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!


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From: Malaysia VMware Community

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