Xen Orchestra Appliance (XOA) is now providing more integrated assistance, like:
- XOA health checks
- XOA auto-tunnel creation for easy remote SSH pro-support
- XOA assisted network configuration
We added a
xoa command that can deliver multiple services.
This command will help us to diagnose trivial issues:
$ xoa check ✔ Node version ✔ Disk space for /var ✔ Disk space for / ✔ XOA version ✔ xo-server config syntax ✔ Appliance registration ✔ Internet connectivity
We check if your XOA appliance is the recent one, enough disk space on
var, if the Node version is correct and finally if your
xo-server configuration is YAML valid.
By creating automatically a reverse-SSH tunnel, we can assist you securely even if your XOA is not exposed outside. And that's trivial for you:
$ xoa support tunnel The support tunnel has been created. Do not stop this command before the intervention is over! Give this id to the support: 40713
With this number, we are able to access your XOA with the integrated
xoa-support user. And when you exit the command, the secured tunnel is closed.
Assisted network configuration
When you import your XOA for the first time, if you don't want to use the default DHCP option, you had to manually configure the network. Now, it's just a command to start:
$ xoa network static ? Static IP for this machine 192.168.100.120 ? Network mask (eg 255.255.255.0) 255.255.255.0 ? Gateway 192.168.100.254 ? IP of the DNS server 192.168.100.254
If you want to come back to DHCP, also easy:
$ xoa network dhcp Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.3.1 Copyright 2004-2014 Internet Systems Consortium. All rights reserved. For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/ Listening on LPF/eth0/5a:89:a9:a5:67:c3 Sending on LPF/eth0/5a:89:a9:a5:67:c3 Sending on Socket/fallback DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6 DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 DHCPOFFER from 192.168.100.254 DHCPACK from 192.168.100.254 bound to 192.168.100.110 -- renewal in 32526 seconds.
Better support workflow
Also, we improved our support platform, which is more integrated with an assisted workflow. Previously, it was mainly done by emails, now it's a full solution with history (assignment and comments date, live refresh for quick conversation etc.)
And it's available in one click from your XOA!