Create a virtual machine in XenCenter

This Article describe about how to Create a virtual machine in XenCenter.

1. Double-click Citrix XenCenter on the desktop, if it is not already open.
2. Click XenServer in XenCenter and then click New VM in the XenCenter toolbar.
3. Scroll the VM template list, click Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), and then click Next.
You are choosing the Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) standard template, because this standard template is the closest match to Windows Server 2012. You will install Windows Server 2012 on this VM.



4. Type Name of server in the Name field and then click Next.
This is the name used to identify the virtual machine in XenCenter. It is not the DNS name or the computer name associated with the VM.


5. Select Install from ISO library or DVD drive, select Windows_Server_2012_64bit.iso in the ISO field, and then click Next.
The ISO files are stored in an ISO library that was pre-created and contains all of the installation images required for this course.


6. Select Place the VM on this server and then click Next.
If you had a pool of XenServer hosts, you could elect to not assign a home server. This allows the VM to be agile meaning it can run on any XenServer in the pool. In order to not assign a home server, you must have multiple XenServer hosts in a pool and create the VM on shared storage.


7. Verify that 1 or as per requirement vCPU is selected.
The number of vCPUs depends on the workload and should not exceed the logical cores within the hardware. The limit is 16 vCPUs per VM.


8. Type 8192 in the Memory field or as per your requirement and then click Next.
The recommended minimum amount of memory for Windows Server 2008 R2 is 1024MB. The recommended minimum amount of memory for Windows Server 2012 is 2048MB.



9. Verify that Use these virtual disks and Local storage are selected and then click Next.


10. Click Add > Select Network > Click Add> Click Next> Review the settings for this VM for accuracy.
If changes need to be made, use the Previous button to return to previous pages.

Here you can change your network settings like Vlan by clicking on Properties.

11. Verify that Start the new VM automatically is selected and then click Finish.
You may not want to start a VM automatically if you will not need it immediately or if you want to configure multiple VMs before making them available.