Monitoring System Performance


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 Performance tab in XenCenter provides real time monitoring of performance statistics across resource pools. This tab also provides graphical trending of virtual and physical machine performance.

  • You can view up to 12 months of performance data and zoom in to take a closer look at activity spikes. To learn more, see Viewing performance data.
  • By default, graphs showing CPU, memory, network I/O, and disk I/O are displayed on the tab. However, you can add more performance data and change the appearance of the graphs. To learn more, see Configuring performance graphs
  • Performance alerts can be generated when the following resources go over a specified threshold on a managed server, virtual machine, or storage repository:

    • CPU
    • Memory usage
    • Network
    • Storage throughput
    • VM disk activity

    For more information, see Configuring performance alerts.


Full performance data is only available for virtual machines with XenServer VM Tools installed.

Monitoring System Performance

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