XenDesktop 7 Delivery Controller Communication with XenServer

In a XenDesktop 7 with XenServer pooled environment, the Delivery Controllers communicate with XenServer via HTTP on port 80 or, if secure communication is configured, via HTTPS on port 443.

The Delivery Controllers send commands to XenServer on one of those two ports to power on Virtual Machines. If new connections cannot be made to VMs, chances are the …

Import the Workload Balancing Virtual Appliance

The following is how to import the Workload Balancing virtual appliance in XenServer 6.0, in a nutshell. Based on the Citrix XenServer Workload Balancing 6.0 Quick Start guide, from Citrix Support.

Open XenCenter. Right-click on the pool or host to which the virtual appliance is to be imported. Select Import. Browse to the vpx-wlb.xva package. Select the pool or …

XenServer vSwitch Controller ACL Configuration Hierarchy

While creating questions surrounding the vSwitch ACL policies for the 1Y0-A26 Citrix XenServer Administration practice exam, it took some time to wrap my head around the hierarchy of ACL rules. The Citrix XenServer 6.0 vSwitch Controller User Guide does a great job explaining. So here, I’ve condensed it into a nutshell:

Mandatory rules are evaluated before child rules and …

XenServer Maintenance Mode and Workload Balancing

So that an administrator can perform maintenance on a XenServer host while Workload Balancing (WLB) is enabled in the pool, place the host in Maintenance mode. Here is how to do it (based on an excerpt from XenCenter Help).

In the Resources pane of XenCenter, perform one of the following actions:

1. Select the XenServer host, right-click and click …

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