Virtualization With XenServer Express 5.0.0 - 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 Etch):

Enter a name and description (optional) for the VM:

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 can see a progress bar for the creation process in the lower right corner. The creation can take a few minutes, so please be patient.

Afterwards, the VM will boot automatically if you have chosen so at the end of the New VM wizard:

You should switch to the Console tab. At the end of the first boot process, you will be asked a few question in the console so that the VM gets configured to your likings:

Afterwards you can start using your first XenServer VM!


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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By: Malaysia VMware Community

Overall, I would said VMware ESX still my first choice. Please feel free to look at my review about Citrix XenServer.