PacktLib: Implementing Citrix XenServer Quickstarter

Implementing Citrix XenServer Quickstarter

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Getting to Know Xen

Life without virtualization

What is virtualization?

History of Xen and XenServer

How XenServer works

Benefits of Citrix XenServer

Requirements for XenServer

What is XenCenter?

Summary

Installing and Starting XenServer

Downloading and installing XenServer

Installing XenServer

Installing XenCenter

Connecting XenCenter and XenServer

Summary

Licensing XenServer and XenCenter

XenServer licensing

Activating the free license

Activating the non-free license

Managing the XenServer host

Resource pools

Summary

XenServer Storage Repositories

Storage technologies and protocols

Storage protocols

Storage objects in XenServer

Storage attributes

Creating a storage repository

Creating an ISO library

Summary

Playing with VMs

Virtual machines using templates

XenServer Tools

Creating new templates

Importing templates

Cloning VMs and templates

Summary

Managing Virtual Machines

Managing storage, memory, and networking

Importing and exporting virtual machines

Virtual machine snapshots

Introduction to vApps

Summary

Networking in XEN

The XenServer networking concept

Network types and objects

Summary

Advanced Concepts

Introduction to XenConvert

High Availability

Distributed vSwitch Controller

Workload Balancing

Role-based administration control

Summary

Index