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Getting data from the command line.

Some CLI commands require unique data for each host/vm. These properties should be included in a script.

 xe host-data-source-list> out.txt

 With the command above, obtain a list of available metrics. With an editor like «vi» can edit and list these metrics in order to obtain the list of specific metrics.

The information obtained can be used to create a small script that stores data in a CSV file to proceed with further analysis. (más…)

Not the first time that asked me about getting advanced performance metrics of XenServer servers. XenCenter data are indicative, but not enough for those who want to obtain complete metrics of our environments.

EdgeSight does not solve our problem, since it has no possibility (at least for now) to monitor our XenServer host. So we have to go to third party tools, such as Open-Source solutions (Nagios, Zabbix, etc) and/or proprietary tools like PHDMonitor or Goliath, among others.

But there is a way manually …

Lest we lose ourselves in the journey to the underworld CLI, here’s a short guide to help. (más…)

When you install a VM on XenServer, the cpu affinity is set to «any cpu» by default.
How to change this setting and do you set the cpu affinity?