Export/ Import VM to/from a backup file using command line on XenServer

Identify VM’s UUID

We start by identifying a virtual machine we would lake to export to as a regular backup file. Run xe vm-list to list all available virtual machines and take a note of the virtual machine in question:

# xe vm-list
uuid ( RO) : 7371124f-7d4d-66b7-cbc7-a98b1457543e
name-label ( RW): Debian Jessie 8.5
power-state ( RO): halted

uuid ( RO) : bad8e456-df88-435d-ba12-3f0f6e54b2c6
name-label ( RW): Control domain on host: xenserver
power-state ( RO): running

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How to Add Additional Physical NICs to XenServer

From the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI), issue the following command:

xe pif-list

Press Enter.

Note: If you have more than one XenServer in the pool, you must issue the xe host-list command to list all the XenServer hosts and write down the Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) of the host that you added the new NIC, then issue command xe pif-list host-uuid=[uuid of the XenServer host]

The preceding command lists all the physical NICs of that XenServer. If you do not see the additional NIC, you must scan for new physical interface(s) on a XenServer and issue this command:

xe pif-scan host-uuid=[uuid of the XenServer host]

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