Getting Started with 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.

With XenCenter, you can manage your XenServer environment and deploy, manage, and monitor virtual machines from your Windows desktop machine. See the topics in the following table to get started.

New Server icon Add a New Server Connecting to XenServer host servers and adding them to the list of managed resources in XenCenter.
New Storage icon Create a Shared Storage Creating XenServer storage repositories (SR) to provide storage that can be shared between managed servers.
New Pool icon Create a New Pool Grouping managed servers together into a resource pool with shared storage using the New Pool wizard.
New VM icon Create a Virtual Machine Creating new virtual machines (VMs) with the New VM wizard.
Managing Users Configuring access control by adding Active Directory (AD) user accounts and assigning different levels of access through the Role Based Access Control (RBAC) feature.

For information on system requirements for XenServer and XenCenter, see the system requirements.

Getting Started with XenCenter

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