The following is how to import the Workload Balancing virtual appliance in XenServer 6.0, in a nutshell. Based on the Citrix XenServer Workload Balancing 6.0 Quick Start guide, from Citrix Support.
- Open XenCenter.
- Right-click on the pool or host to which the virtual appliance is to be imported.
- Select Import.
- Browse to the vpx-wlb.xva package.
- Select the pool or home server on which the virtual appliance will run.
- If a pool is selected, the VM will automatically start on the most suitable host in the pool.
- If a home server is selected, the home server will be used to start up the VM and to provide resources such as local storage.
- If a home server is selected, the virtual appliance cannot be managed with Workload Balancing.
- Choose a storage repository on which to store the virtual disk for the Workload Balancing virtual appliance.
- The storage repository must have a minimum of 4GB of free space.
- Local or shared storage may be chosen.
- If local storage is chosen, the virtual appliance cannot be managed with Workload Balancing.
- Define the virtual interface(s) for the Workload Balancing virtual appliance.
- In XenServer 6.0, Workload Balancing is designed to communicate on a single virtual interface.
- Choose a network that can access the pool for which Workload Balancing will manage.
- Keep the Start VM(s) after import checkbox selected.
- Click Finish to import the virtual appliance.
- After the Workload Balancing .xva file finishes importing, the Workload Balancing virtual machine appears in the Resource pane in XenCenter.
For a more in depth look, with images, see the Citrix XenServer Workload Balancing 6.0 Quick Start guide.