Configure remote syslog for XenServer via the command line

Citrix has some helpful documentation online about configuring remote syslog support for XenServer using the XenCenter GUI. However, if you need to do this via configuration management or scripts, using a GUI isn’t an option. Getting it done via the command line is relatively easy: HOSTUUID=xe host-list --minimal SYSLOGHOST=syslog.example.com xe host-param-set uuid=${HOSTUUID} logging:syslog_destination=${SYSLOGHOST} xe host-syslog-reconfigure host-uuid=${HOSTUUID} Removing the configuration and going back to only local logging is easy as well:
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Fedora 17 XVA ready to import into XenServer

After I wrote a post about my kickstart update for Fedora 17, I asked if anyone wanted a XVA export of a working Fedora 17 instance. Without further ado, here’s the bzip2-compressed XVA file ready to be decompressed and imported into XenServer: F17.xva.bz2 (221MB) The kickstart used to generate the XVA can be found on GitHub. To import this virtual machine export, use XenCenter or ssh to your XenServer instance and run:
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Fedora 17 released, XenServer kickstarts updated

Fedora 17 was released yesterday and you can download it now! In addition, I made some edits to my kickstarts repository on GitHub to match up with the final release of Fedora 17. The kickstart took less than ten minutes to complete even with a remote repository configured for RPM packages. Fedora & XenServer users: Would posting an actual XVA file for download make it easier for you to get started?
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Fedora 17 is a go!

I was glad to see the Fedora 17 Final is declared GOLD! announcement on the Fedora devel-announce list. If all goes well, we should see the formal release on May 29. As some of you might have noticed, I’m a fan of Xen. If you want to get Fedora 17 rolling in XenServer right now, just try my minimal kickstart. I’ll try to get a XVA/OVF-formatted image online in the next few days so you can hit the ground running if you’re in a hurry.
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Installing XenServer 6.0.2 on an AOpen MP57

Getting XenServer installed on some unusual platforms takes a bit of work and the AOpen MP57 is a challenging platform for a XenServer 6.0.2 installation. My MP57 box came with the i57QMx-vP motherboard. If yours came with something else, this post may or may not work for you. You’ll need the XenServer 6 installation ISO burned to a CD to get started. Boot the CD in your MP57 and wait for the initial boot screen to appear.
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