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[Xen-users] XCP 1.0 beta : NOOB: how do i log into a newly created VM?

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Subject: [Xen-users] XCP 1.0 beta : NOOB: how do i log into a newly created VM?
From: "Joe Linoff" <jlinoff@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 21:02:12 -0800
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Sorry for the basic NOOB question but I managed to create a VM but now I am stuck. On page 26 of the XCP Virtual Machine Installation Guide it says “VNC and perform the OS installation”. I tried everything I could find (listed below) but I am stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Here are two questions whose answers would really help:


1.      What is the IP address of my VM? I tried “xe vm-list params=all” but didn’t see it.

2.      How can I log into my VM?


I created the VM on my XCP host using the following commands:


% xe template-list -s -pw test | grep -B 1 'CentOS 5.5'

% xe vm-install template='CentOS 5.5 (64-bit)' new-name-label='vm001' -s -pw test

% xe network-list -s -pw test

% xe network-list bridge=xenbr0 --minimal -s -pw test

% xe vif-create \

       network-uuid=8d77c968-f362-befa-fc57-92d63d656e1d \

       vm-uuid=0409c60f-d209-1105-e884-9a25dd238430 \

       device=0  \

       -s -pw test

% cp -v /net-install/centos/5.5/isos.DVD/CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD/CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-*.iso /opt/tcc/master/http/iso

% mkdir -p /mnt/CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2

% mount -o loop /opt/tcc/master/http/iso/CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso /mnt/CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2

% cp -p -r /mnt/CentOS-5.5-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2 /opt/tcc/master/http/os

% xe vm-param-set \

       uuid=0409c60f-d209-1105-e884-9a25dd238430 \

       other-config:install-repository= \

       -s -pw test

% xe vm-start uuid=0409c60f-d209-1105-e884-9a25dd238430 -s -pw test

% xe vm-list -s -pw test

uuid ( RO)           : f32bcb5b-f55f-419a-8d08-7f9d1b3f0833

     name-label ( RW): Control domain on host: tcc-lab-2-xcp01

    power-state ( RO): running


uuid ( RO)           : 0409c60f-d209-1105-e884-9a25dd238430

     name-label ( RW): vm001

    power-state ( RO): running


At this point it appears that everything is working but I don’t know what to do next. I tried the following to access via VNC


% ssh -X -L 5901: -L 5902: -L 5999: root@xxxxxxxxxxx

% xe vm-list uuid=0409c60f-d209-1105-e884-9a25dd238430 params=dom-id

% xenstore-ls /local/domain/1/serial/0

limit = "65536"

tty = "/dev/pts/2"

vncterm-pid = "19363"

vnc-port = "5901"


With that information I tried “vncviewer –listen 5901” and “vncviewer localhost:5901”. Neither command worked.


Thank you,




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