Disconnecting from Workload Balancing


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If you want to stop Workload Balancing (WLB) from monitoring your pool, you must disable Workload Balancing on the pool by disconnecting the Workload Balancing server.

When you disconnect a pool from the WLB virtual appliance, Workload Balancing permanently deletes pool information from the WLB database and stops collecting data for that pool. If you want to use the same WLB virtual appliance to manage the pool again, reenter the appliance’s information in the Connect to WLB Server dialog box.


If you only want to stop Workload Balancing temporarily, select the WLB tab and select the Pause button.

To disconnect from Workload Balancing

  1. In the Resource pane of XenCenter, choose the resource pool on which you want to stop Workload Balancing.
  2. From the Pool menu, select Disconnect Workload Balancing Server. The Disconnect Workload Balancing server dialog box appears.
  3. Click Disconnect to stop Workload Balancing from monitoring the pool.


    If you disconnected the pool from the Workload Balancing virtual appliance, to re-enable Workload Balancing on that pool, you must reconnect to the appliance.

Disconnecting from Workload Balancing