While it is unsupported, it can sometimes be quite handy to install additional packages on your XenServer 6.2 system – things like vim, iptraf, perhaps even denyhosts. By default extra packages you wish to install are likely disabled, but using yum we can temporarily allow access to the CentOS packages. Logging in as root […]
Following the previous article on passing through a PCI or PCI Express card to a virtual machine someone asked what the syntax was to pass through multiple devices to a VM. Using our previous system as an example, we run lspci to find each item we want to pass through. Using the same system […]
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 […]
We were asked this today – we have found that the “Other Media” works fine for installation and use, where other options (Red Hat options, for example) don’t work.
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 […]
With the recent public availability of XenServer 6.2 there are an increasing number of people wanting to try it; here is a walk-through of an install so that you know what to expect if you want to try it yourself. In this example we are using a NFS datastore on the network to store […]
Sometimes if you connect a network cable to a NIC XenServer doesn’t register it and keeps the status as disconnected; if this happens, try the following via SSH (or from the console, though you will be kicked out of XenCenter once you do it): xe-toolstack-restart It may take a little while for […]