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Citrix XenServer Quick Installation and Licensing Guide

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Contents
Summary.............................................................................................................................................................. 3 Preparation.......................................................................................................................................................... 3 XenServer Installation ....................................................................................................................................... 4 XenCenter Installation ...................................................................................................................................... 9 Manage XenServer........................................................................................................................................... 12 XenServer Virtualization Solution ................................................................................................................. 15

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Summary
This guide is designed to help you quickly install XenServer, the Citrix® XenCenter®management console and then start virtualizing workloads immediately. Also, it takes you through the steps necessary to install and license the XenServer Free Edition. Note: Some of the recommendations contained in this document differ from the XenServer Installation Guide. Chief among those are the descriptions on networking and storage requirements. The installation guide is designed to providea stable environment which will scale to large deployments, while this guide is designed to get a virtual environment running quickly. Please refer to the XenServer Administrator’s Guide for more detailed installation instructions.

Preparation
For the XenServer installation process, you will need to prepare the following items: 1. The XenServer ISO image burned onto a on a CD or DVD (downloadthe ISO from http://www.citrix.com/xenserver/download). 2. XenServer host – a server manufactured in the last three years with a CD/DVD drive. XenServer will be installed as the only operating system on this server. The following information should be compiled before the starting the installation. o Hostname: ___________________ o Host network configuration – you will be given the choice between astatic or automatic (DHCP) configuration. If you are uncertain which configuration to choose, DHCP is most likely the correct option. Use the spaces below to note the addresses for a static configuration. Host IP Address: ______________________ Subnet Mask: ________________________ Network Gateway: ____________________ DNS: _______________________________ o Host network time – you can eitherenter the time manually or use NTP to configure the time. For this document, we will use NTP. If you do not know your organization’s NTP server, use the generic address below. Your NTP address: ________________ Generic NTP address: 0.xenserver.pool.ntp.org 3. XenCenter management console – a PC running Microsoft® Windows® XP or later. Once you have met the above requirements, you are ready to startinstalling XenServer.

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XenServer Installation
To start the XenServer installation process, insert the XenServer CD into the CD drive of the host you want to install XenServer on. Then re-boot the host and follow the XenServer wizard to complete the installation process. Warning: Installing XenServer will overwrite all data on any hard drives that you select to use for the installation.Back up any data that you wish to preserve before proceeding. 1. Following the initial boot messages, select your keyboard layout. Click Ok. 2. When the Welcome to XenServer Setup screen is displayed, click Ok.

3. Read and accept the Citrix End User License Agreement (EULA).

4. Click Ok to begin the installation.

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5. If your host has multiple hard disks, choose a primary disk...
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