Setup Windows File Share for Citrix XenServer

Setup Share in windows

You may need to enable the Network Sharing and discovery in the network sharing center before proceeding with the following steps.

Create a new directory, right click and hit properties.

Under Sharing, hit Advanced Sharing…

Enable the Check mark for “Share this folder” and verify the share name is correct. In this example we are sharing a folder called XenServerShare

Setup Share in XenCenter

From XenCenter, hit add new Storage Repository and run through the wizard. When you get to the Share path put in \\share-ip-address\Share\Path

Example: If the IP address of the computer with the Share is 192.168.1.2 and you shared your Downloads folder, the path would be as follows

\\192.168.1.2\Downloads

Use the share computers username and password to log in to it.

Install NextCloud on Ubuntu 19.04

Install with snap

sudo snap install nextcloud 

Set user and password for NextCloud

sudo nextcloud.manual-install nextcloudadmin password

Allow https access for firewall

sudo ufw allow 80,443/tcp

For the following steps to work, you’ll need an A record setup on your domain name server to point a domain to your Next Cloud servers public ip address. Change www.example.com in the following steps to the domain name you’ve setup.

View trusted domains

sudo nextcloud.occ config:system:get trusted_domains

Setup new trusted domain. Change www.example.com with your domain.

sudo nextcloud.occ config:system:set trusted_domains 1 --value=www.example.com

Run through Lets Encrypt to setup a SSL certificate.

sudo nextcloud.enable-https lets-encrypt

Should be able to access NextCloud from a web browser www.example.com

Extra info
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-nextcloud-on-ubuntu-18-04

Recovery, Your PC/Device needs to be repaired

File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0x000000f 
The Boot Configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

The following notes may be of some help when trying to resolve the above error. Think the primary issue had to do with cloning a GPT drive to a RAID array that was using MBR. So think everything worked after converting it to GPT

All the commands are/were run from a recovery Command Prompt

Convert MBR disk to GPT

After running the following command the EFI directory was automatically created.
The command is supposed to be non destructive. Change the disk to whichever disk your trying to change to gpt.

gpt2efi /validate /disk:0

Other commands

If running the above command did not work then you may give the following command a try. Change the drive names where appropriate.

bcdboot c:\windows /s s: /f UEFI /v

You may be able to get away with just using

cdboot c:\windows

You can check if the above worked by seeing if it created any files in the directory, if new efi partition is S:, then from a command prompt run

S:
dir

Commands for recreating the EFI partition (WARNING! MAY DESTROY DATA!)

diskpart
list disk
select disk # Note: Select the disk where you deleted the EFI System partition.
list partition
create partition efi
format quick fs=fat32
list partition
list volume


How To Reset root Password on CentOS VM – XenServer

Basic steps are as follows.

  1. Shutdown VM
  2. From XenCenter, insert the CentOS iso into the VM’s Virtual DVD drive.
  3. Boot the CentOS VM in recovery mode.  If you need help with that check this post out.
  4. On the grub menu, select recover OS Installation.
  5. Run through the recovery and mount the VM’s disk where CentOS is installed
  6. You should now be able to drop to a prompt and chroot /sysimage
  7. Change the root password with passwd
  8. Shutdown the VM
  9. Eject the CentOS iso
  10. Boot up the VM and login with the new password