Configuring Alike to Work With XenServer Pools

Categories: XenServer, Alike v3, Alike v4


Alike is able to support any combination of individual XenServers, and those within a resource pool, or even multiple hypervisors in the same installation. Learn how to configure Alike to work with Citrix XenServer Pools in this KB article.

Configuring Alike for a Xen Resource Pool


  1. Go to Systems > Manage Hosts.
  2. Add all of the desired hosts in your pool (or pools).
  3. Once defined, each host will appear in the host tree list when selecting the VMs for backup, with its guests listed beneath it. Only running guests, and suspended/powered off systems who have the host set as their “home server” will be listed under a particular host. Guests that are not associated with a particular host server will not be listed.
  4. If you schedule a backup job including a guest on a particular host in a resource pool, and that guest migrates to another licensed host, it will be backed up normally for subsequent jobs. Guests that are migrated to an unlicensed host will be skipped for all jobs until they are moved back onto a licensed XenServer.

Final Notes

If you need further assistance configuring Alike to work with your XenServer pools, please open a support ticket. See the KB article, “How to Use Quadric Support,” for instructions on how to open a ticket.

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