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USB Flash drives are getting cheaper and cheaper lately. I just picked up few at staples – 16GB flash drives for just under $8. I like to use them to install Linux – I always seem to scratch CDs or DVDs by the time I get to the datacenter!

This short article will show you how to install XenServer using a usb flash drive, though, you could use this similarly for other distributions of Linux as well like CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, etc..
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You hope that you won’t ever need to, but you may one day need to run fsck on a Linux XenServer VM that won’t boot.. no worries, attach the storage from that VM on another VM and run it from there! Continue Reading…

If you are using nagios in your hosting environment and need to install nrpe on your XenServer servers, here’s a good way to do it.
I’m using XenServer 6.1 (latest version). Continue Reading…