When using XEN you can start virtual machines using
xm create. However after rebooting the host machine, the virtual machines are not started automatically. This minor problem is easy to solve. Let’s say the configuration for the virtual machine is in
This creates a link to autostart the virtual machine. The source of the symlink must be an absolute path.
In addition to the symlink, the
pluto.cfg file must contain the following entries:
on_xend_stop = 'shutdown'
on_xend_start = 'start'
If you are using the
xm toolkit, you can add these two lines to the template in
/etc/xen-tools/xm.tmpl. After these changes,
pluto starts when the host system starts.