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# XenServer autostart script
# Use at your own risks
# Do not use with VMs using HA.
# Instructions:
# 1. Put this script in /root
# 2. Give execution permission: "chmod +x /root/"
# 3. Add "@reboot /root/" in root's crontab
# 4. Add the "autostart" to VM needing it
# 5. Add "autostart" in the descriptions of vApps needing it
# 6. [Optional] Configure /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf to receive an email when the script runs
# AutoStart VM's that are tagged with autostart tag
# Script created by Raido Consultants -
TAG="autostart" # helper function
function xe_param()
while read DATA; do
LINE=$(echo $DATA | egrep "$PARAM")
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
echo "$LINE" | awk 'BEGIN{FS=": "}{print $2}'
} # Get all VMs
sleep 20
VMS=$(xe vm-list is-control-domain=false | xe_param uuid); for VM in $VMS; do
echo "Raido AutoStart Script : Checking VM $VM"
VM_TAGS="$(xe vm-param-get uuid=$VM param-name=tags)";
if [[ $VM_TAGS == *$TAG* ]];then
echo "starting VM $VM"
sleep 20
xe vm-start uuid=$VM
# Get all Applicances
sleep 20
VAPPS=$(xe appliance-list | xe_param uuid); for VAPP in $VAPPS; do
echo "Raido AutoStart : Checking vApp $VAPP"
VAPP_TAGS="$(xe appliance-param-get uuid=$VAPP param-name=name-description)";
if [[ $VAPP_TAGS == *$TAG* ]];then
echo "starting vApp $VAPP"
xe appliance-start uuid=$VAPP
sleep 20
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