XenServer VM Memory Management Bash Script
Updated: Feb 24
This menu-driven script gives you the ability to manage RAM allocation for multiple VMs at once. I needed to adjust the RAM allocation to 450 virtual desktops. Of course, I could have manually set this or re-deployed the desktops. But, both of those options would take a lot longer than just scripting the process.
List all VMs in a XenServer pool with a specified static max setting.
Update memory on all VMs within a XenServer pool with a specified static max to a newly specified amount.
Preview the changes before making them.
XenServer 5.6 - 6.2
When specifying the RAM size to search or update, specify in MB. For example, to search for VMs with 2GB of RAM, you would enter 2048 instead.
The script will create a log file in the directory it is run.
The update function will update all VMs with the specified memory.
The update function will only update VMs that are shutdown (a.k.a halted).
Please perform a backup of your XenServer pool metadata prior to running this script.
Download the script and upload to a XenServer host using WinSCP (or some other method) to /usr/local/bin.
Connect to the XenServer host via SSH and enter the following to allow execution of this script:
3. From the XenServer CLI, type the following to run the script:
4. Once the script executes, you will see a menu. To navigate, just type the number option you want and press enter.