XenCenter

Express (unattended) VM Creation

Note:

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.

You can create multiple identical VMs based on a custom VM template by bypassing the New VM wizard and using the Quick Create feature in XenCenter:

  1. Create a custom VM template that specifies all the configuration parameters you want for your new VMs. For more information, see Creating new templates.
  2. Choose your custom template in the Resources pane. On the Templates menu, point to Create VM From Selection and then choose Quick Create. Alternatively, right-click in the Resources pane and choose Quick Create on the shortcut menu.

The new VM is then created and provisioned using all the configuration settings specified in your template.

Express (unattended) VM Creation

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