[CentOS-virt] Need Help with Xen Please

Jason Taylor cto at hostbigger.com
Sun Nov 16 02:18:27 UTC 2008


I was following the tutorial at http://www.howtoforge.com/centos_5.0_xen  I
was not aware that virt-manager is GUI only. 

Xend does start and I can do everything listed in the tutorial until I get
to the virt-manager part. 

What command line do you use to create a virtual server with virtsh? I am
running as root, so that shouldn't be the issue. 

The hardware does support virtualization and that is switched on in the

Thanks in advance,


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-virt-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-virt-bounces at centos.org]
On Behalf Of Michael Hall
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:56 P
To: Discussion about the virtualization on CentOS
Subject: Re: [CentOS-virt] Need Help with Xen Please

> I am new to Xen and have been having problems getting it to run properly
> CentOS 5.2. One thing to note is that the base Xen installs fine it seems
> but when trying to create the virtual instance (domU) it says it cannot
> connect to the console.  I have looked up the error but cannot find
> specific to try.  I currently only have access to the server remotely via
> SSH, if this matters at all. 

I'm a Xen newbie myself, but it has worked fine for me so far using GUI
tools and on a server that supports hardware virtualisation.

I suppose the first questions are:

Is xend running?

What tools are you using to create domU?
Forgive me if I'm telling you something you already know, but on the command
line your options are virsh and xm, virt-manager is GUI only AFAIK.

Are you working as root? You probably need to be.
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