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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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Chapter 6. Managing Unprivileged Domains

The main purpose of virtualization systems like Xen is, of course, running multiple guest domains. To this point, we focused on the prerequisites for guest creation including Domain0 installation, the architecture of the Xen hypervisor, and using prebuilt guest images. In this chapter, we are ready to focus in detail on creating, controlling, and interacting with unprivileged user domains (or DomUs). We describe xm, a command line application used to administer guest domains, and show how to use xm to create, pause, and destroy guest domains. We show how to write configuration scripts that start guest domains automatically at boot. We also cover multiple ways to interact with the guest domains once created, ...

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