As part of the XenServer 5 release, several new features have been added to XenCenter.
Here is a brief summary of the new XenCenter 5 features –
- Powerful, Self-healing Management Architecture
Unlike other management consoles, XenCenter distributes management data across servers in a resource pool to ensure there is no single point of management failure. If a management server should fail, any other server in the pool can take over the management role.
- Search, Sort and Tag
User-defined grouping and metadata tags allows simple, powerful searching and sorting capabilities across virtual machines, hosts and resource pools based on custom fields to help administrators easily identify and manage virtual infrastructure.
- Performance Monitoring and Trending
XenServer adds new enhanced performance monitoring, reporting and alerting dashboards that make it easy for IT professionals to see both real-time and historical views of virtual machines and physical host performance over long periods of time with virtually no storage or performance overhead.
- Physical to Virtual
Use the new XenConvert feature to move existing physical server workloads to XenServer virtual infrastructure in no time with. Tools are also available to convert other virtual machines to run on XenServer.
Visit XenServer5.com to see video demos of the new XenCenter and the other new features of XenServer 5.