Home view

This is home view, what you see when you access your Xen Orchestra URL. It displays all running VMs. This could be configured for your needs (see "Filters section" below).

If you don't have any server connected, you'll see a panel to tell you to add a server:

Add a XenServer host

Just click on "Add server", enter the IP of a XenServer host (ideally the pool master if in a pool):

After clicking on connect, the server is displayed as connected:

Now go back on Home (or click on the "Xen Orchestra" title on top left of the screen), you'll see the default home view on VMs objects.

VMs

This view regroup all running VMs on your connected server:

Let's take a quick tour:

  • the global menu is on the left, you can collapse it by clicking on the icon
  • the home view got a header with a type selector (VMs, hosts or pools), a filter zone and a button to create a new VMs
  • the VM list also got a header (number of filtered VMs on total VMs) and assisted filters (by pool, host and tags) and a sort menu (by name, memory etc.). You can also expand all VMs details here with the icon

Pro Tip: you can edit a VM name, description and even current host by doing a long click on it

Bulk actions

You can select multiple objects (eg VMs) at once to make bulk action. The master checkbox will select all, or you can pick anything yourself.

After selecting one or more object, an action bar is displayed:

This will execute action for all those objects!

Hosts

All host objects are displayed:

You have power status, name, description, number of CPU core, total memory, management IP and pool name displayed. You can also edit those with a long click.

Pro Tip: if some hosts had missing patches, you'll see a red dot with the total patches to install. Click on it to go the patch section of the host. See this blog post on patches for XenServer for more details.

Pools

All your pools are displayed here:

You can also see missing patches in red.

Did you know? Even a single XenServer host is inside a pool!

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