There has been a recent release of tools for XenServer.

The following scripts can be used to provide better information to aid troubleshooting.

CTX129070-XAPI Database Parsing Tool – Windows

CTX129217-XAPI Database Parsing Tool – Linux

 CTX128724-Memco.sh – Memory Data Collection Script for XenServer Dom0 or Linux Systems

CTX128714- Perfco.sh – Performance Data Collection Script for XenServer Dom0

CTX128725- Lstdomco.sh- Domain and XenStore Data Collection Script

I will be speaking specifically about the XAPI Database parsing tool during my Summit session SUM305-Overview of XenServer distributed virtual switch/controller and troubleshooting network issues.

The file produced by this script is database.xml and can be opened in a web browser.

The database.xml provides a report showing information about your pool, host configuration, and virtual machines.  This information can make searching log files faster since uuid information is available in one place.

Note: The Linux version of the tool runs much faster than the Windows version.

 
The data collection scripts are used to monitor CPU,Disk, Memory, and Xenstore information over a period of time to identify possible  trends.



The scripts should usually be ran together in order to collect the most useful information.

The perfco script can help in tracking netback performance behavior and  when used in conjunction with lstdomco you can track changes in virtual machine domain  IDs and UUID information.

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SUM305 – Overview of XenServer distributed virtual switch/controller and troubleshooting network issues

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