Citrix XenServer

Running Open Solaris on Citrix XenServer 5.5 shows no IP address associated with the VM


Recent issue I saw, the XenCenter console sees Network 0 but has no IP address.  The VM however has an IP when you check.  Work around for this, install the Linux guest agent which will allow the VM to pass additional info about itself to your XenServer host.

Mount the image into the guest using:

mount /dev/xvdd /mnt

Then as the root user, execute the install script:


Then reboot the VM and it should work.

About Jason Samuel

Jason Samuel lives in Houston, TX with a primary focus on strategic advisory and architecture of end-user computing, security, enterprise mobility, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, & VMware. He also has an extensive background in web architecture and networking over his 20+ year career in IT. He is an Author, Speaker, and Local User Group Community Leader. He is certified in several technologies and is 1 of 63 people globally that is a recipient of the prestigious Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award. He is 1 of 42 people in the world that has been awarded as a VMware EUC Champion and VMware vExpert. He is a featured author on DABCC which provides the latest IT Community News on Cloud, Data Center, Desktop, Mobility, Security, Storage, & Virtualization. In his spare time Jason enjoys writing how-to articles and evangelizing the technologies he works with. Disclaimer: The content and opinions expressed in articles and posts are his own and are by no means associated with his employer.

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