Xend is written in Python. At startup, it reads its configuration
information from the file /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp. The Xen
installation places an example xend-config.sxp file in the
/etc/xen subdirectory which should work for most installations.
See the example configuration file xend-debug.sxp and the
section 5 man page xend-config.sxp for a full list of
parameters and more detailed information. Some of the most important
parameters are discussed below.
An HTTP interface and a Unix domain socket API are available to
communicate with Xend. This allows remote users to pass commands to the
daemon. By default, Xend does not start an HTTP server. It does start a
Unix domain socket management server, as the low level utility
xm requires it. For support of cross-machine migration, Xend
can start a relocation server. This support is not enabled by default
for security reasons.
Note: the example xend configuration file modifies the defaults and
starts up Xend as an HTTP server as well as a relocation server.
From the file:
Comment or uncomment lines in that file to disable or enable features
that you require.
Connections from remote hosts are disabled by default:
# Address xend should listen on for HTTP connections, if xend-http-server is
# Specifying 'localhost' prevents remote connections.
# Specifying the empty string '' (the default) allows all connections.
It is recommended that if migration support is not needed, the
xend-relocation-server parameter value be changed to
``no'' or commented out.