Reconnect a Server

After you have added a server to XenCenter, it remains accessible in the Resources pane throughout the current XenCenter session. It is accessible regardless of the server status: connected or disconnected, running normally or in Maintenance Mode.

To reconnect to a disconnected server, select it in the Resources pane, or right-click and then select Connect on the shortcut menu. Connection information for the server is remembered for the current XenCenter session. You do not need to enter the same login credentials more than once in the same XenCenter session if you want to reconnect using the same user account.

You can also reconnect to a connected server using different login credentials, for example, using your AD login instead of your local root account.

To reconnect to a connected server using different login credentials

  1. Select the server in the Resources pane.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Right-click in the Resources pane and select Reconnect As on the shortcut menu.
    • On the Server menu, select Connect/Disconnect and then Reconnect As.
  3. Enter the new user name and password. If Active Directory authorization has been enabled in your Citrix Hypervisor environment, you can enter your AD credentials here. See RBAC overview.
  4. Click OK.