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XenServer Administrators Handbook Published

Last year, I announced that we were working on a XenServer Administrators Handbook, and I'm very pleased to announce that it's been published. Not only have we been published, but based on the Amazon reviews to date we've done a pretty decent job. In part, I suspect that has a ton to do with the book being focused on what information you, XenServer administrators, need to be successful when running a XenServer environment regardless of scale or workload. The handbook is formatted following a simple premise; first you need to plan your deployment and second you need to run it. With that...

Creating functional ssh key-pair on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

The problem here is that REST API POST request creating ssh-keypair to access nova servers  doesn’t write to disk rsa private key  and only upload public one to nova. Closing Chrome Client results loosing rsa private key. To prevent failure to write to disk private key , save response-export.json as shown bellow. Working via CLI […]

Xen Orchestra 4.16

New (maintenance) release of Xen Orchestra.

Creating Servers via REST API on RDO Mitaka && Keystone API V3

As usual ssh-kepair for particular tenant is supposed to be created sourcing tenant’s credentials and afterwards it works for particular tenant. By some reasons upgrade keystone api version to v3 breaks this schema in regards of REST API POST requests issued for servers creation. I am not sure either following bellow is workaround or it […]

XO 5.x goals

The future of Xen Orchestra is here.

Xen Project Hackathon 16 : Event Report

We just wrapped another successful Xen Project Hackathon, which is an annual event, hosted by Xen Project member companies, typically at their corporate offices. This year’s event was hosted by ARM at their Cambridge HQ. 42 delegates descended on Cambridge from Aporeto, ARM, Assured Information Security, Automotive Electrical Systems, BAE Systems, Bromium, Citrix, GlobalLogic, OnApp, […]

Implementing VDI-per-LUN storage

With storage providers adding better functionality to provide features like QoS, fast snapshot & clone and with the advent of storage-as-a-service, we are interested in the ability to utilize these features from XenServer. VMware’s VVols offering already allows integration of vendor provided storage features into their hypervisor. Since most storage allows operations at the granularity of a LUN, the idea is to have a one-to-one mapping between a LUN on the backend and a virtual disk (VDI) on the hypervisor. In this post we are going to talk about the supplemental pack that we have developed in order to enable VDI-per-LUN. Xenserver Storage To...

Xen Hackathon 2016

Latest news on Xen Hackathon 2016 in Cambridge!

Creating Servers via REST API on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

In posting bellow we are going to demonstrate Chrome Advanced REST Client successfully issuing REST API POST requests for creating RDO Mitaka Servers (VMs) as well as getting information about servers via GET requests. All required HTTP Headers are configured in GUI environment as well as body request field for servers creation. Version of keystone […]

Dev report 1 on Xen Orchestra 5.0

Our first dev diary on Xen Orchestra 5.0, which will give you the best of XenServer with a very neat and powerful UI!