Grant McWilliams

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Xenserver Howtos

Xenserver and Xen Cloud Platform howtos. Most of these howtos are up to date for Xenserver 6.5 (Creedence). However, the ones I use less may not currently but as I get to them I'll update them.

Xen Cloud Platform is the free/open community driven version of Citrix Xenserver.  I've moved all of my Xen Virtual Machines to Xen cloud Platform so any future tutorials will most likely be about XCP. I've found XCP to be a wonderful product but not necessarily an easy tool sometimes thus the tutorials you see below.

Citrix Xenserver has been opensourced and thus there's no need for Xen Cloud Platform any longer. Most of the tutorials here work on both but all future tutorials will be targeting Xenserver. As time permits I'm updating tutorials for Xenserver 6.5 (Creedence) - Jan 15, 2014.

How to get started: Go to xenserver.org and download the latest ISO disk image of Xenserver and install it on a machine. If you don't have a CD drive on your Xenserver host put the installer on a USB drive. It uses the whole machine as it's an appliance so beware. By the way I think this is the best design strategy. It's a good idea to let your Hypervisor/Cloud stack focus on what it's good at and not use it for playing World of Warcraft. ;-)

Expect a great deal more Howtos in the future. Feel free to request them as well. If it's within scope of what I'm doing I may create one just for you.

 These tutorials can also be found on the Xenapi Admin Project website and the XCP wiki.

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Access VHD VDIs from the Control Domain Jan 12, 2013 6194
Add a CD to a VM Nov 01, 2012 5077
Add a hard disk to a VM Nov 05, 2012 9687
Apply hotfixes to XCP 1.6 Mar 26, 2013 3476
Automated install of CentOS 6 VM (32 bit) Nov 17, 2011 8222
Automated install of CentOS 6 VM (64 bit) Nov 17, 2011 21100
Automated install of CentOS 7 VM (64 bit) Nov 17, 2011 2407
Automated install of Debian Wheezy VM (64 bit) using preseed Nov 17, 2011 3245
Automated install of Fedora 20 VM (32 bit) Nov 17, 2011 3590
Automated install of Fedora 20 VM (32 bit) Nov 17, 2011 1257
Automated install of Fedora 20 VM (64 bit) Nov 17, 2011 5266
Automated install of Kali Linux VM (64 bit) using preseed Nov 17, 2011 4617
Automated install of Ubuntu 12.04 VM (32 bit) using preseed Nov 17, 2011 5866
Automated install of Ubuntu 12.04 VM (64 bit) using kickstart Nov 17, 2011 9144
Automated install of Ubuntu 12.04 VM (64 bit) using preseed Nov 17, 2011 7394
Copy of Automated install of CentOS 7 VM (64 bit) Nov 17, 2011 62
Create an EXT CD repository Oct 29, 2012 3097
Create an iSCSI target on a Control Domain Oct 13, 2011 8970
Create an LVM CD repository Oct 29, 2012 4086
Create an NFS CD repository Oct 28, 2012 4618
Create custom templates Dec 25, 2011 10138
Fix the XCP expired license issue Dec 15, 2011 5271
How to manage VM images on XCP Dec 25, 2011 56
Install git on XCP/Xenserver host Jan 26, 2013 2617
Install XCP/Xenserver from a USB thumbdrive Dec 03, 2012 6738
Install xe on CentOS6 Jan 13, 2014 4197
Install Xenapi Admin Tools from github Jan 23, 2013 2352
Install Xenserver Hotfixes to XCP Jun 08, 2013 70
Install XenWebManager Appliance Apr 08, 2013 5545
Install XenWebManager on XCP host Apr 08, 2013 3317
Install XVP Appliance Feb 15, 2013 5488
Interactive install of OpenSuse 11.4 VM (64 bit) Nov 17, 2011 6601
Make VMs autoboot Apr 01, 2013 3742
OpenSuse 11.4 VM (64 bit) automated installation on XCP Nov 17, 2011 48
Reboot stuck VMs Aug 20, 2012 5706