How to Set Up the EMC Smarts Server Manager for Citrix XenServer – Service Assurance Suite 9.4

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How to Set Up the EMC Smarts Server Manager for Citrix XenServer

The EMC Smarts Server Manager probes the Citrix® XenServer® hypervisor and XenCenter to discover and monitor the XenServer Hypervisor and Xen Virtual Machines in your virtual network.

This article is for IT networking administrators.

The procedure in this article assumes that your Service Assurance Suite deployment includes:

For information about these prerequisites, consult the EMC Smarts Installation Guide for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, NPM, OTM, and VoIP Managers, the EMC Smarts Server Manager User and Configuration Guide, and the EMC Smarts Release Notes for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, NPM, OTM, and VoIP Managers.

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Specify XenServer information

To configure the EMC Smarts Server Manager for XenServer, specify the XenServer hypervisor credentials and the IP address of the host where the hypervisor resides.

Before you begin

EMC Smarts administrator credentials are required to access the Configure menu.

Procedure

  1. Open the Service Assurance Manager Global Console attached to the Server Manager (INCHARGE-ESM, by default).
  2. In the Topology Browser Console, select Configure > Domain Manager Administration Console.
  3. Right-click the ESM server in the left pane and select Configure ESM credentials.
  4. In the Configure ESM credentials dialog box, select XenServer for the host type.
  5. Type values in the following fields:
    Field Value
    Host IP address for the master and slave XenServer or standalone XenServer where the individual XenServer hypervisor resides
    User ID XenServer read-only user name
    Password XenServer read-only password
  6. Click Apply credential with testing.
  7. Verify that your XenServer credentials are accepted for the XenServer hypervisor by checking the status indicator in the Configure ESM credentials dialog box.
    A green Passed test status indicates that the credentials are accepted for the XenServer hypervisor.
    If the XenServer credentials are not accepted, confirm that the credentials are correct and enter them again in the Configure ESM credentials dialog box.
  8. Click Close.
  9. In the Domain Manager Administration Console, select your IP Manager and select Topology > Discover All to discover the XenServer servers. At the end of the IP Manager discovery process, the Server Manager discovery process is automatically started.

After you finish

After the topology for your virtual network has been discovered, to continue to monitor and analyze your network, use the EMC M&R UI or the Service Assurance Global Console.

For information about how to use the EMC M&R UI, consult the online help.

For information about the XenServer topology, consult the EMC Smarts Server Manager User and Configuration Guide.

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Verify that XenServer credentials are accepted in the log file

Verify that your XenServer credentials are accepted for the XenServer hypervisor by checking your log file.

Procedure

  1. Open the Server Manager log file in the opt/InCharge/ESM/smarts/local/logs directory.
  2. Locate the credential messages.
    For example, the following messages indicate that the XenServer credentials are accepted:
    [December 3, 2014 7:27:40 AM EST +990ms] t@1262713152 SM_ProtocolEngine-1 19488 IC Console - V9.4.0.0
    DISC-*-CAL_FR-Credential_Util::addCredential : was called for credential: XEN-<IP_Address>
    
    [December 3, 2014 7:27:41 AM EST +663ms] t@1262713152 SM_ProtocolEngine-1 19488 IC Console - V9.4.0.0
    DISC-*-CRT_CRED-Credential_Util::addCredential: Creating credential: XEN-<IP_Address>
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How to Update the XenServer Credentials for the Server Manager Configuration

If the Citrix XenServer administrator changed the credentials for the XenServer hypervisor, update the XenServer credentials for the Service Manager configuration.

Procedure

Follow the instructions in Specify XenServer information, and then perform a discovery (Topology > Discover All) from the Server Manager.
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