Some notes on installing Linux VMs on XenServer without XenCenter (on VMware)
I found and find XenServer quite perplexing. Because I did not install the Windows maintainance console, I am left with the XenServer Configuration console, which has a possibility to enter the command line shell. I currently believe there is no way to create a virtual machine with the XenServer Configuration console, which I find kinda idiotic...
Important first steps, when the XenServer has booted up for the first time:
- Enter the shell
- Mount the support Linux Guest Support image: mkdir /tmp/xxx ; mount /dev/cdrom /tmp/xxx ; cd /tmp/xxx ; ./install.sh
- Check the templates installed with xe template-list, note the names.
- Install a VM with xe vm-install template-name="Debian Squeeze 6.0 (32-bit)" new-name-label="Debian Linux Test"
- exit back to the XenServer Configuration console
- Check Virtual Machines/All VMs that your VMware is there.
Looks OK, but the VM won't start, most likely because I am testing this in VMware.