Reboot a Server

When you reboot a server in XenCenter, the server shuts down any VMs running on it. After the VMs shut down, the server is disconnected and rebooted. If the server is a member of a pool, the loss of connectivity on shutdown is handled and the pool recovers when the server returns. If you shut down another pool member (not the pool coordinator), the other pool members and the pool coordinator continue to function. If you shut down the pool coordinator, the pool is out of action until the pool coordinator is rebooted and back on line. When the pool coordinator restarts, the other members reconnect and synchronize with the pool coordinator. Alternatively, you can make one of the other members into the pool coordinator by using the xe CLI.

VMs with XenServer VM Tools installed are shut down gracefully when you reboot the host server. However, VMs without XenServer VM Tools installed are shut down using a forced shutdown. To avoid forced shutdowns, install the XenServer VM Tools on your VMs. For more information, see Installing XenServer VM Tools.

After a server reboot, XenCenter attempts to reconnect to the server automatically. After the server reconnects, restart any VMs that were running on it unless they are configured to start automatically on server reboot. For more information, see Change VM properties.

To reboot a server

Select the server in the Resources pane and then click Reboot on the Toolbar.

Reboot a Server