This will be the 1st time since inception that we need to shut down all vm's and 3 xenhosts in a pool to move equipment. HA is on the pool and HA settings in place on several of the vm's. I need to know the proper way to shut the whole system down. I was going to change each VM to "Do Not Restart" and then shut them down, but now I'm wondering if I disable HA on the pool, then shut everything down, then reenable HA on the pool when powered back on, will this retain the HA settings for each VM and accomplish being able to shut down the Xenhosts without changing HA settings on each vm?
Also, I'm accessing the pool through Xencenter on a standalone server, so I assume once the VMs are all shut down on the Xenhost, I then perform a shutdown on the Xenhosts themselves from Xencenter, saving the master for the last shutdown (i would lose zencenter connectivity at this point I'm assuming), and then power back on the master 1st after the equipment move.