Category Archives: Virtualisation

Citrix XenServer Tutorials and Scripts

Xenserver VM Stuck in shutdown (orange icon)

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 »

Citrix Release Xenserver 5.6 Sp2

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 »

Citrix Release Xendesktop 5 Sp1

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 »

Xendesktop 5 Content redirection to Xenapp 6

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.

Ubuntu 10.04 Template Running on Citrix Xenserver 5.5

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 »

Xenserver Script to Import and Export Vm from command line

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 »

Xenserver Lost Space

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 »

Forgot root password on ubuntu and ubuntu 9 running on Citrix Xenserver

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 »