Reboot a Server

When you reboot a server in XenCenter, the server shuts down any VMs running on it. After the VMs shut down, the server is disconnected and rebooted. If the server is a member of a pool, the loss of connectivity on shutdown is handled and the pool recovers when the server returns. If you shut down another pool member (not the master), the other pool members and the master continue to function. If you shut down the master, the pool is out of action until the master is rebooted and back on line. When the master restarts, the other members reconnect and synchronize with the master. Alternatively, you can make one of the other members into the master by using the xe CLI.

VMs with Citrix VM Tools installed are shut down gracefully when you reboot the host server. However, VMs without Citrix VM Tools installed are shut down using a forced shutdown. To avoid forced shutdowns, install the Citrix VM Tools on your VMs. For more information, see Installing Citrix VM Tools.

After a server reboot, XenCenter attempts to reconnect to the server automatically. After the server reconnects, restart any VMs that were running on it unless they are configured to start automatically on server reboot. For more information, see Change VM properties.

To reboot a server

Select the server in the Resources pane and then click Reboot on the Toolbar.

Reboot a Server