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Installing Citrix XenServer

First you need to decide what XenServer you will install:

As of XenServer 6.2, all features are available in the open source version, and there are no paid-for features (Citrix does of course offer commercial support for XenServer)

The recommendation is to use XenServer 6.2.

You may follow one of the methods below, depending on what you choose to install and how:

Important Install Options

Please choose EXT local storage, also called "XenDesktop optimised" and not LVM based local storage.

Many of the OpenStack features will not work with LVM based storage (due to the need for easy access to the raw VHD files).

Installing Citrix XenServer

Installing Citrix XenServer using the CD

To get the XenServer CD go to: http://xenserver.org/overview-xenserver-open-source-virtualization/download.html

Once you have the ISO downloaded and burnt onto a CD, put the CD in your server, and follow the on screen instructions.

To help install Citrix XenServer, take a look at the official "Installation Guide" or "Quick Installation Guide" for your version of XenServer:

PXE install Citrix XenServer

For steps to create a PXE server to install XenServer take a look at: How to PXE Install XenServer.

Installing XCP

There are two main ways to get XCP:

  • Packages in Debian/Ubuntu (and soon CentOS/RedHat)
  • Binary distribution similar to XenServer

Post Install Steps

You are almost there now, you probably want to checkout out: