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Inspired by the Xen Orchestra Team https://xen-orchestra.com/blog/migrate-from-xenserver-6-2-to-6-5/ I wanted to upgrade my hosts to the latest Alpha for testing, but I didn’t want to mess around with burning a DVD and boot off it. Now this solution is not necessary faster than booting off a local DVD depending on network speed and the NFS server, and also that the upgrade is running sequential host by host. However I could kick it off and leave it alone for some while and when I came back it was all done. NOTE: This is not a strict online Upgrade. If you have HA configured the upgrade will try to move the VMs around to the available hosts before upgrading and rebooting, if not several weird behavior will occur. What do you need: From http://xenserver.org/overview-xenserver-open-source-virtualization/prerelease.html The XenServer 6.6 Alpha3 ISO (or latest) XenCenter Windows Management Console (The latest version belonging to the Xenserver version to be […]

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