The Server Manager builds a topology of the managed XenServer entities. The topology objects represent the managed XenServer elements in the network, their relationships, and their connections.

Server Manager imports XenServer host objects from the IP Availability Manager. Server Manager connects to the XenServer through the XenApi to discover XenServer servers and Virtual Machines. For each virtual machine, the Server Manager creates a VirtualMachine instance and associates it with the Hypervisor instance of the appropriate host system.

XenServer topology objects include:

  • Hypervisor— Represents a XenServer server; used to run multiple virtual machines.

  • VirtualMachine — Represents any virtual machine that runs on a XenServer server.