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The vserver utility enables you to manage the state of vservers, including building, starting, stop‐.

October 24, 2007
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vserver - The vserver utility enables you to manage the state of vservers, including building, starting, stopping, etc.


vserver [-s|--sync] [-v|--verbose] [--silent] [--] vserver command [--help] args* --sync - Perform synchronization with vshelper to ensure that the guest has been stopped --verbose - Makes things a lot louder. --silent - Removes most informative messages. vserver - The name of a vserver. command - One of the commands listed below. --help provides additional help for provided command, for example: vserver - build --help args are the arguments that are possible for the different commands, see the argu‐ ments for each command listed below


start [--rescue [--rescue-init] program args] Starts the specified vserver. The optional argument --rescue starts the vserver in rescue mode, which runs program args* to start the vserver instead of whatever is configured. The optional argument --rescue-init makes the command appear as PID 1 in the vserver. This can be used to start /bin/bash to investigate why a vserver is not able to start correctly. stop [--rescue-init] Stops the specified vserver, and kills the remaining processes. The optional argu‐ ment --rescue-init can be used to stop a vserver that was started with the option of the same name. restart Restarts the specified vserver. This is the subsequent execution of a synchronized 'stop' and a 'start'. condrestart Restarts a running vserver. suexec user program args* Executes program args* as the specified user in the vserver. exec program args* Executes program args* as the root user in the vserver. enter Executes the configured shell (default: /bin/bash if it exists) in the vserver and allocates a pty. chkconfig chkconfig-options* Modifies the init-system; currently, only Red Hat's chkconfig is supported. running Returns an exit code of 0 iff the vserver is running, 1 if not. status Provides some human readable status information about the vserver, and succeeds iff the vserver is running. build buildopts* Create a vserver from scratch, where the buildopts* are a set of options and a build method. As this option calls vserver-build, please see vserver-build(8) for a complete listing of possible options and methods. delete Remove a vserver. unify [-R] [vunify-opts*] Unify or de-unify the vserver with its reference vserver(s). pkg install pkg* Installs package(s) pkg in the vserver. apt-get,apt-config,apt-cache apt-opts* Execute the apt-* command for the given vserver rpm rpm-opts* Execute the rpm command for the given vserver. pkgmgmt externalize|internalize [-y] Externalize or internalize the package-management for the given vserver. ´Exter‐ nalize' means that package metadata and management tools (apt-get,rpm) are living in the host, while 'internalize' means that data and programs from the vserver will be used. hashify Hashify the vserver.


/usr/sbin/vserver /etc/vservers/* /var/lib/vservers/*


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This man page was written by Micah Anderson <> and based upon the helpful output from the program itself.


chbind(8) chcontext(8) rebootmgr(8) reducecap(8) vps(8) vpstree(8) vrpm(8) vserver-build(8) vserver-stat(8) vtop(8)
util-vserver October 24, 2007 VSERVER(8)
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vserver(8) referred by chbind(8) | chcontext(8) | reducecap(8) | vhtop(8) | viotop(8) | vps(8) | vpstree(8) | vrpm(8) | vserver-stat(8) | vtop(8)
refer to chbind(8) | chcontext(8) | reducecap(8) | vps(8) | vpstree(8) | vrpm(8) | vserver-build(8) | vserver-stat(8) | vtop(8)
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