Posts Tagged ‘XenServer’

XenServer 6.2 is now fully open source!

Citrix has announced that XenServer has moved to a full open source model beginning with the new XenServer 6.2. Here are the highlights : XenServer 6.2 is available as a free open source virtualization platform for all users Citrix is also introducing a new XenServer.org community portal Citrix provides a paid version of XenServer that includes support and maintenance New

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Citrix XenServer – Intel 55×0 Chipset Errata – Interrupt Remapping Issue

Citrix has published a Knowledge Base article regarding XenServer and an issue regarding Interrupt Remapping. Intel 5500/5520/X58 chipset revision 0×13 has an errata (#47 and #53) which makes the IOMMU interrupt remapping unit unreliable. This erratum causes interruptions and the interrupt remapping invalidations become unresponsive. Refer to the link in More Information for details about Intel errata. XenServer versions newer than XS6.0

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Configuring Multipathing for XenServer

Citrix has released a new guide explaining you how to configure XenServer multipathing. This guide applies to the XenServer 6.x family. The guide also provides procedures to help you validate your configuration, especially in relation to creating Storage Repositories for use with multipathing. You will find also This guide also iSCSI HBA configuration, Fibre Channel zoning requirements, preliminary troubleshooting information and list of

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Citrix XenServer 6.1.0 is here!

Citrix has released XenServer version 6.1.0 last week. XenServer 6.1.0 includes the following new features and ongoing improvements: Storage XenMotion: Storage XenMotion allows running VMs to be moved from one host to another. This includes the case where (a) VMs are not located on storage shared between the hosts and (b) hosts are not in the same resource pool. Live

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Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration Essential Guide

Hi to All, I am glad to inform you that my book about XenServer 6.0 has been released. Many thanks to the PacktPub’s guys for the support on this work. The book will take you through deploying XenServer in your enterprise and teach you how to create and maintain your datacenter. It covers topics like how to manage XenServer and virtual

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XenServer Scalabilitiy – Performance Tuning

Andreas Skuban, Citrix, published an article suggesting tuning you can apply to improve XenServer performance in environment with more than 60-65 machines on a single host. Citrix noticed performance issues within a particular VDI environment in terms of the amount of virtual machines the costumer was able to start on their XenServer hosts, as well as a bad performance within the

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How to update MAC address of XenServer in a bonded environment

James Cannon, Citrix, published an article explaining you how to update MAC address of XenServer when bonded environment is configured. If you have ever had the motherboard changed on a physical server, you will need to update the XenServer environment about the new MAC addresses: this requires that the PIFs be deleted and recreated with the correct MAC address. Once you

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Creating VMs from templates in XenServer creates a FAST CLONE

Scott Campbell, Citrix, published another article talking about the VMs creation from template process in XenServer when you use Fast Clone. In the article, Scott explains that when you create a VM from a template in XenServer, it actually generates a fast clone of the disk and this could have a storage impact because this process will generate a linked VHD

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XenServer 6.0.2 now available!

Citrix has released version 6.0.2 of XenServer, the free virtualization hypervisor. This release includes some new features and improvements since XenServer 6.0: Emergency Network Reset Network Reset provides a simple mechanism to recover and reset a host’s networking configuration to its original state at fresh installation. This is also useful when you simply want to configure networking on a host

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USB over Network with XenServer 6

Steve Jordahl, Citrix, has published a nice article about using USB over network with XenServer 6 . XenServer doesn’t natively support USB passthrough of anything but mass storage devices. One solution that’s popular is the hardware approach used by companies like Digi. This approach works, but is cost prohibitive for a very small home office deployment. One solution that works, and

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