WMI Interface - A Supported Mechanism to access XenStore data in Windows guests

The XenStore_Client.exe is a small executable program that was (in previous versions of XenServer) distributed with the XenServer Tools and enabled users to access the value of parameters contained in XenStore. This program was removed from XenServer 6.1.0 as there was no knowledge of dependencies or other consumers. However, after the program was removed, Citrix noticed that there were users relying on this unsupported tool. XenStore_Client.exe was never officially supported or tested.

XenServer 6.1.0 introduces an alternative mechanism for extracting XenStore information by using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), which offers a far richer interface. This article provides information about using WMI for extracting XenStore information.

Developers wishing to use XenServer 6.2.0 and above and the Windows guest WMI interface as for communicating with XenStore and other hypervisor interfaces should read http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX136422 outlining its usage and providing code examples. The WMI interface can be used in XenServer 6.1.0 as an alternative to XenStore_Client.exe which was available in earlier versions of XenServer.

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