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CENTOS on XEN with VMWare Fusion Install

May 30, 2014

Hi All,

I got XEN on Centos 6.5 as nested VM running in VMWare Fusion 6.03 running , here is how to Install.

Download latest CENTOS ISO Image , I used : CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso

Startup VMWare Fusion , goto Virtual Machine Library Window , add New , goto more Options , select create a custom virtual machine , continue .

Choose Operating System select VMWare ESX , then ESX 5i , continue .

Choose Virtual Disk (no changes ) , continue .

Finish Window select : Customize Setting , SAVE AS pop up , choose your name , I used XEN1 , save .

Settings Window , attach Install Boot Iso as CD , select CD/DVD Drive , switch to on , select your Boot Image File for this was (CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso)  in the autodect bar .

Startup the VM .

Select Install or Upgrade CentOS , do your settings (disk, language , ..)  , I selected on the end the Basic Sever Installation .

Before you install Xen please make sure you have enough Memory assigned to VM ( on my Mac Air with 8GB it assigned 4GB of Memory and 2 cores ) 

No do Xen Install ( used : http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Xen/Xen4QuickStart ) , make sure you have a network running 

yum install centos-release-xen

yum install xen 

Setup Grup for Xen 

/usr/bin/grub-bootxen.sh

reboot . 

Everything done