Installing Xentools on Ubuntu 13.04 desktop on Citrix XenServer 6.2 hypervisor

When I installed ubuntu 13.04 desktop on a Citrix Xenserver 6.2 hypervisor I could not use XenMotion to live migrate the vm from one hypervisor to another since the xentools could not be installed via gui. The problem solved by running the following commands on a terminal session on ubuntu desktop (this works with the server edition as well).

First mount the dvddrive to xentools.iso on xencenter gui or by executing:

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt

on a terminal console. Then run:

cd <mounted path>/Linux (in our case cd /mnt/Linux)

and

ls -la (to see the included packages) and finally

sudo dpkg -i ./<the package>.deb (there are 2 different versions for i386 and amd64 architectures)

and reboot the vm.

in my example I run sudo dpkg -i ./xe-guest-utilities_6.2.0-1120_i386.deb on my i5 box.

Depackaging xentools

Depackaging xentools

Now you are ready to suspend the vm or enable xenmotion and migrate the ubuntu virtual machine to another host.

Ubuntu vm live migration

Ubuntu vm live migration

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2 thoughts on “Installing Xentools on Ubuntu 13.04 desktop on Citrix XenServer 6.2 hypervisor

    • Hello, what do you mean? Just like any other OS using the ISO image. I didn’t meet any problems during the installation of Ubuntu 13.0.4 version.

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