To install XenServer, the installation ISOs must be downloaded from the Citrix site: http://www.citrix.com/
Download the Product Installer and the Linux Guest Support images. By default, XenServer only supports Windows Guests, so the Linux Guest Support ISO must be downloaded too if you plan to deploy Linux images.
Optionally, XenCenter can be downloaded and installed on another machine so you can manage XenServer from a user-friendly interface.
After you have downloaded the images, refer to the XenServer official installation instructions to install it on the cloud node. You can find them in the XenServer Documentation Index.
With a default installation, the xapi daemon can crash because of lack of free disk space. To avoid this problem, connect to XenServer with SSH and modify /etc/logrotate.d/xapi adding "rotate 5" and "size 100M".
The Remote Services appliance will access XenServer through port 443.
|XenCenter||Not integrated but compatible with Abiquo|
|Live VM Migration with XenMotion|
|Live Storage Migration with Storage XenMotion|
|Host Failure Protection with High Availability||Abiquo supports XenServer HA|
|Performance Reporting and Alerting|
Abiquo monitoring and metrics
|Remote Access||Administrator only|
LVM, EXT3, NFS,
|Persistent Virtual |
|Storage Live Migration||XenMotion|