Store Your Server Connection State

Login credentials - your user name and password - for all your managed servers can be stored between XenCenter sessions and used to automatically reconnect to them at the start of each new XenCenter session. When you enable this feature, XenCenter remembers the connection state of all your managed servers at the end of each session and attempts to restore them at the start of your next session. If a server was connected at the end of your previous session, it is reconnected automatically without prompting you for your server login details. If a server was disconnected at the end of your previous session, it is not reconnected automatically.

If you disable the automatic reconnection feature, you must reconnect to all your managed servers each time you open XenCenter, entering your user name and password for each server.

Note:

Your system administrator can disable the saving of server login credentials, so this feature might not be available.

You can optionally protect your stored login credentials with a master password to ensure they remain secure. At the start of each session, you are prompted to enter this master password before connections to your managed servers are restored.

To turn automatic reconnection on or off

  1. Open the XenCenter Options dialog box: on the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Save and Restore tab.
  3. Select or clear the Save and restore server connection state on startup check box.

Using a master password

When you choose to store login credentials in XenCenter, you can also set a master password that you must enter before connections to your managed servers are automatically restored. You set, remove and change the master password from the Save and Restore tab in the XenCenter Options dialog box.

Note that if you lose or forget the master password, it cannot be recovered. If this happens, you will need to connect to each managed server again and then set a new master password.

To set a master password:

  1. Open the XenCenter Options dialog box: on the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Save and Restore tab.
  3. Ensure that the Save and restore server connection state on startup check box is selected.
  4. Under Master password, select the Require a master password check box, then enter and confirm the password, and click OK. Remember that passwords are case-sensitive.

To change the master password:

  1. Open the XenCenter Options dialog box: on the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Save and Restore tab.
  3. Under Master password, click Change Master Password.
  4. Enter the existing master password, then enter and confirm the new master password, and then click OK.

To clear the master password:

  1. Open the XenCenter Options dialog box: on the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Save and Restore tab.
  3. Under Master password, clear the Require a master password check box.
  4. When prompted, enter and confirm the current master password, then click OK.

Store Your Server Connection State