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RE: [Xen-users] XCP 1.1 is there an xe replacement for "xm console attach"?

  • To: "Todd Deshane" <todd.deshane@xxxxxxx>
  • From: "Joe Linoff" <jlinoff@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:46:12 -0700
  • Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:47:27 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] XCP 1.1 is there an xe replacement for "xm console attach"?

Hi Todd:

Thank you for the excellent reference. It really saved the day. I was able to 
get it working quickly. For future reference here is what I did. Note that 
although the VM was created and I was able to attach to it using "xl console 

% cat make-vm.sh

set -x

# Create the VM
VM_UUID=$(xe vm-install template='CentOS 5 (64-bit)' new-name-label="tccadm")

# Make the dom0 CD not bootable.
DOM0_CD_UUID=$(xe vbd-list vm-uuid=$VM_UUID userdevice=0 params=uuid --minimal)
xe vbd-param-set uuid=$DOM0_CD_UUID bootable=false
DOM0_CD_NAME=$(xe cd-list | grep SCSI | sed -e 's/^.*SCSI/SCSI/')
DOM0_CD_DEVICE=$( echo "$DOM0_CD_NAME" | awk '{print $2;}' | awk -F: '{print 

# Add the CD to domU and make it bootable.
xe vm-cd-add vm=tccadm cd-name="$DOM0_CD_NAME" device=$DOM0_CD_DEVICE
DOMU_CD_UUID=$(xe vbd-list vm-uuid=$VM_UUID type=CD params=uuid --minimal)
xe vbd-param-set uuid=$DOMU_CD_UUID bootable=true

# Disable VNC so that we can use xl console
# URL: 
# Citation: Todd Deshane
xe vm-param-set uuid=$VM_UUID other-config:disable_pv_vnc=true 

# Configuration stuff: use the cd-rom, 2 cpus, 2GB RAM, 20GB disk space
xe vm-param-set uuid=$VM_UUID other-config:install-repository=cdrom
xe vm-param-set uuid=$VM_UUID VCPUs-max=2 VCPUs-at-startup=2 
xe vm-memory-limits-set uuid=$VM_UUID static-min=2147483648 
static-max=2147483648 dynamic-min=2147483648 dynamic-max=2147483648 
xe vm-param-set uuid=$VM_UUID other-config:disks='<provision><disk device="0" 
size="21474836480" sr="" bootable="true" type="system" /></provision>' 

# Set the xenbr0 IP address
NETW_UUID=$(xe network-list bridge=xenbr0 --minimal) 
xe vif-create vm-uuid=$VM_UUID network-uuid=$NETW_UUID device=0

# Start the VM -- boot off of the CD
xe vm-start uuid=$VM_UUID

% # Get the DOM id
% xe vm-list params=dom-id,name-label,uuid

% # Start the console
% xl console <dom-id>

NOTE that the VM was not able to see the CD-ROM so I am still stuck but that is 
another thread.



-----Original Message-----
From: todd.deshane.xen@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:todd.deshane.xen@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Todd Deshane
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:48 PM
To: Joe Linoff
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] XCP 1.1 is there an xe replacement for "xm console 

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Joe Linoff <jlinoff@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Folks:
> I am trying to setup a VM on a standalone machine using XCP 1.1beta with
> no internet or internal network access.
> Installing XCP was a breeze but when I tried to create a guest, I could
> not figure out how to attach to the VM console with the XCP tools at
> hand. I figured I could do one of the following:
> 1. Attach it to a network and use tunneling to get a VNC session working
> or
>   use the https:// access provided by "xe console-list"
>   That is perfectly fine but it defeats the purpose of the exercise.
> 2. Attach to the internet and install vncviewer onto the dom0.
>   That is also perfectly fine but like #1 it defeats the purpose of the
> exercise.
> 3. Run something like "xm console <dom-id>".
>   This seemed ideal but I could not figure out how to it.

> Is there analog to "xm console" in the xe command set? If so, can you
> provide a hint about how to use it?

Take a look at:

You need to kill the vncterm processes for the VM, but then you can
use xl console.

I think there is current ongoing work to make this situation better.


> The "xe console" documentation
> (http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/5.6.0sp2/1.0/en_gb/reference.html)
> talks about a "vt100" protocol but I don't know what to do with it.
> Best regards,
> Joe
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Todd Deshane

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