Install-Configure - Basic Administration Citrix Xen Server 5.5 V1

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Install-Configure-Basic Administration Citrix Xen Server 5.5 (V1)

Author: Samir Lahiri E-Mail: samlahir@in.ibm.com

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IntroductionCitrix XenServer is a complete, managed server virtualization platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualization software in the industry. XenServer is designed for efficient management of Windows and Linux virtual servers and delivers cost-effective server consolidation and business continuity.

Virtualization Overview Server virtualization is a proven technology that enables multiple virtual machines to run on a single physical server. Each virtual machine is completely isolated from other virtual machines and is decoupled from the underlying host by a thin layer of software known as a hypervisor. This allows each virtual machine to run different operating systems and applications. Because the machines have been decoupled from the underlying host, the guest can also be moved from one physical server host to another while running; this is known as live migration. These attributes are transforming how organizations approach virtual computing.

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EnvironmentTest machine Software Citrix Xen Server Version 5.5 Remarks Installed on VM (64bit processor)

Prerequisites.a. Check Hardware compatibility at http://www.citrix.com b. Ensure Virtualization Technology is enabled in your Server Bios. c. Download Below 2 .iso installers from http://www.citrix.com XenServer-5.5.0-install-cd.iso (Base OS Installer without Linux VM Support) XenServer-5.5.0-linux-cd.iso (Linux Pack installer for Linux VM support) Note: By Default Base installer does not support Linux VM, so download Linux Pack installer for Linux support on Citrix Xen Server) Boot using ISO image (Press Enter to Install using Standard mode) or press F2 for advance mode.

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Keep default Keymap (qwerty) us.

Select Install or Upgrade

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Click ok to proceed installation.

Accept License Agreement.

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Select Local Media to install Xen Server using CD/DVD drive.

Click Yes to install Linux Pack after completion of Base Server Installation

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Skip verification or verify if required to check integrity of ISO installer image.

Specify root password for root account.

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Assign Static IP address (This IP will be used for Management Network)

Specify DNS server IP address.

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Select Time Zone.

Select Country.

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Set Manual time or use NTP if you have NTP server in your environment.

Click on Install XenServer

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Now remove your Base OS CD and insert Linux Pack CD to install Linux Pack.

Click on Use Media or verify media to check integrity of iso image.

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Change Date and Time as per your requirement.

Once installation is complete you can see configuration menu on console (Do not make any changes keep configuration as defaults until you know how to configure)

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Note: Advance Configuration of Citrix Xen Server console will be covered under document V1.1. To connect Xen Server remotely, download Xen Center (XenServer-5.6.0XenCenter)from www.citrix.com and install it on Windows Machine. Open Xen Center right click to Add XEN server.

Type Xen server IP address and root credentials.

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There are several basic user friendly parameters to configure on Xen Center console. Note: Advance Configuration of Citrix Xen Center will be covered under document V1.1.

To Create VM go to VM on menu bar and click New VM

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Select Operating System you want to install on Xen VM. Note: For Linux OS installations select Other Media at below to install OS using CD media. On selecting Linux type here requires respective OS templates. (Creating and managing Linux Templates will be covered under document v.1.1)

Give suitable name to your VM.

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Select Installation media mode.

Only select Place the VM on this Server (Selecting any other Storage can lead to non functional VMs)

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Assign CPU and RAM as per requirement and resource availability.

Create Virtual HDD for VM on Local Storage.

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Add Virtual Nic card to VM.

Review VM configurations and click finish to create.

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Click on VM for console access There are different basic parameters, change as per access. your requirement.

Conclusione VM. We have installed Citrix Xen Server 5.5 with basic configurations and created a VM Note: New version of this document V1.1 will contain Advance Configurations and Features available on Citrix Xen Server 5.5. For example: using Shared Storage 5.5. NFS, SAN. iSCSI; Xenmotion, Creating & Managing Templates, HA, Resource tion, , Pool, P2V, Conversion etc.

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