Virtualization With XenServer 5.5.0 - Page 4
4 Creating A Virtual Machine
This is a short example how you can create a virtual machine with XenCenter. Click on New VM:
The New VM wizard comes up. Select the guest operating system (e.g. Debian Lenny):
Enter a name and description (optional) for the VM:
Now you must specify the location of the installation media. Unfortunately at the time of release the Official Debian installation CD and DVD ISO images did not contain a XenServer-compatible kernel and therefore cannot be used with XenServer (see http://community.citrix.com/display/xs/Debian+Lenny). Therefore I select Install URL (instead of Physical DVD Drive) and type in the URL http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/:
Specify the number of virtual CPUs and the amount of memory for the VM:
Specify the virtual disks for the VM:
On the next page you can add or remove virtual network interfaces. Normally the default settings are ok:
Finally click on Finish. The VM will then be created on the XenServer host...
... and you should see the following screen. Click on XenServer Tools not installed:
Click on Install XenServer Tools:
Afterwards you should see the Debian installer, and you can set up a Debian Lenny guest just as you would do on a physical system:
Afterwards you can start using your first XenServer VM!
- XenServer: http://www.citrix.com/xenserver/download