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Paravirtulization with Citrix XenServer 5.5 and Ubuntu 9.10

Few days ago I had a task to P2V an old Ubuntu 9.10 machine. The P2V process was very easy and went smooth. The challenge was how to get this VM paravirtualized. After reading on the net how others have done this and what problems they had, I managed to finish my task pretty quick. … Continue reading Paravirtulization with Citrix XenServer 5.5 and Ubuntu 9.10

Autostart VM in free version of XenServer 6.x

Unlike previous versions, VMs do not have a visible property in the GUI allowing autostart, which kinda sucks big time. This has been claimed to interfere with High Availability (HA) and produced unexpected results during HA functions. So, what we are going to do?! First approach is to set auto_poweron parameter to true at the pool and VM … Continue reading Autostart VM in free version of XenServer 6.x

How to install smartmontools on Citrix XenServer

Introduction Citrix XenServer 5.5, 5.6 and 6.0 are based on CentOS 5.4, but the smartmontools package is not available in the default Citrix repository, so it can’t be installed with yum install smartmontools (as it would be possible with any other CentOS distribution). Installation It is probably safest to use the same versions that were … Continue reading How to install smartmontools on Citrix XenServer

How to convert a vmware linux virtual machine to xenserver virtual machine

As the title of this documents says, this document describes how to convert a vmware virtual machine to xenserver virtual machine. Although so far this procedure hasn’t fail, please use this procedure on your own risk. 1. Install quemu on the vmware Server or another Linux machine (on debian based distribution use apt-get install qemu-utils, … Continue reading How to convert a vmware linux virtual machine to xenserver virtual machine

Xen 6.0.2 software Raid – installation procedure

This document describes how to install XenServer 6.0.2 on a node without hardware raid. Install Software Install XenServer 6.0.2 on /dev/sda and do NOT configure any local storage (it is easier to do that afterwards). /dev/sda should containt three partitions, please verify with the following command: The first partition is used for XenServer installation, the … Continue reading Xen 6.0.2 software Raid – installation procedure