How to install XenServer 6.2 – Step By Step

  With the recent public availability of XenServer 6.2 there are an increasing number of people wanting to try it; here is a walk-through of an install so that you know what to expect if you want to try it yourself. In this example we are using a NFS datastore on the network to store VM files. First, burn the ISO installer to a CD and boot to it:   xen-000   Continue reading “How to install XenServer 6.2 – Step By Step”

XenServer 6.2: NICs showing as disconnected despite being connected

  Sometimes if you connect a network cable to a NIC XenServer doesn’t register it and keeps the status as disconnected; if this happens, try the following via SSH (or from the console, though you will be kicked out of XenCenter once you do it):  
xe-toolstack-restart
 

It may take a little while for the restart to finish but once it does the NIC should be showing the correct status.