Remove SR – Citrix Xenserver

Recently when implementing Citrix Xenserver infrastructure, I had couple of CIFS shares mounted and those shares were deleted from windows system. When tried to remove it from Xencenter, it didnt work out. This can be used for any type of SR.

Used below commands to get rid of it,

  • Determine the Storage-Repository-UUID and make the note of the appropriate SR ID

                     xe sr-list 

  • Find the corresponding Physical Block Device (PBD)

                     xe pbd-list sr-uuid=your-SR-uuid

  • Unplug the PBD

                     xe pbd-unplug uuid=your-PBD-uuid

  • Delete PBD

                    xe pbd-destroy uuid=your-PBD-uuid

  • Delete the association of your SR and the PBD

                    xe sr-forget uuid=your-SR-uuid

Hope this helps, write comments for any questions.


    March 2013, however thankyou today 10th june 2016 you provided me with some veryyyyyy usefull info that has saved my weekend as i was sweating with a xen issue that i could not resolve. Thanks