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Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization by Jeanna Matthews, Brendan Johnson, Patrick F. Wilbur, Jeremy Bongio, Wenjin Hu, Todd Deshane, Eli M. Dow

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Appendix B. The xm Command

xm is the Xen command to administer Xen guest domains. It can manage devices, activate or deactivate guest domains, and retrieve information on domain configuration or status. The xm command uses the following format:

xm subcommand [ options] < arguments>
[...]: an optional argument;
<...>: a required argument

In Tables B.1 through B.9, the notation “domain” is used to represent the domain name, and “domain-id” is used to represent a domain’s numeric identity number.

Table B.1. General Subcommand

Subcommand

Options

Description

xm help

 

List all the possible xm subcommands for reference.

 

-help/-h <subcommand>

Display the specific subcommand’s help information.

Table B.2. Block Device-Related Subcommands

Subcommand

Options

Description ...

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