Sometimes in some scenarios, you encounter a Xen hosted VM that is stuck in a “Pending” state, typically a VM that was stuck with a pending Shutdown task. from XenCenter, the VM is no responsive in a panic state and the Shutdown and Reboot buttons are greyed out. A couple of potential causes for this condition include: 1. a mounted iso from the… Read More »
This latest updates Welcomes a few new feature which we have been waiting for, for quite some time. Such as the introduction of IntelliCache. makes hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployments more cost-effective by enabling you to use a combination of shared storage and local storage. The load on the storage array is reduced and performance… Read More »
The long awaited Service pack for Xendestop 5 has finally arrived. Bringing new features along Licensing enhancements: V 11.9 of License Server supports user/device licensing, manages license checkout information, and provides information that enables you to check out the least number of licenses. You can use Desktop Studio to track and manage license usage and… Read More »
When Clicking on a link from a local or network share on a Xendesktop 5 image, an error with cannot access \\client\c$\users\desktop\file.doc This is a problem as you have to manually open the application and then select the file from within the application, making the user experiance quite unfriendly.
1. Perform a metadata backup and back up your VMs before performing the rest of this procedure. 2. Disable High Availability (HA) from XenCenter, if enabled.
It’s been a while since i updated the Templates, here comes our new friend Ubuntu 10.04 and it’s running in Pv mode on Xenserver Yep 🙂 As usual there are a few tweaks that had to be done to the vm for it to work, however this time it is easier then 9.10 If you… Read More »
I have created a small script, which enables you to take a backup of a Vm running on Citrix Xenserver and Export it on your local machine, You can also restore an exported vm (IMPORT) to any remote xenserver with this script. I am also working on the functionality to create scheduled tasks (cron jobs)… Read More »
Here is a short script, which you can use to shutdown any Citrix Xenserver upon powerfailure, Firstly you need a pc connected to a ups, running some sort of ups software, usually this software lets you run a script upon power failure, such as Apcupsd Basically all you have to do is tell the ups… Read More »
Many users have been experiencing problems in XenServer, Basically Used Space and Allocated space does not match, I too have encountered this issue, It is to do with the snapshotting feature, When a snapshot is deleted , Citrix XenServer should automatically reclaim the disk space by un allocating data which had been used by the snapshot,… Read More »
If you have forgotten the password for your ubuntu server, the following steps may help you recover it On a traditional Pc BOOT PC Press ESC at the grub prompt. Press e to edit the kernel parameters. Select line that starts kernel ………, press e Go to the end of line, and add the following: … Read More »