XenCenter

Restart Toolstack

Note:

XenCenter 2023.x.x is currently in preview and is not supported for production use. Note that any future references to production support apply only when XenCenter 2023.x.x and XenServer 8 go from preview status to general availability.

You can use XenCenter 2023.x.x to manage your XenServer 8 and Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 non-production environments. However, to manage your Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 production environment, use XenCenter 8.2.7. For more information, see the XenCenter 8.2.7 documentation.

You can install XenCenter 8.2.7 and XenCenter 2023.x.x on the same system. Installing XenCenter 2023.x.x does not overwrite your XenCenter 8.2.7 installation.

The Restart Toolstack option allows you to restart the XenServer management toolstack. This toolstack controls VM lifecycle operations, host and VM networking, VM storage, and user authentication. It allows the management of XenServer resource pools. The toolstack provides the publicly documented Management API, which is used by all tools that manage VMs and resource pools.

Note:

Sometimes, the Restart Toolstack option can be used for troubleshooting XenServer issues. However, be cautious when using this option, as incorrect usage can cause unexpected results.

Do not restart the toolstack while HA is enabled. If possible, temporarily disable HA before restarting the toolstack.

To restart the toolstack

Restart toolstack option in Server menu

  1. Select the server in the Resources pane.
  2. On the Server menu, click Restart Toolstack.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.

Note:

When you run the Restart Toolstack option on the pool coordinator, XenCenter loses connection to the pool. Wait for 30 seconds after losing connection, and then reconnect manually.

Restart Toolstack