xcp-xapi(1) XCP's XenAPI server


The Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) is an open source enterprise-ready server virtualization and cloud computing platform, with support for a range of guest operating systems, Linux network and storage support.

XCP addresses the needs of cloud providers, hosting services and data centers by combining the isolation and multitenancy capabilities of the Xen hypervisor with enhanced security, storage and network virtualization technologies to offer a rich set of virtual infrastructure cloud services. The platform also address user requirements for security, availability, performance and isolation across both private and public clouds.

XCP consolidates server workloads, enables savings in power, cooling, and management costs and thus contributing to environmentally sustainable computing, an increased ability to adapt to ever-changing IT environments, an optimized use of existing hardware, and an improved level of IT reliability.

This is the XenAPI server, which provides the control plane for XCP hosts and resource pools. To manage the XenAPI server, you should use either the XML-RPC based API, the xe command line tool, or a graphical user interface such as OpenXenManager.


-daemon run as a daemon in the background
-config set config file to use
-logconfig set log config file to use
-writereadyfile touch specified file when xapi is ready to accept requests
-writeinitcomplete touch specified file when xapi init process is complete
-nowatchdog turn watchdog off, avoiding initial fork
-setdom0mem (ignored)
-dom0memgradient (ignored)
-dom0memintercept (ignored)
-onsystemboot indicates that this server start is the first since the host rebooted
-noevents turn event thread off for debugging -leaves crashed guests undestroyed
-dummydata populate with dummy data for demo/debugging purposes
-version show version of the binary
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