Xenserver


Identify memory modules used on XenServer

Today a customer requested to upgrade the amount of memory on their XenServers. This is how you easily can determine which memory modules are being used.

Ofcourse you can use ILO, but then you only see the size and location but not the specific type of (memory) module :

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This is how you can identify the specific type :

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In the above screendump you can see it’s a dual rank module.


Review Xackup XenServer backup software

The last couple of days I ran into some problems with restoring VM’s on Xenserver. I started looking for Hypervisor backup software for Xenserver. I took a deep dive into the wonderful world called the Internet and found Xackup from Fungusware. Alright, strange name but let’s take a look at the product itself.

I downloaded the software, requested a trial key and after 5 minutes I was ready to go! Installing the software was as easy as hitting next a couple of times and entering the license (trial key). No uploading appliances, no proxy IP addresses or something like that. Let’s take a look at the main interface :

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I created a new backup job, look at the pictures below :

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Select the VM you wish to backup:

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Use a snapshot to create a backup or use NFS/CIFS volume directly :

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Specify location, compression, differential etc :

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Pre- and post jobs :

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Schedule the backup job :

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Send email on completion :

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And here we go : 🙂

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You can also use this program to migrate VM’s hot or cold to a new XenServer. Using the steps (source and destination XenServer).

The cost of this al :

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85 AUD is approx 55 EUR. You can select as many Xenserver servers as you would like. No per Xenserver limit. 🙂

Try it yourself at www.fungusware.com