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Re: [Xen-API] XenCenter 6.0 and XCP1.1 RC

To: Mike McClurg <mike.mcclurg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] XenCenter 6.0 and XCP1.1 RC
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Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:19:36 -0800 (PST)
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Great matrix but I'm not sure I follow your logic since XenCenter 6 can manage any version of XenServer, at least it appears to work fine for any version from 4.1 through 6.0 as well as XCP 1.1, as long as you have the xpi version override hack installed and have rebooted the toolstack on your compute nodes. I use XenServer 6 to manage both XenServer 5.5 and XCP 1.1 pools with no problems.

Here are a couple of references (I couldn't find anything on the Citrix site, although I know I've seen it):


Download XenCenter 5.6 and install it onto a suitable client machine. The new version of XenCenter is suitable for managing older versions of XenServer, and hence no functionality will be lost.


customer's XenCenter should support. By default, that will be XenCenter 5.5 only, which is compatible with all versions of XenServer from 4.1 on. In case you want to manage older versions of XenServer as well, make sure to also select XenServer 4.0.

On Tue, 15 Nov 2011, Mike McClurg wrote:

On 09/10/11 18:37, Corey Hemminger wrote:
When trying to create new VM's using xencenter 6.0 the new release I get an 
"You tried to call a method that does not exist. The method name that you used is 

I'm using XCP 1.1 RC on a server with local storage for the VMs.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Sorry to leave you hanging for a few days. The problem here is that the
VM.suspend_SR field is new to the API, and isn't present in XCP 1.1. The
version of XenCenter you're using is for XenServer 6.0, which has the
new API field. Here is a mapping of XCP/XenServer version numbers:

XCP   | XenServer     | Codename
1.0    | 5.6.1 "FP1"   | Cowley
1.1    | 5.6.1 "SP2"   | Oxford
1.5*   | 6.0.0         | Boston
1.6*   | 6.1.0* "SP1"  | Tampa*

* Unreleased version; names and numbers may change

(Note to self: this should probably be on the wiki somewhere...)

I think that your best bet is to install the XenCenter that corresponds
to XenServer 5.6.1 SP2 and use that with XCP 1.1. Or you can use
OpenXenManager[1][2], though I admit that it's nowhere near as polished
as XenCenter.

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