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Xen Tools kills networking on Ubuntu 16.04 VM [SOLVED}

Started by Timothy Pickard , 18 March 2017 - 12:05 AM

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:05 AM

I recently loaded Xenserver 7.0 on a server for experimentation. I installed a Ubuntu 16.04 VM using the template. Every time I install Xen tools with apt-get install xen-tools or using Webmin I lose network connection to the VM on reboot.


I've found that installing from the Xenserver's guest-tools.iso works. I'll post this solution since I couldn't find anything while searching for love or money.


I ran the following commands:

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt

sudo /mnt/Linux/install.sh


I think I was running into two problems:

1. The apt-get repositories probably have outdated xen-tools.

2. The various guides I found all said that /dev/cdrom shouldn't work, it should be /dev/xvdd.


Good luck!