Monday, 18 October 2010

creating a xen windows vm

Create the image of the windows server installation cd using:

#dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/windowssrv2k3.iso

0. In your workstation terminal type:
#ssh -X user@systemname

1. first create a partition for the disk using lvm command:

#lvcreate --size 50G --name winshared01_root XenVolGroup01

2. Create a configuration directory /xen/winshared01

3. virt-install --prompt

4. edit the configuration file by changing "boot" from 'c' to 'd'. Also change "sdl" value from 0 to 1 and also "vnc" value from 1 to 0 and adding cdrom as to point to windows image

5. then start the domU using
#xm create winshared01

6. Follow the instructions in windows installation screen

To delete volume group:

lvremove -f /dev/XenVolGroup01/winshared01_root

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