Chapter 19. Red Hat Virtualization tools

Chapter 19. Red Hat Virtualization tools

The following is a list of tools for Linux and Xen administration, debugging and networking tools that are useful for systems running Xen.

System Administration Tools
  • xentop

  • xm dmesg

  • xm log

  • vmstat

  • iostat

  • lsof

    # lsof -i :5900
    xen-vncfb 10635  root  5u  IPv4 218738  TCP grumble.boston.redhat.com:5900 (LISTEN)
    
Advanced Debugging Tools
  • XenOprofile

  • systemTap

  • crash

  • xen-gdbserver

  • sysrq

  • sysrq t

  • sysrq w

  • sysrq c

Networking

brtcl

  • # brctl show
    bridge name  bridge id            STP enabled    interfaces
    xenbr0       8000.feffffffffff    no             vif13.0
    						 pdummy0
                                                     vif0.0
    
  • # brctl showmacs xenbr0
    port no  mac addr                is local?       aging timer
      1      fe:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff       yes             0.00
    
  • # brctl showstp xenbr0
    xenbr0
    bridge id              8000.feffffffffff
    designated root        8000.feffffffffff
    root port              0                    path cost                 0
    max age                20.00                bridge max age            20.00
    hello time             2.00                 bridge hello time         2.00
    forward delay          0.00                 bridge forward delay      0.00
    aging time            300.01
    hello timer            1.43                 tcn timer                 0.00
    topology change timer  0.00                 gc timer                  0.02
    flags
    
    vif13.0 (3)
    port id                8003                 state                    forwarding
    designated root        8000.feffffffffff    path cost                100
    designated bridge      8000.feffffffffff    message age timer        0.00
    designated port        8003                 forward delay timer      0.00
    designated cost        0                    hold timer               0.43
    flags
    
    pdummy0 (2)
    port id                8002                 state                    forwarding
    designated root        8000.feffffffffff    path cost                100
    designated bridge      8000.feffffffffff    message age timer        0.00
    designated port        8002                 forward delay timer      0.00
    designated cost        0                    hold timer               0.43
    flags
    
    vif0.0 (1)
    port id                8001                 state                    forwarding
    designated root        8000.feffffffffff    path cost                100
    designated bridge      8000.feffffffffff    message age timer        0.00
    designated port        8001                 forward delay timer      0.00
    designated cost        0                    hold timer               0.43
    flags
    
  • ifconfig

  • tcpdump


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