How to Install Xen Orchestra
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article shows you how to install Xen Orchestra and use the interface via the web. XOA is a very powerful addition to XenServer as it brings auto-updates and making it easier to manage entire farms.

Create iSCSI SR in XenServer
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This guide goes over how to Create iSCSI SR on Xen to connect to an iSCSI target. Here is the step-by-step and a video walkthrough, which includes setting up iSCSI in FreeNAS.

XenServer cannot connect in XenCenter or XCP-ng Center
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Having problems and your XenServer cannot connect to XenCenter? Did you have high availability enabled? If you answered yes to both these questions here is how you get your XenServer back online and functioning properly.

Virtualization Introduction
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This is a virtualization introduction and when you should be using it. In the follow-up videos, I will go into using the hypervisor, creating VMs and maintenance.

Reattach LVM after a reinstalling XenServer
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article describes how to reattach LVM or a local Storage repository on XenServer. The XenServer database has become corrupt or your XenServer does not see the local SR.

XenServer tapdisk experienced an error
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

When re-attaching a SR on a fresh VM, I ran into this XenServer tapdisk error. I ran the following from XenServer console to eject all CD drives on that host. I was then able to start the VM with the old image.

Citrix XenCenter error “Could not create SSL/TLS Secure Channel”
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Running the following commands will fix the XenCenter Error. You are typically encountering this error because Windows 10 requires stronger encryption, consequently, this is prevalent on older XenServer installations. I encountered this on XenServer 6.0.