the "/...
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What's the rationale behind disabling USB controller PCI passthrough in Xen 4.6?

Let me expand on the title, which really is my question. I upgraded from Ubuntu server 14.04 to 16.04, breaking my virtualization setup (passing from Xen 4.4 to Xen 4.6). In the process of mending, I ...
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Xen booting stuck on 'Loading initial ramdisk…'

After successfull instalation of xen, The xen kernel cannot booting and stuck on Loading inital ramdisk I followed the instalation tutorial from here. I'm using centos-release-7-2.1511.el7.centos.2....
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How to run a XEN virtual machine ontop of a RHEL 7 installation and then run windows 7 pro 64-bit ontop of/in the XEN VM

I would like to run a XEN virtual machine ontop of an RHEL 7 installation and then run windows 7 pro 64-bit ontop of/in the XEN VM. How best can I go about it. Re: the baseline RHEL 7 is properly ...
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Booting Xen guests with UEFI

Now that UEFI is gaining widespread adoption, is Xen able to boot guests using an emulated UEFI? If so, can secure boot be used for these guests?
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how do i automatically back up Citrix Xen server VMs to a backup server?

I want to backup the VMs on a Xen server to a backup repository automatically using a script. I have a windows and a Linux backup server so which ever one is easier to do would be great. Is there a ...
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Cannot boot migrated Ubuntu VM on fresh XenServer install

It's been a tough couple of days. My server configuration went crazy after a power outage, and now I'm trying to get my VMs back up and running. I reinstalled XenServer to a new SSD in the same box. ...
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really check if password has been changed

On a non-critical server (Debian 7, kernel 3.2.65 x86_64) running under a Xen VM framework, it's a system I log on once a month under "user1". Today I: - cannot log as user1 via ssh+password - can ...
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Xen Hypervisor with linux host and Win7 guest - gaming

I'm a bit of a newbie in the linux community, and especially in virtualization. I discarded Windows a while back and moved to linux, mainly because my university uses Ubuntu on their computers, and it'...
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is it possible to paravirtualize 32 bit linux kernel on x64 xen hypervisor

If I have a 64 bit Xen kernel (hypervisor) can I run paravirtualized x86 linux guests or does it need to be fully virtualized, just like windows? I would like to install all small memory guests as ...
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Backup Windows 2008 R2 Server to a ISO file

I want to virtualize a Windows 2008 R2 Server system for testing. At the moment the system in question is installed in a server and I want to make a copy of everything to an ISO file to then ...
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Is it possible to stealthy boot into a Xen virtual machine? i.e. so no one sees Xen

Since Xen is a type-1 hypervisor and not a type-2, is it possible to boot into a Xen virtual machine seamlessly as if it there was no hypervisor underneath it? I'm talking about it being such that all ...
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Setting up OpenStack environment on virtual machines

I am learning OpenStack for almost a week. After reading most of OpenStack wiki, my mind still blurry at some point. However it is said OpenStack nodes could be installed on virtual machines (VMs) for ...
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Xen VPS with 2 IPs from 2 different subnets

I am new to Xen and I am trying to understand how to add 2 different IPs on the same guest VPS. First, I am going to explain my node setup, which is a physical server with 32GB RAM and 2 NICs on it. ...
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KVM or Xen for VGA Pass-through

I'm in the planning phase of setting up a personal virtualization server. One of the virtual machines I want to setup is a Windows box with Steam. Ideally, I want to stream higher-end games to my ...
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Export from xen to azure

I want to move a Ubuntu Server VM from Xen to Azure Cloud. I exported the VM to a xva format. I converted it to ovf using Citrix XenConvertor and I obtained the vhd file. In Azure I created a disk ...
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Script to monitor realtime CPU & Bandwidth usage in xen live migration

I need to write a script (bash or python or ??) to perform live migration of a VM in xen, and to simultaneously log and extract the CPU & bandwidth usage of the Domain-0 AND write the output into ...
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VPN remote access to lan

I am rather new to this. I have done some it/cyber defense competitions in the past and have some knowledge. I am trying to set up a group of about 5-6 xenserver boxes. I want to use xencenter to ...
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How to get cpu cores utilizations in xen?

I have installed xen as hypervisor and there are dom0 and some paravirtualized machins as domu VMs on it. I know xentop is used for checking the performance of system and virtual machines, But, it ...
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Can KVM run on top of host OS?

I was interested in experimenting with Xen until I discovered that it has to be installed bare metal. Hence, if I have a Linux machine and want to use it to run a Xen hypervisor, I have to install the ...
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In XEN how can I check if guest is HVM or PVH?

Xen supports various visualizations e.g. para virtualizastion and full hardware visualization. How can I know the type of visualization for running guest?
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Why I can boot various kerel versions but not XEN kernel in grub2

I have successfully compiled XEN usigng following steps: wget http://bits.xensource.com/oss-xen/release/4.4.1/xen-4.4.1.tar.gz tar xzvf xen-4.4.1.tar.gz cd ./xen-4.4.1 export C_INCLUDE_PATH=/usr/...
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Xen Bridge Configuration do not bridge eth1 to xenbr0

I am new on Para-Virtualization. I used Xen Beginners Guide to install Xen and configure dom0 it works correctly but i cant configured bridge network for domU. I created debian image like that. xen-...
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Where are Xen guest config files stored?

I'm new to Xen stuff. I have a XenServer 6.5 running, with XenCenter and a Debian installed as a PV VM. I'm trying to setup the extra security now so I don't have to learn about it after I've been ...