Product Documentation

Change Pool Properties

Jul 01, 2013

Select any resource pool in the Resources pane and click on the General tab to see its properties and current status. Click Properties on the General tab to change the properties of a pool.

General properties - Name, Description, Folder, Tags

On the General Properties tab you can change the pool's name and description, place it in a folder, and manage its tags.

  • To change the pool name, enter a new name in the Name box.
  • To change its description, enter new text in the Description box.
  • To place the pool in a folder or to move it to a different folder, click Change in the Folder box and select a folder. See Using folders for more information about using folders.
  • To tag and untag the pool and to create and delete tags, see Using tags.

Custom Fields

Custom fields allow you to add information to managed resources to make it easier to search and organize them. See Using custom fields to find out how to assign custom fields to your managed resources.

Email Options

Use this tab to configure email notification for system alerts generated on any of the servers or VMs in the pool. See XenCenter System Alerts for details about how to set up alert email notification.

StorageLink Gateway (XenServer 5.6 FP1 pools only)

If you are using a StorageLink Gateway (CSLG) service to access different storage arrays from a XenServer version 5.6 Feature Pack 1 pool, you can change the CSLG server details and test the connection to it on this tab. If you if are using the same CSLG server to provide storage for several different pools or standalone servers, select Use these StorageLink Server credentials for all pools and standalone servers to use the same CSLG credentials everywhere.

For standalone servers, StorageLink Gateway storage features are configured at server level (Server > Properties).

Power On

The Power On feature allows you to configure power management preferences for servers that support power management, allowing them to be powered off and on automatically depending on the pool's total workload (via Workload Balancing).

  • In the list of servers at the top of the tab, select the server(s) for which you want to configure power management.
  • Under Power On mode, specify the Power On settings (Disabled, Wake-on-LAN, HP iLO, DRAC, or custom script) for the selected servers.
  • Under Configuration options, specify either the IP address and credentials or key-value pairs for a host power-on script, depending on the Power On mode option you chose.

See Configuring Host Power On for more information on prerequisites for configuring the Host Power On feature and the different configuration options available.