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Trixbox VM on XenServer
December 6, 2010

Posted by Roel in : Technical , trackback

I made a VM of Trixbox for use with Citrix XenServer (5.6).
The VM is in .xva format so you can import it right away in XenServer, all yum updates are done (as of 06 dec. 2010) and latest Xen-Tools are installed.
Download it: trixbox- (589MB)

root password: trixbox
IP: Automatic (via DHCP)
Disk: 30GB

How did I get Trixbox working under XenServer with Xen-Tools?

This guide is thanks to (copied from) rebuke at the Trixbox Forums.

Again, thanks to rebuke!


1. Rinat - 7 December 2010

Hi, I will try today thanks!

2. rinat - 7 December 2010

Hi, when import eth0 not auto up, i’ll change mac to 6af12e68eca7, when it’s work

3. Mariano - 11 December 2010


I need help installing the TDM400P PCI card in trixbox VM.

Can someone help me?

4. Roel Broersma - 11 December 2010

So you want to run the VM on a XenServer host, and put a TDM400P PCI Card in the XenServer host.. then link it through the VM ?

5. Mariano - 11 December 2010

Thank you for your feedback.

Yes. must have at trixbox vm analogue lines (PSTN).
XenServer Configuration:
– Intel motherboard d55hc (Vt-d compatible and bios enable);
– Cpu xeon 3440 (vt-x compatibleand bios enable);
– XenServer 5.6.0-38098p
– 8 GB Ram;


6. Plastilin - 13 January 2011

Hi. If my servers in pool, can i have problems when try tu run to create pv commands on xen host? And what host master of pool or other servers?

7. Chris - 4 March 2011

Nice Work!

I have it running on a dual quad core server.

What is the password to switch from user to admin in the webconsole?

8. Jason - 8 March 2011

if you are logged in as root you can change the password for the webconsole by using the command: passwd-maint

9. Hieu Tran - 12 May 2011

I installed trixbox- from iso store. It required HVM, then I enable HVM follow as:
1.) Go to any XenConsole.
Get the UUID of the VM with “xe vm-list”.

[root@xen01 ~]# xe vm-list
uuid ( RO) : 734482f0-d486-5e34-8867-2e87449605af
name-label ( RW): trixbox-
power-state ( RO): halted

2.) Now make the HDD of the VM bootable.
Get the VBD-UUID. Get it with:
“xe vm-disk-list uuid=734482f0-d486-5e34-8867-2e87449605af” .

[root@xen01 ~]# xe vm-disk-list uuid=734482f0-d486-5e34-8867-2e87449605af
Disk 0 VBD:
uuid ( RO) : b2d4dcff-7f17-5d3c-b594-530a805823cf
vm-name-label ( RO): trixbox-
userdevice ( RW): 1

Disk 0 VDI:
uuid ( RO) : 192893b8-edca-4917-83ee-4cc7b4715a5b
name-label ( RW): trixbox-
sr-name-label ( RO): Local storage
virtual-size ( RO): 10737418240

3.) Make the VM paravirtualized – at the host console run:

xe vm-param-clear uuid=734482f0-d486-5e34-8867-2e87449605af param-name=HVM-boot-policy
xe vm-param-set uuid=734482f0-d486-5e34-8867-2e87449605af PV-bootloader=pygrub
xe vm-param-set uuid=734482f0-d486-5e34-8867-2e87449605af PV-args=”utf8″

Activate the Blockdevice of the HDD and make it bootable: (Dit is dus Disk 0 VBD:)
xe vbd-param-set uuid=b2d4dcff-7f17-5d3c-b594-530a805823cf bootable=true

Unmount CDROM!! Otherwise you wil get the too many bootable disks warning!
I don’t know what do I umount?

But, when I reboot to install, it was error.
The bootloader for this VM returned an error — did the VM installation succed? Error from bootloader: too many boottable disks (2 disks).
thank you very much!

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