Exploring the XenCenter workspace


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.

A numbered diagram of the GUI layout. 1 is the label for the row at the top of the window. 2 is the label for the row below 1. 3 is the label for the panel at the middle left of the window. 4 is the label for the panel at the bottom left of the window. 5 is the label for the row across the bottom of the window. 6 is the label for the large panel in the middle right of the window. 6 is opposite 3 and 4 and is the same height as both put together.

Ref # Name Description
1 Menu bar Includes all the commands you need to manage servers, pools, SRs, VMs, and templates.
2 Toolbar Provides quick access to a subset of the most frequently used menu commands. See The Toolbar.
3 Resources pane Lists the servers, pools, VMs, templates, and SRs currently being managed from XenCenter. See The Resources Pane
4 Navigation pane Lists the navigation buttons. Click a button to see a corresponding view of the managed resources in the resources pane.
5 Status bar Displays progress information about the current task.
6 Properties tabs View and set properties for the selected resource. See The Tabs.
Exploring the XenCenter workspace

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