Product Documentation

Resource Status Icons

Oct 16, 2015

The current status of managed resources - servers (hosts), virtual machines, storage, and templates - is represented using different icons in the Resources pane and elsewhere in XenCenter:

Servers

A server that is connected and is up and running normally.
A server that is temporarily not connected to XenCenter, for example because it is being rebooted or suspended.
A server that is disconnected, for example because it has been shut down.
A server that is currently in Maintenance Mode. See Run in Maintenance Mode.
A server on which a crash dump file has been created as a result of a system failure. Crash dump files are located in a folder named crash under the /var directory on the server. Crash dump file can provide invaluable information to your support engineer to aid in diagnosing XenServer-related problems, and can be included in server status reports generated in XenCenter using the Get Server Status Report utility. See Creating a Server Status Report. for more information on using this feature.

When you remove the crash dump file from the /var directory on the server, the server status icon shown in XenCenter will be restored to normal.

A server for which updates are available. See Updating Managed Servers.
A server that is running an older version of XenServer than the pool master. See Updating Managed Servers.

Virtual machines, VM templates, and vApps

A virtual machine that is up and running normally.
A virtual machine that is currently suspended.
A virtual machine that is currently unavailable, for example because it is being rebooted or suspended.
A virtual machine that is not running, for example because it has been shut down.
A virtual machine that is currently migrating. See Migrate Virtual Machines.
A XenServer VM template.
A custom (user-defined) VM template.
A XenServer vApp. See Managing vApps.

VM Snapshots

A disk-only VM snapshot.
A scheduled disk-only VM snapshot.
A disk and memory VM snapshot.
A scheduled disk and memory VM snapshot.

Storage

A storage repository.
The default storage repository for a pool.
A storage repository that is not currently connected.
A storage repository that is currently unavailable. See Resolving SR Connectivity Problems.
A storage repository that needs to be upgraded. See Upgrading Older SRs.
A virtual disk.
A virtual disk snapshot. This is a snapshot of a virtual machine's disks, and is created when a snapshot is made of the VM. See VM Snapshots for information about taking VM snapshots, and see the XenServer Administrator's Guide to find out more about disk snapshots.