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Old 11-25-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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Post Xen 6.2 (Citrix)


Hello.
How are you?
I want to install Xen on my server and I have a server with 8TB HDDs, I created 10GB partition for installing Xen and created three Raid 5 partitions ( 2TB, 2TB and 2.4 TB), I want to know is 10GB enough for installing Xen?
I have a concern and it is License, Is Xen center free?
How can I manage Citrix Xen under Linux?

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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Hello.
How are you?
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I want to install Xen on my server and I have a server with 8TB HDDs, I created 10GB partition for installing Xen and created three Raid 5 partitions ( 2TB, 2TB and 2.4 TB), I want to know is 10GB enough for installing Xen?
If XenServer is going to the the only O/S on the server then let it recreate the partitions.
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I have a concern and it is License, Is Xen center free?
Current version is free
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How can I manage Citrix Xen under Linux?
Sorry, I use Windows to manage all my XenServers.
 
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If XenServer is going to the the only O/S on the server then let it recreate the partitions.
Current version is free
Sorry, I use Windows to manage all my XenServers.
Thanks very much for your reply.
About Linux, I found "http://sourceforge.net/projects/openxenmanager/"

I want to Install Xen on 10GB drive and virtualization Linux and Windows on my 2TB partitions, It is logical in your idea?
 
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Just looking at one of my production servers, the default installation for XenServer is to create a ~4Gb partition for Xen to run in with the rest being set up as storage repositories for the virtual hard disks.

Our preference for Linux guests is to create 32Gb virtual disk partitioned for / /boot and swap and install the OS on that, then if there are further space requirements we create additional virtual disks and mount them accordingly.

For example our file storage would have an additional 600Gb drive mounted as /datastore etc.

For Windows, we provision a single "C:" drive depending on the estimated space requirements of the server.
 
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Thank you.
Xen, didn't show my 16GB partition.I read Xen document and understand that Xen minimum partition size is 16 GB and recommended is 60 GB. I created a 60 GB partition and installed Xen on it.
I installed Sen center also but I can see my raid partitions , I guess that I must mount them. How can I do it?[COLOR="Silver"]

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I've no idea what document you're following to install Citrix XenServer, when I've done it I've used the default partitioning strategy and on the 15 or so XenServers I have they all have a 4Gb partition with the rest abstracted as storage.

Edit:Ahhh, to be honest, I haven't installed 6.2 so that may differ from 6.1.

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Old 11-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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I've no idea what document you're following to install Citrix XenServer, when I've done it I've used the default partitioning strategy and on the 15 or so XenServers I have they all have a 4Gb partition with the rest abstracted as storage.

Edit:Ahhh, to be honest, I haven't installed 6.2 so that may differ from 6.1.
How you can introduce your local hdd to Xen? Can you tell me how can I show my EXT3 partitions to Xen?
 
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How you can introduce your local hdd to Xen?
You can add hdd to the server same as any normal linux distribution and they will be visible within XenServer, if you want to create more SR space then this Citrix Support Article shows how to create a new SR on an hdd.


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Can you tell me how can I show my EXT3 partitions to Xen?
From your questions I'm guessing that you have an existing linux installation that you wish to run XenServer "on top" of leaving existing partitions to access data.

I've never had to work with existing partitions, at work we only ever install XenServer on "clean" machines, anything we want to transfer we've backed up first and re-imported (usually to a "guest").
 
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You can add hdd to the server same as any normal linux distribution and they will be visible within XenServer, if you want to create more SR space then this Citrix Support Article shows how to create a new SR on an hdd.


From your questions I'm guessing that you have an existing linux installation that you wish to run XenServer "on top" of leaving existing partitions to access data.

I've never had to work with existing partitions, at work we only ever install XenServer on "clean" machines, anything we want to transfer we've backed up first and re-imported (usually to a "guest").
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