Starting or Exiting XenCenter


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.

Starting XenCenter

To start your XenCenter session, do one of the following:

  • On the Start menu, choose: Start > All Programs > Citrix > Citrix XenCenter
  • Double-click the Citrix XenCenter desktop shortcut.

If you previously configured XenCenter to restore your server connections on startup and set a main password, XenCenter prompts you to enter this password before continuing. See Store Your Server Connection State to find out more about how to set your server reconnection preferences.

It is possible to run only one XenCenter session per user.

Exiting XenCenter

To exit the current XenCenter session, on the File menu, select Exit.

Any servers and VMs that are running when you exit XenCenter continue to run after the XenCenter window closes.

If there are any XenCenter tasks in progress, XenCenter warns you when you try to exit. You can choose to exit anyway, in which case unfinished tasks might not complete successfully. Alternatively, you can wait until the unfinished tasks have completed.

Starting or Exiting XenCenter