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Hi

We want to install windows 2008 server on a Debian 6 xen server. This server hosts two linux servers. There's memory and cpu available for this windows. The CPU also has the feature xen needs to install windows on it:

# xm dmesg
(XEN) HVM: VMX enabled
So, the questions are:

1- Do  need to buy a special windows 2008 server readu for virtualization?
2- If yes, Where I can buy this version?

Thanks.
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Question by:sminfo
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ID: 36524965
Any version of Windows 2008 will be suitable for installation. (except OEM).
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ID: 36524974
Just mount/attach the ISO (iso of the cdrom) to the virtual machine, boot the VM, and continue with the installation.
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by:sminfo
ID: 36524988
Hi

OK, do I need some extra software, drivers or whatever to get windows 2008 running on my xen server?

Thanks.
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ID: 36525056
No, you just need to install the XenServer Tools after you have completed the installation.

For each VM:

    Log on to pXenCenterComputer and click Start > All Programs > Citrix XenCenter.
    Start the VM on which you are going to install XenServer Tools and log on.
    In the XenCenter resources pane, select the VM and click VM > Install XenServer Tools on the menu bar.
    Click the Console tab in the properties pane to access the VM desktop and click Install XenServer Tools in the Install XenServer Tools dialog box.
    Read and accept the license agreement, and click Next.
    On the Choose Install Location page, accept the default location and click Install.
    When the installation is complete, select Reboot now and click Finish. The tools are installed when the VM restarts.
    To finalize the installation of the operating systems, apply all the recommended Microsoft updates after you have finished creating the VMs.


See here

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xendesktop-bdx/cds-eval-install-xenserver-tools-bdx.html
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by:sminfo
ID: 36525103

But, I don't use xen-citrix, I use xen.org the open source http://www.xen.org/

I have read on google that if you use xen.org it's not easy as citrix.. that's what I ask on this forum..

Thanks..
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ID: 36525150
It's the same you just install the XenServer Tools after you have completed the installation.

If you look at the http://www.xen.org/, you will also see it states

Copyright 2005-2011
Citrix Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This site is hosted by Citrix.
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by:sminfo
ID: 36525288
hanccocka,

believe me.. I have never heard before I could use the xen-critix tools on xen.org. Maybe I'm not up2date with xen's stuff, sorry If I'm wrong. I tried to download XenServer Tools but no sucess. Please, can you tell me where to get it?

Also, the xen-dom0 has not xwindows install, is it necessary to get  install and get windows 2008 running?

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ID: 36525463
You don't use the Xen Citrix Tools, but you need to install the Xen Tools after you have installed the OS. (to improve performance)
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by:sminfo
ID: 36525504
Umm.. got it... so to finish the question.. where can I get the xenserver tools?
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ID: 36525563
Incorprated into Xen Server, when you connect to Xen Server to control the VM Server, you install the tools.
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by:sminfo
ID: 36525645
:-) hanccocka.. really sorry but don't get you... why do you talked about xen server? What I have is a debian 6 running a xen4 kernel:

# uname -a
2.6.32-5-xen-amd64

#xm list
Name                                           ID   Mem VCPUs      State   Time(s)
Domain-0                                     0  4602     4     r----- 152561.1
integ                                            8  2048     4     -b----  23880.3
serv                                             21  2048     4     -b---- 118160.3

# xm info
host                   : xenCE
release                : 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64
version                : #1 SMP Wed Jan 12 05:46:49 UTC 2011
machine                : x86_64

I have not citrix xen server  anywhere here, so I can't get the xen server tools. Sorry again, but I believe there's a misunderstanding here.

Do you understand me? Or I'am I wrong?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 36525693
Ah! completely different beast!

Back to your original question, as we've gone off topic.

"Any version of Windows 2008 will be suitable for installation. (except OEM).".

I believe your original question has been answered, if this question has been helpful please assign points. If you require further assistance with the installation of Windows 2008 on please post a related question.
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