Category Archives: XenServer

Physical to Virtual conversion suggestions

Because I keep telling people the same stuff in different places, here’s what I suggest you do when thinking about converting a physical machine to a virtual machine. I primarily do this in a VMware environment, but most of this … Continue reading

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XenServer 5.6 dns search list

Had to mess around to add a DNS search suffix onto my XenServer 5.6 hosts before I could add them into a pool. I’m fairly sure I didn’t have to do this with 5.5, as are various people on the … Continue reading

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XenServer appalling network performance fix

Running Windows Server 2003 SP2 VMs on XenServer 5.5 (both update 1 and 2). Each VM has 5 x vCPUs and 7.5GB RAM. Hardware is Dell R710 with 2 x X5560 CPU and 24GB DDR3-1333. Three NICs all connected at 1Gbps … Continue reading

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EPT-D CPU feature gives excellent Terminal Server performance in VM

Noticed that performance of virtual terminal servers was poor running on HP DL580 G5 servers (4 x 3GHz Intel CPUs, bought May 2008) with ESX 3.5/vSphere 4.0. Noticed that Performance was excellent when running on Dell R710 with 2 x Intel … Continue reading

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Get XenServer VM name from within Windows VM

“c:\Program Files\Citrix\XenTools\xenstore_client.exe” read name Works a treat.

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