Install / Update Xen-Orchestra from sources

SCREWLOOSE IT technical document

This is a handy Script for Testing the Full Xen Orchestra Program. Run this on a Fresh Centos 7 Box curl -s | bash

Xenserver missing USB drive after reboot

SCREWLOOSE IT technical document

After plugging in USB drives on a Xenserver sometimes the drive goes missing. 1.) modprobe -r usb_storage 2.) modprobe usb_storage and its back. URL:      

Xenserver tapdisk experienced an error

Hi After upgrading a few of our Xenservers to 6.5 i moved a few hard drives from some troublesome servers. I found that after they were remounted i would get a error saying “tapdisk experienced an error” after a bit of digging around in the logs i found Server_helpers.exec exception_handler: Got exception SR_BACKEND_FAILURE_449: [ ; tapdisk […]

Xenserver Import XVA from Network Share

I was updating our servers to Xenserver 6.5 the other night and i was trying to work out the fastest way of importing some machines i exported. And it seems that xe vm-import is the way to do it.   1) do a xe sr-list and note the UUID of the SR you wish to […]

Install Minicom on XCP

Minicom is a serial communication program. It is a Unix clone of the well-known MS-DOS Telix program. It has ANSI color, a dialing directory, dial-a-list, and a scripting language. Its handy to some times use the serial port on the Xenserver box. To install minicom run yum –enablerepo=base install minicom and then run minicom -s (for […]

Mailcleaner on Citrix Xenserver

How to install mailcleaner on Citrix Xenserver Make a new VM use the Debian Squeeze 6.0 (64Bit) Set the Ram to over 1024 and what ever size HDD you need. Select the Mailcleaner install ISO Untick “Start the new VM automatically” Then click finish. Next open a console to your Xenserver. Run xe vm-list. Look […]

Xenserver Missing Removable storage Drives

Some times when USB drives have been plugged in for a long time they seems to disappear. Normally that’s not a problem you just unplug them and plug them back in. When the USB drive is in a Data center that’s a long way to drive just to unplug a drive and plug it back in. For Xenserver try modprobe -r usb_storage […]

Xenserver guest wont shutdown

Got a Xenserver guest that wont shutdown? give this ago 1 – “xe vm-list” to get the uuid of the VM that is hung 2 – “list_domains” to list the domain uuid’s so you can determine the domain # of the VM above by matching the uuids from this output with the uuid for your […]