Posts Tagged ‘XenServer’

Keeping XenServer up to date

James Cannon, Citrix, published a nice article about keeping XenServer up to date. Applying hotfixes is the way to keep your version of XenServer up to date. The important thing to remember, is that hotfixes do need to be applied in sequential order. If you have held off on hotfixes, and then a hotfix number 8 comes out, you will

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How to troubleshoot XenServer licensing

James Cannon, Citrix, published a nice short article about troubleshooting XenServer licensig. XenServer has been using the standard Citrix License Server since version 5.6: with the standard license server you have an external license verification.  The first thing to ensure is that the license file has been uploaded to the Citrix License Server by accessing it via the web page

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XenServer 6.0 released!

Citrix has released XenServer 6.0 ! You can dowload new version here . XenServer 6.0 includes a number of new features and ongoing improvements, including: Integrated Site Recovery (Disaster Recovery). Remote data replication between storage arrays with fast recovery and failback capabilities. Integrated Site Recovery replaces StorageLink Gateway Site Recovery used in previous versions, removes the Windows VM requirement, and works with

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XenServer – Create common CPU masks and tuning for maximum scalability

Hi to all, Two interesting articles has been published by Citrix. First one talk about creating common CPU masks for heterogeneous pools in XenServer. Most of you know that XenServer is able to create heterogeneous pools where you can pool physical hosts with different CPU types. Most of the scenarious are very easy but there is one section which is

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XenServer Self Service Manager Beta

Citrix announced a new feature would appear called Self Service Manager as part of XenServer 6.0 Beta. The beta version of SSM is now available for all users to start testing. This great new XenServer feature is designed explicitly to allow enterprise customers to start enjoying some key cloud benefits. It essentially takes virtualization and turns it into true self

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XenServer 6.0 Beta Now Available

Citrix has announced availability of the XenServer 6.0 Beta(formerly “Project Boston”).   The XenServer 6.0 beta program is fully public and available for anyone to download from mycitrix.com (a mycitrix.com account is required). For a review and live demonstration of what’s new in 6.0, join Citrix for a live webinar on July 7. Below is an overview of what’s included in the XenServer

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Managing XenServer with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012

Thomas Berger published an article on Citrix Blog about managing XenServer with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012. Also, you can find German version of the article here : this article has been written by Michel Luescher (Microsoft Consulting). In many of todays data centers you will commonly find hypervisors from multiple vendors used in parallel because of various reasons.

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XenServer 5.6 Service Pack 2 released!

Citrix released XenServer 5.6 Service Pack 2. This release includes a number of new features, ongoing improvements, including all hotfixes released since XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack 1 and a set of bugfixes. It also contains enhancements and fixes to the IntelliCache functionality for improved interoperability with XenDesktop. XenServer 5.6 Service Pack 2 will be bundled with the concurrently released XenDesktop

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Advanced XenServer Networking Guide Released

The Citrix XenServer Engineering team has just released a new guide that provides advanced design and best practice information about networking: CTX129320 – Designing XenServer Network Configurations. This guide builds on the information in CTX127885 – Introduction to XenServer Networking and adds advanced information about, amongst other topics: Bonding Storage networks Jumbo frames The Distributed Virtual Switch (“vSwitch”) How to define networking

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Tools for XenServer Troubleshooting

Citrix  has released a set of tools for XenServer troubleshooting. The following scripts can be used to provide better information to aid troubleshooting. CTX129070-XAPI Database Parsing Tool – Windows CTX129217-XAPI Database Parsing Tool – Linux CTX128724-Memco.sh – Memory Data Collection Script for XenServer Dom0 or Linux Systems CTX128714- Perfco.sh – Performance Data Collection Script for XenServer Dom0 CTX128725- Lstdomco.sh- Domain and XenStore

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