In XenServer versions 6.x, the direct GUI ability to auto-start a Virtual Machine on the startup of XenServer was removed as the auto-start functionality interfered with High Availability (HA) and produced unexpected results during HA functions
Setting the XenServer to allow Auto-Start
- Gather the UUIDs of the pools you wish to auto-start.
- To get the list of the pools on your XenServer, run “xe pool-list”
- Copy the UUID of the pool. If you have just one server, it will still have a pool UUID as noted in the following
- 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 UUIDs of the Virtual Machine you want to auto-start by running xe vm-list.
Note: This generates a list of Virtual Machines in your pool or server and their associated UUIDs.
- Copy the UUID of the Virtual Machines you want to auto-start, and run 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.