Xen on Debian with IPtables IPv4 IPv6

This will show how to setup iptables, ip6tables for Xen on Debian using iptables-persistent. Example config for HTTP, HTTPS, SSH server with IPv4 and IPv6. Install iptables-persistent, a boot-time loader for netfilter rules, using apt-get. apt-get install iptables-persistent During install a dialog will show up asking for snapshotting IPv4/IPv6 rules to files and use them…

Create Xen DomU Xen-Tools template

First there are a few things to consider and configure before creating new virtual machines (DomU). Loopback vs LVM Transfering a file is easier than moving lvm volumes to servers. As the DomU will run services in production, lvm is the better choice. Other possibilities for more portability: Docker, XenServer Cluster, OpenStack XL config Modify…

XenServer 6.5 released OpenSource

Recently I read a nice blog article about Xen and Docker and why it is useful to have them both. Development on Open Source XenServer is active. Together with docker it feels like being on the right track! Go here to give XenServer a go: http://xenserver.org/open-source-virtualization-download.html Managing XenServer cluster using web interface can be done…

Howto Xen 4.4 on Debian Jessie at Hetzner

Introduction This instructions are for base installation of Xen hypervisor on Debian Wheezy/Jessie server on Hetzner root server. First we are going to install useful linux tools. After installation and configuration of Xen on Debian, we are doing the network setup with IPv4 and IPv6. There is a difference wheter you buy a IP address subnet or single additional…

XCP-XAPI, XCP, Xen Mangement via API

Xen Management Follow my story about how to control Xen Dom0 with console, web interface or api. History In 2013 and 2014 I thought it could be possible to have a Xen installation on Debian/CentOS/Whatever Linux. This is easy manageable via web interface, management console (like XenCenter) or API. Well, XenCenter+XenServer is the best, but feels…