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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Virtualization with Xen

Publication Date: January 14, 2022
About This Manual
Available Documentation
Documentation Conventions
I Getting Started with Xen
1 Introduction to Xen Virtualization
1.1 Basic Components
1.2 Understanding Virtualization Modes
1.3 Xen Virtualization Architecture
1.4 The Virtual Machine Host
1.5 Supported Virtualization Limits
1.6 Supported VM Guests
1.7 Supported VM Hosts
2 Setting Up a Virtual Machine Host
2.1 Best Practices and Suggestions
2.2 Managing Domain0 Memory
2.3 Network Card in Fully Virtualized Guests
2.4 Starting the Virtual Machine Host
2.5 PCI Pass-Through
3 Setting Up Virtual Machines
3.1 Creating a Virtual Machine
3.2 Installing an Operating System
3.3 Including Add-On Products in the Installation
3.4 Using the Command Line to Create Virtual Machines
3.5 Deleting Virtual Machines
3.6 Using an Existing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Virtual Machine
3.7 Troubleshooting
4 Updating SLE 10 Systems to SLE 11
4.1 Boot Loader Configuration
II Advanced Configurations
5 Managing a Virtualization Environment
5.1 Virtual Machine Manager
5.2 Controlling the Host by Modifying Xend Settings
5.3 Configuring a Virtual Machine by Modifying its Xend Settings
5.4 The xm Command
5.5 Automatic Starting of Domains
5.6 Migrating Xen VM Guest Systems
6 Virtual Networking
6.1 Virtual Bridges
6.2 Network Devices for Guest Systems
6.3 Host Based Routing in Xen
6.4 Creating a Masqueraded Network Setup
6.5 Special Configurations
7 Block Devices in Xen
7.1 Mapping Physical Storage to Virtual Disks
7.2 File-Backed Virtual Disks and Loopback Devices
7.3 Resizing Block Devices
8 Virtualization: Configuration Options and Settings
8.1 Virtual CD Readers
8.2 Remote Access Methods
8.3 VNC Viewer
8.4 Virtual Keyboards
8.5 USB Pass-Through
8.6 Dedicating CPU Resources
8.7 Using Lock Files
8.8 Xenpaging
8.9 HVM Features
9 XenStore: Configuration Database Shared between Domains
9.1 Introduction
9.2 File System Interface
III Administration and Best Practices
10 Administration Tasks
10.1 The Boot Loader Program
10.2 Sparse Image Files and Disk Space
10.3 Migrating Virtual Machines
10.4 Passing Key Combinations to Virtual Machines
10.5 Monitoring Xen
10.6 Extra Guest Descriptions in Xen Configuration
10.7 Providing Host Information for VM Guest Systems
11 Save and Restore of Virtual Machines
11.1 Saving Virtual Machines
11.2 Restoring Virtual Machines
11.3 Virtual Machine States
12 Xen as High Availability Virtualization Host
12.1 Xen HA with Remote Storage
12.2 Xen HA with Local Storage
12.3 Xen HA and Private Bridges
13 SUSE Linux Virtual Machines
13.1 Using the Add-On Products Program
13.2 Virtual Machine Clock Settings
13.3 Updating a Network Installation Source
14 Virtual Machine Drivers
IV Appendix
A Virtual Machine Initial Start-Up Files
B SXP Configuration Options
domain — Top Xend VM Guest SXP Configuration Element
C GNU Licenses
C.1 GNU Free Documentation License

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