In XenServer versions 6.x, the direct GUI ability to auto-start a Virtual Machine on the startup of XenServer was removed. This tutorial guide on How to Setup Auto-Start Virtual Machines in XenServer 6.x.
Setting the XenServer to allow Auto-Start
- Gather the UUID’s of the pools you wish to auto-start.
- To get the list of the pool’s on your XenServer type
- Copy the UUID of the pool. If you have just one server, it will still have a pool UUID as noted in the following screenshot:
- Then type the following command to set the pool or server to allow auto-start:
xe pool-param-set uuid=UUID other-config:auto_poweron=true
Note: *Replacing UUID with the UUID of the XenServer or pool.*
Setting the Virtual Machines to Auto-Start
- Gather the UUID’s of the Virtual Machine you want to auto-start by typing:
Note: This generates a list of Virtual Machines in your pool or server and their associated UUID’s.
- Copy the UUID of the Virtual Machines you want to auto-start, and type the following command for each Virtual Machine to auto-start:
xe vm-param-set uuid=UUID other-config:auto_poweron=true
Note: *Replace UUID with the UUID of the Virtual Machine to auto-start.*