XenServer 6 autostart VMs or vApps

In XenServer 5.6 there was the autostart feature on VMs. When the autostart checkbox on the VM was enabled, the VMs would start automatically after the XenServer host environment was powered up. In XenServer 6, this feature is removed from the XenCenter console. There are multiple blogposts that describe how to re-enable the autostart feature… Read More »

Running XenDesktop with IntelliCache on XenServer

I finally got time to upgrade our XenServer environment to 5.6 SP2 and enabled IntelliCache on XenServer. Enabling IntelliCache during installation is easy, just put a checkmark when asked “Enable thin provisioning”. XenServer will then format the local disk as EXT3 instead of LVM. When XenServer is installed with Intellicache, you have to re-add the… Read More »

Upgrading XenDesktop 5 to SP1

This week, XenDesktop 5 SP1 was released. The most interesting improvement is support for XenServer 5.6 SP2 with IntelliCache. IntelliCache will reduce IOPS load on your storage with 90% according to Citrix. Because we are using XenServer, and want to use this new feature, the first step is to upgrade to XenDesktop 5 SP1.