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Creating snapshots in Xen with Linux commands

A virtual machine snapshot is a great feature, freezing the current state of a virtual machine. Unfortunately, open source Xen doesn't offer support for snapshots -- but Linux does. Since open source Xen always uses Linux as its privileged domain, you can use Linux commands to create snapshots.

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Server From The Ubuntu Repositories | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files (apart from a fixed Ubuntu Xen kernel to enable networking for the virtual machines) or compilation are needed.

Openfiler — Openfiler Community

Openfiler is a powerful, intuitive browser-based network storage software distribution. Openfiler ScreenshotsOpenfiler delivers file-based Network Attached Storage and block-based Storage Area Networking in a single framework. Openfiler is built on the rPath Linux metadistribution and is distributed as a stand-alone Linux distribution. The entire software stack interfaces with third-party software that is all open source. File-based networking protocols supported by Openfiler include: NFS, SMB/CIFS, HTTP/WebDAV and FTP. Network directories supported by Openfiler include NIS, LDAP (with support for SMB/CIFS encrypted passwords), Active Directory (in native and mixed modes) and Hesiod. Authentication protocols include Kerberos 5. Openfiler includes support for volume-based partitioning, iSCSI (target and initiator), scheduled snapshots, resource quota, and a single unified interface for share management which makes allocating shares for various network file-system protocols a breeze.

Xen Live Migration with iSCSI

This is a document about how to set up XEN and iSCSI on 3 Debian Stable (3.1 / Sarge) machines so that you can have a virtual host that can be migrated live between 2 of the machines. The third machine will be the common disk for the virtual machine that is seen via the 2 machines running XEN. I have assumed you have some knowledge of Linux specifically Debian, but not limited to. You may need to solve some dependencies that I have left out by yourself. I can't think of everything, and I didn't start with completely empty machines.

Xen Virtualization and Linux Clustering, Part 1

In this article, I briefly introduce the concepts of Xen virtualization and Linux clustering. From there, I show you how to set up multiple operating systems on a single computer using Xen and how to configure them for use with clustering. I should point out that a cluster implemented in this manner does not provide the computational power of multiple physical computers. It does, however, offer a way to prototype a cluster as well as provide a cost-effective development environment for cluster-based software. Even if you're not interested in clustering, this article gives you hands-on experience using Xen virtualization.

Start [ - Downloadable Images for Xen]

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This site provides a variety of downloads and howto’s to facilitate use of the Xen Virtual Machine Monitor. Xen allows you to run multiple operating systems on a single piece of physical hardware. Here you will find Linux distributions that can run as Xen guests out of the box, obviating the need to create your own custom filesystems. The filesystems on this site have already been tweaked to deal with Xen’s idiosyncracies, and are also designed to be lightweight and minimally divergent from the original distribution. Version 5.2 - Le Site d'aide a l'utilisation de Linux

Nous verrons dans cet article comment installer Xen sur une machine n'ayant pas les instructions matérielles de virtualisation (VT) en utilisant LVM pour partitionner avec flexibilité nos différentes machines virtuelles. Le tout est réalisé grâce à Debian Etch avec les bons noyaux qui vont bien. J'ai aussi utilisé le noyau officiel de chez Xen afin d'avoir quelque chose de propre (enfin dans la limite du possible). Attention, mon tutoriel prends de véritables adresses IP, je n'ai donc aucun besoin de NAT. Si tel est votre problème, achetez le numéro 100 de GLMF, il contient le serveur parfait et un setup bien plus avancé que le miens :)

Howto Install Windows XP / Vista on Xen

This short guide describes how to install Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server on Xen. It provides an overview of the Debian Linux Etch installation, and detailed steps for installing and configuring Xen and starting the Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server installation.


Xen Cluster Management With Ganeti On Debian Etch | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management system based on Xen. In this tutorial I will explain how to create one virtual Xen machine (called an instance) on a cluster of two physical nodes, and how to manage and failover this instance between the two physical nodes.

How To Make Your Xen-PAE Kernel Work With More Than 4GB RAM (Debian Etch With GRUB) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

If you have a server with more than 4GB RAM and want to install a 32bit Debian Etch on it (following this tutorial: Debian Etch And Xen From The Debian Repository), you'd expect the Xen-PAE kernel to see all your RAM because the Xen-PAE kernel supports up to 64GB RAM. In fact, it recognizes only about 3.3GB RAM due to a bug in the GRUB bootloader. This article explains how you can fix GRUB so that all your RAM gets recognized. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


VMWare and Xen Management with BixData | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

BixData is a system, application, and network monitoring tool which allows you to easily monitor nearly every aspect of your servers. The newly released version 2.6 is the only application that has the ability to control both Xen and VMWare virtual machines. You can control both VM Hosts (the computer that's running the VM software) and VM Guests (the virtual machines running on the hosts).


The Perfect Xen Setup For Debian And Ubuntu | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 2) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system. It should apply to Ubuntu systems with little or no modifications.