I'm not sure the XVA.py will work with raw files. But Xen Orchestra accepts to import raw drives. So you can create the VM and then import the drives later on (if it doesn't work with the Python script)
@giejo In addition Vates is willing to make fixes and/or additions to their virtualisation stack. Though for LTS releases its dedicated to stability and security after release, so major new features will only be added in LTS before a certain stage in its development. Though are regularly making fixes and additions to Xen Orchestra.
That maintenance mode for SR in Xen Orchestra was result of my idea, from brainstorming what large deployments might require.
Also didn't mention but Xen Orchestra also supports the use of Web hooks and Vates has a public API actively in development.
If you find that the public API is missing feature(s) which would be of help to you and/or other users just let them know so it can be worked on for the next update.
Yes its production, but we will have timewindow when all vms can be offline.
We dont have a subscription, but I'll discuss with colleagues. The SR metadata backup is important I also consider its important.
@jcampos Good morning! It's actually really easy, all I did was put the xcp-ng ISO onto a USB, rebooted the server and booted from the USB. From there, it's just a case of selecting the option to upgrade XenServer 7.2 to XCP-ng 8.2. It really is that simple, probably more simple than anybody would imagine. There is XCP-ng documentation on the process as well - https://xcp-ng.org/docs/upgrade.html#upgrade-from-xenserver.
I would always recommend doing backups though before doing any upgrades etc. but in all honesty, from my experience, it was a very simple, quick and hassle free process.