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 Therefore I select Install URL (instead of Physical DVD Drive) and type in the URL

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!


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