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Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration Essential Guide by Daniele Tosatto

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Chapter 8. Managing High Availability and Snapshots

In the previous chapter, we discussed XenServer networking.

Now we will discover how to make virtual machines highly available and how to manage snapshots in XenServer.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • High Availability overview
  • Configuring High Availability
  • Working with snapshots

Overview of High Availability

After you have created virtual machines in your XenServer environment, you should guarantee that services offered by these virtual machines are always available and also limit downtime. For example, a company selling products on the Internet can lose a lot of money if virtual web servers hosting the e-commerce website go down!

The High Availability (HA) feature in XenServer ...

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