How To Fix xe-pbd-plug Failing With SR_BACKEND_FAILURE_52 In XenServer

If you have ever had to reattach a disconnected SR to your XenServer (I published a blog post with instructions on how to do this some time ago), you will be already familiar with the xe-pbd-plug command.

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How To Enable Thin Provisioning On XenServer

I am a fan of thin provisioning, I like the idea of only using the necessary space for something, together with the flexibility of knowing that if I need more space, this will be taken care of automatically.

Enabling thin provisioning on XenServer is very simple at installation time, and not as straightforward if you want to convert an existing SR from thick to thin provisioning. So here are the two scenarios.

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