Product Documentation

The Resources Pane

Nov 28, 2012

The Resources pane displays details about the managed resources - servers, pools, VMs and storage. You can view your resources by their physical location (Server View) or by properties such as folders, tags, or custom fields (Folder View). See the sections below for more information.

You can do a simple text search on resource names by typing a word or a phrase in the Search box, located above the Resources pane. Matching resources are displayed as you type. To remove the query and view all your resources again, click the x button at the right of the Search box.

You can also apply a previously saved search query to the Resources pane. XenCenter includes several useful saved searches that allow you to search by network, operating system, power state, vApp membership and XenServer tools status. You can also create and add your own custom searches to this list at any time; see Create a Search Query and Saved searches for more information. To apply a saved search to the contents of the Resources pane, select the saved search query from the Views list located above the Resources pane

Server view - viewing resources by physical location

Select Server View from the Views list, located above the Resources pane to switch to the Server view.

In Server View, your physical and virtual resources are organized by their physical location. When you expand a resource pool entry in the Resources pane, you can see all the servers it contains; when you expand a managed server, you can see its hosted virtual machines and storage.

XenCenter provides you an option to choose whether or not to display Local storage and VM templates (both standard and custom templates) in the Server View. To customize your Server View in the Resources pane: from the XenCenter main menu, select View and then Server View. Click on the available options to select or deselect your choice.

Folder view - viewing resources by category (folders, tags, vApps, object types and custom fields)

Select Folder View from the Views list, located above the Resources pane to switch to the Folder view.

In Folder View, you can group your resources in a number of different ways, by folder, or by tags or custom fields. The organization of resources in Folder View is conceptual, not physical, so you can move resources into folders or tag them independently of their physical location.

To find out more about using folders, see Using Folders.