XCP-ng 8.0.0 xsconsole doesn't show Host Performance Information nor VM's CPU and Memory Usage



  • Hello.

    After upgrading a host from XCP-ng 7.6.0 to 8.0.0 I noticed that xsconsole's functionality decreased.

    In Virtual Machines
    --> VMs Running On This Host
    and
    --> Host Performance Information
    and
    --> All VMs

    no longer are displayed "CPU Usage" and "Memory Usage".

    Here you are examples:

    1. In 7.6.0:
    │ VMs Running On This Host               XOA                                   │
    │                                                                              │
    │ VM1                                    Power State      Running              │
    │ VM222                                  Memory           2.0GB                │
    │ VM333333                               CPU Usage        0% of 2 CPUs         │
    │ VM4                                    Memory Usage     61% (1.2GB)          │
    │ VM55                                   Network 0/ip     10.1.0.4             │
    │ VM66                                   Network 0/ipv4/0 10.1.0.4             │
    │ VM777                                                                        │
    │ VM888                                                                        │
    │ VM9999                                                                       │
    │ VM10000                                                                      │
    │ VM11000                                                                      │
    │ XOA                                                                          │
    
    │ Virtual Machines                       Host Performance Information          │
    │                                                                              │
    │ VMs Running On This Host               CPU Usage        35% of 4 CPUs        │
    │ Host Performance Information           Memory Usage     72% of 23GB          │
    │ All VMs                                                                      │
    
    │ All VMs                                XOA                                   │
    │                                                                              │
    │ VM1                                    Power State      Running              │
    │ VM222                                  Memory           2.0GB                │
    │ VM333333                               CPU Usage        0% of 2 CPUs         │
    │ VM4                                    Memory Usage     62% (1.2GB)          │
    │ VM55                                   Network 0/ip     10.1.0.4             │
    │ VM66                                   Network 0/ipv4/0 10.1.0.4             │
    │ VM777                                                                        │
    │ VM888                                                                        │
    │ VM9999                                                                       │
    │ VM10000                                                                      │
    │ VM11000                                                                      │
    │ XOA                                                                          │
    
    1. In 8.0.0:
    │ VMs Running On This Host               XOA                                   │
    │                                                                              │
    │ XOA                                    Power State      Running              │
    │                                        Memory           2.0GB                │
    │                                        CPU Usage        <Unknown>            │
    │                                        Memory Usage     <Unavailable>        │
    
    │ Virtual Machines                       Host Performance Information          │
    │                                                                              │
    │ VMs Running On This Host               CPU Usage        <Unavailable>        │
    │ Host Performance Information           Memory Usage     <Unavailable>        │
    │ All VMs                                                                      │
    
    │ All VMs                                XOA                                   │
    │                                                                              │
    │ someVM                                 Power State      Running              │
    │ someotherVM                            Memory           2.0GB                │
    │ someotherotherVM                       CPU Usage        <Unknown>            │
    │ someelseotherVM                        Memory Usage     <Unavailable>        │
    │ XOA                                    Network 0/ip     10.1.0.12            │
    │                                        Network 0/ipv4/0 10.1.0.12            │
    

    Could you restore displaying these pieces of information in xsconsole, please, please?



  • FWIW, I'm seeing the same thing. Have you tried this in Xenserver 8.0? That would help determine where the change in behavior occurred.

    P.S. I imagine most people get this information from either XO or XCP-ng Center. 😉



  • @Danp said in XCP-ng 8.0.0 xsconsole doesn't show Host Performance Information nor VM's CPU and Memory Usage:

    FWIW, I'm seeing the same thing. Have you tried this in Xenserver 8.0? That would help determine where the change in behavior occurred.

    No, because currently we don't use Citrix Xenserver.

    P.S. I imagine most people get this information from either XO or XCP-ng Center. 😉

    Sure, I use XCP-ng Center as well.
    But xsconsole is very important for us for remote ssh access and for direct console access in the server room, especially during maintenance tasks, updating, rebooting etc., when xsconsole enables us to shutdown, start and verify that particular VMs in fact started and are running etc.


  • Admin

    This was probably removed in upstream, we didn't touch anything like that.

    So the question is why Citix removed it? I suppose there's reasons for that.



  • @olivierlambert said in XCP-ng 8.0.0 xsconsole doesn't show Host Performance Information nor VM's CPU and Memory Usage:

    This was probably removed in upstream, we didn't touch anything like that.

    I remember (and can see) you've modified xsconsole recently (at least colours), so I thought that something could change by accident as well.

    So the question is why Citix removed it? I suppose there's reasons for that.

    Maybe for a reason, maybe not. Bugs happen.

    Would you (XCP-ng developers) mind checking it in Citrix Xenserver? You probably have it installed and checking whether this issue is present there as well won't take much time, please?


  • Admin

    We need to compare with CH 8.0 to see if it's still here. You can try on your side in a nested VM.

    @stormi is on holidays right now and I'm pretty busy with other stuff.



  • @olivierlambert I installed Citrix Hypervisor 8.0.0 as a VM.
    In the Host Performance Information:
    "CPU Usage" and "Memory Usage" are Unavailable like in XCP-ng 8.0.0 😞

    Pity!

    I couldn't check this information in VM submenu, because XOA installation failed (no hardware virtualization support (or similar wording) in the nested hypervisor).


  • XCP-ng Team

    I wanted to have a look at the commit history for xsconsole but the github repository at https://github.com/xenserver/xsconsole

    I've opened a bug report at bugs.xenserver.org about it. Now you may want to open a bug report there about the missing information in the console. This could allow to know if it's a bug or a "feature".



  • @stormi said in XCP-ng 8.0.0 xsconsole doesn't show Host Performance Information nor VM's CPU and Memory Usage:

    I wanted to have a look at the commit history for xsconsole but the github repository at https://github.com/xenserver/xsconsole

    Thank you, @stormi

    I've opened a bug report at bugs.xenserver.org about it

    Specifically: https://bugs.xenserver.org/browse/XSO-961

    . Now you may want to open a bug report there about the missing information in the console. This could allow to know if it's a bug or a "feature".

    Good idea. My bug report:
    https://bugs.xenserver.org/browse/XSO-962


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