Any standard x86_64 computer with at least 3 Ethernet PIFs.
XenServer, Version 6.5, Service Pack 1
This tutorial requires the following IP-based services to already be available:
While this is a slightly more complex scenario than Scenario #1 it does illustrate how XenServer might typically be utilized in an IT environment: The consolidation of hosts to provide for the efficient, reliable operation of multiple IP-based services in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment.
This tutorial makes the standard set of assumptions:
- The NAS system (i.e., NFS) has enough capacity to host all of the guests’ VHD’s.
- The available memory of the virtualization platform has enough capacity to host all of the guests plus 2 GB of RAM for the hypervisor.
- The virtualization platform’s network uplink and the network infrastructure both have enough capacity for all of the guests’ network demands.
- Tutorial #1 – Resource Pool Creation and Basic Configuration
- Tutorial #2 – Bonding Network Interfaces
- Tutorial #3 – Configuring High Availability for the Resource Pool – Coming soon!