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After failed OVF import, I have some VMs which are appearing in XenCenter only if I enable Hidden Objects option in View menu. How can I unhide a hidden Virtual Machine in Xen Server?

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Use the server console:

a. To find the UUID of the hidden VM, type the following xe command:

xe vm-list

Make note of the UUID of the hidden VM.

b. To unhide the VM, type the following xe command:

xe vm-param-clear param-name=other-config uuid=<vm uuid> 

Enter the UUID of the hidden VM from step a.


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Is this not extremely dangerous? The above command clears the whole other-config parameter, which normally bears several other parameters as a map too. Why not just "unhide" the vm by issuing the following command: xe vm-param-remove uuid=your-uuid-here param-name=other-config param-key=HideFromXenCenter – user160198 Feb 15 '13 at 16:54

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