Today a colleague has asked me how to optimize a PowerCLI query for virtual machines in a certain virtual datacenter. Read more →
One thing that is really missing in XenCenter is the possibility to create local storage repositories. So if you missed to create one during installation, or just want to add more local hdd capacity you have to use the commandline. Come one Citrix – this sucks! – we should have a GUI for this in a Enterprise Product, right?!
With ESXTOP or the vCenter performance tab of a VM you can monitor the co-stop metric to check for vSMP performance problems. Read more →
One feature that is really missing at Citrix XenServer compared to VMware vSphere is OS Customization. My dear co-blogger Birk (the VMware guy) will never stop to underline this. At vSphere settings like Hostname, Network configuration, Domain membership, Licensing can be defined in specifications and applied to templates and VM images. Read more →