83.7. How to start a virtual machine

To start a virtual machine you have to send the following command:

xm create /etc/xen/<config-file>.cfg

If you want to connect a paravirtualized machine to the console you can use the option -c:

xm create -c /etc/xen/<config-file>.cfg


When you run a paravirtualized machine you have to select the kernel compatible with the Xen option in the bootloader.


To see the console you need to change the default console output of the VM's OS into xvc0.

To connect to a VM's console you can see the following command:

xm console <VirtualMachineName>

To see the list of the active virtual machines with:

xm list