XenServer 6.2: How to set up passthrough of a PCI or PCI-Express device

  This is done by logging in as the root user to your XenServer system via SSH. To see the PCI devices available to your system, enter the following command:   lspci   Here is an example result:   00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 Northbridge only dual slot (2×16) PCI-e GFX […]

XenServer 6.2: How to boot a VM to CD/DVD rather than disk

  We had a situation recently where a customer was experimenting with XenServer 6.2 and Ubuntu VMs; he accidentally powered off the VM during a distribution upgrade and the VM would only boot with a read-only filesystem. Loading an ISO into the virtual CD drive didn’t do the trick; there’s no obvious way of booting […]