[CentOS-virt] Connection stall when connecting to XEN guests

Wed Apr 14 13:41:50 UTC 2010
Peter Hopfgartner <peter.hopfgartner at r3-gis.com>


I have a physical server (Dell Poweredge  1950III) running current 
CentOS 5.4 x86_64 and the XEN hypervisor, provided by CentOS.

This machine has 2 virtual machines installed, both with CentOS 5.4 x86_64.

Unfortunatly SSH connections coming both, from an external machine or 
from DOM0, regularly stall, for a period of some minutes. In other 
words, while working through SSH, at a given moment everything freezes 
and after some minutes thaws again.

We have several other machines with similar hardware/software 
configurations, but none of these has similar stalls.

Anyway, when attaching the console with "xm console <vm-name>" there are 
no stalls at all.

Does anybody have any suggestion on where to start to trouble shoot this 



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