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Mastering Citrix® XenServer® by Martez Reed

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Importing and exporting VMs

Citrix XenServer supports the ability to import VMs along with exporting them. Imported VMs can be VMs that were previously exported from Citrix XenServer or from another virtualization platform such as VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V. Importing VMs is often done to migrate a VM from one XenServer deployment to another or to utilize a prebuilt appliance typically provided by a third-party vendor. Many of the same reasons apply as to why we would want to export a VM. Exporting a VM can be used to create a backup of the VM to ensure that the VM can be restored in the event of a disaster or can be used for testing a VM in a development environment. Citrix XenServer supports four formats for importing and exporting ...

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