Virtualization Technology: Citrix XenServer beta Manages VM Lifecycle

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2011-08-01
 
 
 

Heterogeneous Management

Citrix Self Service Manager can also connect to VMware vCenter to handle provisioning across virtualization platforms.

Heterogeneous Management

Resource Pools

The virtual machines that will be used by the Self Service Manager tool are seen here from the XenCenter management client.

Resource Pools

Active vApps

The virtual machine test02 is seen here being created in a Self Service Manager workspace prior to being placed into a tenant catalog for access by tenant users.

Active vApps

Performance

A group of virtual machines (ewkTest...) that were created in Self Service Manager are monitored here from the IT point of view through the XenCenter console.

Performance

Console

Virtual Machines at the request of authorized users and under the direction of the Self Service Manager are seen here in the XenCenter console view.

Console

Users

Users are governed by quotas that limit the total memory, storage, virtual CPU and Virtual Machines that can be requested.

Users

Personas

User roles limit what each type of user can do in Self Service Manager. Persona characteristics are easily modified in through the administrative console.

Personas

Tenant Capacity

Like users, tenant resource use can be capped.

Tenant Capacity

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