Getting data from the command line.

Some CLI commands require unique data for each host/vm. These properties should be included in a script.

 xe host-data-source-list> out.txt

 With the command above, obtain a list of available metrics. With an editor like “vi” can edit and list these metrics in order to obtain the list of specific metrics.

The information obtained can be used to create a small script that stores data in a CSV file to proceed with further analysis. Seguir leyendo »


Not the first time that asked me about getting advanced performance metrics of XenServer servers. XenCenter data are indicative, but not enough for those who want to obtain complete metrics of our environments.

EdgeSight does not solve our problem, since it has no possibility (at least for now) to monitor our XenServer host. So we have to go to third party tools, such as Open-Source solutions (Nagios, Zabbix, etc) and/or proprietary tools like PHDMonitor or Goliath, among others.

But there is a way manually …

Lest we lose ourselves in the journey to the underworld CLI, here’s a short guide to help. Seguir leyendo »

In System alerts you can see:


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Like some IT Professionals I have my own lab in my home. This servers are used in sometimes for education and i need to re-install my lab sometimes.

After clases, is time to re-install all the lab. Host hypervisor (if i needed install it), and all components to my Citrix Lab and other services.

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Bashish is a theme enviroment for text terminals. It can change colors, font, transparency and background image on a per-application basis.

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When you install a VM on XenServer, the cpu affinity is set to “any cpu” by default.
How to change this setting and do you set the cpu affinity?

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0. Connect to XenDesktop Brocker

1. Open PowerShell CLI

2. Be sure that Powershell policy allows you to run scripts. (set-ExecutionPolicy)

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