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Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration Essential Guide by Daniele Tosatto

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Creating a XenServer resource pool

After we have introduced the resource pool concept and requirements, we can start discussing how to create a resource pool in XenServer.

Resource pools can be created using either the XenCenter management console or the xe command-line interface (CLI). When you join a new host to a resource pool, the joining host synchronizes its local database with the pool-wide one, hosted and managed by the pool master, and inherits some settings from the pool:

  • VM, local, and remote storage configuration is added to the pool-wide database.
  • The joining host inherits existing shared storage repositories in the pool and appropriate PBD (Physical Block Devices) records are created, so that the new host can access existing shared ...

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