Product Documentation

Reconnect a Server

Oct 09, 2015

Once you have added a server to XenCenter, it remains accessible in the Resources pane throughout the current XenCenter session regardless of the server's status - connected or disconnected, running normally or in Maintenance Mode.

To reconnect to a managed server that is disconnected, simply double-click on it in the Resources pane, or right-click and then click Connect on the shortcut menu. Server connection information is remembered for the duration of the current XenCenter session and so you will 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. On the Server menu, click Connect/Disconnect and then Reconnect As. Alternatively, do one of the following:
    • Right-click in the Resources pane and select Reconnect As on the shortcut menu.
    • On the Server menu, click Connect/Disconnect and then Reconnect As.
  3. Enter the new username and password. If Active Directory authorization has been enabled in your XenServer environment, you can enter your AD credentials here. See RBAC overview.
  4. Click OK.