Tag Archives: XenServer

How to get console on linux domU with XenServer (xm console equivlent)

Besides the gui/vnc consoles you can still use the equivlent of xm console in Citrix XenServer. On the host console: xe vm-list to get the list of domins running (just note the uuid of the domain you want). list_domains will list the domain name and the uuid of the domains. Match up your uuid so […]

XenServer Midnight Ride Beta

Citrix has released the beta for the next version of XenServer code named “Midnight Ride”. I’m looking forward to the enhanced snapshots (memory+disk), and memory over commit for lab environments. Get access to the beta program here

XenServer License Check – Nagios NRPE Plugin

If you hadn’t already guessed I am a big fan of the Xen hypervisor. Lately I have been using the Citrix XenServer release because it makes it quite palatable for my co-workers. One annoyance that I do have about XenServer is the requirement that you license it (with a free license) every year. If you […]

Installing NRPE on XenServer

I like to have as little run in dom0 as possible. However some things you really need checked from dom0, like the status of your raid perhaps. Just some quick instructions on getting Nagios NRPE running in XenServer. Install EPEL repository and disable it by default (remember we don’t want to accidentally install unnecessary packages) […]

Fix XenCenter not displaying console or performance statistics

I am sure you are aware of my affinity for the Xen hypervisor. In the last year I have switched over to Citrix Xenserver. With other people managing VMs as well having a nice GUI is helpful. One of my complaints is that the GUI (XenCenter) is a windows only app. C’mon, Citrix, please release […]