Managing Pools


XenCenter YYYY.x.x is not yet supported for use with Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 in production environments. 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 YYYY.x.x on the same system. Installing XenCenter YYYY.x.x does not overwrite your XenCenter 8.2.7 installation.

XenServer pools allow you to view multiple servers and their connected shared storage as a single unified resource. Use this view to deploy VMs based on their resource needs and business priorities. A pool can contain up to 64 servers running the same version of XenServer software, at the same patch level, and with broadly compatible hardware. For more information, see Pool Requirements.

One server in the pool is designated as the pool coordinator. The pool coordinator provides a single point of contact for all servers in the pool, routing communication to other members of the pool as necessary.

If the pool coordinator shuts down, the pool is unavailable until the pool coordinator is back online or until you nominate another pool member as the new pool coordinator. Every member of a resource pool contains all the information necessary to take over the role of pool coordinator, if necessary. On an HA-enabled pool, a new pool coordinator is automatically nominated if the pool coordinator is shut down.

Managing Pools

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