Import the Workload Balancing Virtual Appliance

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.

  1. Open XenCenter.
  2. Right-click on the pool or host to which the virtual appliance is to be imported.
  3. Select Import.
  4. Browse to the vpx-wlb.xva package.
  5. Select the pool or home server on which the virtual appliance will run.
    1. If a pool is selected, the VM will automatically start on the most suitable host in the pool.
    2. 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.
      1. If a home server is selected, the virtual appliance cannot be managed with Workload Balancing.
  6. Choose a storage repository on which to store the virtual disk for the Workload Balancing virtual appliance.
    1. The storage repository must have a minimum of 4GB of free space.
    2. Local or shared storage may be chosen.
      1. If local storage is chosen, the virtual appliance cannot be managed with Workload Balancing.
  7. Define the virtual interface(s) for the Workload Balancing virtual appliance.
    1. In XenServer 6.0, Workload Balancing is designed to communicate on a single virtual interface.
  8. Choose a network that can access the pool for which Workload Balancing will manage.
  9. Keep the Start VM(s) after import checkbox selected.
  10. Click Finish to import the virtual appliance.
  11. 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.

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