This article describes how to create a raw logical volume. Prior to XenServer 5.5, XenServer Storage Repositories (SR) used a raw logical volume in a traditional Linux manner. Starting with XenServer 5.5, Citrix XenServer has a newer container in the Microsoft VHD format. Although Microsoft VHD is a file specification, it is used with the […]
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Citrix described virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) performance differences using various hypervisors. Citrix has done some testing with different Hypervisors to see which hypervisor used makes a difference with desktop virtualization. These tests were conducted internally, by Citrix virtualization team. Only Citrix XenDesktop 4, desktop virtualization solution was used for the tests. VMware’s View desktop virtualization […]
If you need to do some testing and don’t have a lab or HW that you can install XenServer on, you can use VMware Workstation 7 to do that.I’ve made this Video that shows 10-min-Xen, it’s true! Actually it uses 9.30 min!
Update 2 for Citrix XenServer 5.5 resolves a number of functional and stability issues that were present in the XenServer 5.5 release, so it is recommended that all customers install this update, including customers with XenServer 5.5, Update 1 installed. This update resolves the network connectivity issues that affected customers with both IPv4 and IPv6 […]
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There is an alternative when it comes to importing a Converted VHD Virtual Disk to Citrix XenServer. To import a .vhd file to Citrix XenServer you can use an interactive command line utility called vhd2xen. The utility is developed by Acronis. The vhd2xen utility imports a .vhd file into Citrix XenServer repository of virtual disks. […]
Haveing Shared Storage in a small type lab environment is what many have around these days. The profile of such a user is that they may over time need team this XenServer pool somewhere (with properly funded shared storage), but they primarily use a XenServer under their desk. They now want to put another XenServer […]