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From: "Joe Linoff" <jlinoff@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:18:40 -0800
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Hi Folks:


Please help if you can. I am stuck. I am trying to do a network based install of a CentOS 5.5 (64 bit) image using XCP 1.0 and got this error:



I have verified that the network images can be accessed on other hosts. Then I tried doing the same install with XCP 0.5 and got the same error which means that I am probably missing some simple, fundamental step. Maybe I am using the wrong UUID in one of the steps.


Here is what I did to create the VM. What am I doing wrong? Please note that this work was done on a master ( that communicates with the XCP host (


[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# xe vm-install template='CentOS 5.5 (64-bit)' new-name-label='vm001' -s -pw test


[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# xe network-list bridge=xenbr0 --minimal -s -pw test


[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# xe vif-create network-uuid=8d77c968-f362-befa-fc57-92d63d656e1d vm-uuid=1483ac54-4cf0-23c4-ec96-05b0db1b853a device=0 -s -pw test


[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# xe vm-param-set uuid=1483ac54-4cf0-23c4-ec96-05b0db1b853a other-config:install-repository= -s -pw test

[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# xe vm-start uuid=1483ac54-4cf0-23c4-ec96-05b0db1b853a -s -pw test

[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# 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)           : 1483ac54-4cf0-23c4-ec96-05b0db1b853a

     name-label ( RW): vm001

    power-state ( RO): running



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

     name-label ( RW): vm001

    power-state ( RO): halted


# The following commands were provided by Mike McClurg from Citrix.

[root@tcc-lab-1 bin]# ssh root@xxxxxxxxxxx xe vm-list name-label=vm001 params=dom-id –minimal
root@xxxxxxxxxxx’s password:

1,-1 # XCP 0.5

1  # XCP 1.0 beta

[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# ssh root@xxxxxxxxxxx  xenstore-read /local/domain/1/serial/0/vnc-port

root@xxxxxxxxxxx’s password:


[root@tcc-lab-2 bin]# vncviewer –via root@xxxxxxxxxxx localhost::5901

root@xxxxxxxxxxx’s password:





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