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Installing Citrix XenTools 6.2 on CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final) from command line

Installing Citrix XenTools 6.2 on CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final) from command line

Mount the Xe-Tools.iso from XenServer

SSH to the CentOS Linux system

Mount the Xen Tools:

  • cd /mnt
  • mkdir xe-tools
  • mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/xe-tools
  • verify the xe-tools contents:

 

    [root@centOSSys1 /]# ls /mnt/xe-tools
    AUTORUN.INF              citrixguestagentx86.msi  citrixvssx86.msi         citrixxendriversx86.msi  dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe  installwizard.msi  README.txt
    citrixguestagentx64.msi  citrixvssx64.msi         citrixxendriversx64.msi  copyright.txt            EULA_DRIVERS                 Linux              xenlegacy.exe
    [root@centOSSys1 /]# ls /mnt/cdrom/Linux/
    debian-lenny  versions.deb                             xe-guest-utilities_6.2.0-1120_i386.deb    xe-guest-utilities-xenstore-6.2.0-1120.i386.rpm
    install.sh    versions.rpm                             xe-guest-utilities-6.2.0-1120.i386.rpm    xe-guest-utilities-xenstore-6.2.0-1120.x86_64.rpm
    rhel4x        xe-guest-utilities_6.2.0-1120_amd64.deb  xe-guest-utilities-6.2.0-1120.x86_64.rpm  xe-linux-distribution
    [root@centOSSys1 /]#
  • Run the install.sh script: /mnt/xe-tools/Linux/install.sh
  • [root@centOSSys1 ]# ./install.sh
    Detected `CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final)’ (centos version 6).
    The following changes will be made to this Virtual Machine:
    * update arp_notify sysctl.conf.
    * packages to be installed/upgraded:
    – xe-guest-utilities-6.2.0-1120.x86_64.rpm
    – xe-guest-utilities-xenstore-6.2.0-1120.x86_64.rpm
    Continue? [y/n] y
    Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
    1:xe-guest-utilities-xens########################################### [ 50%]
    2:xe-guest-utilities ########################################### [100%]
    You should now reboot this Virtual Machine.
    [root@centOSSys1 ]#

  • Now restart the VM: shutdown –r now
  • Post restart verify it using the same script:
  • [root@centOSSys1 /]# /mnt/cdrom/Linux/install.sh
    Detected `CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final)’ (centos version 6).
    The following changes will be made to this Virtual Machine:
      * packages to be installed/upgraded:
        – xe-guest-utilities-6.2.0-1120.x86_64.rpm
        – xe-guest-utilities-xenstore-6.2.0-1120.x86_64.rpm
    Continue? [y/n] y
    Preparing…                ########################################### [100%]
            package xe-guest-utilities-xenstore-6.2.0-1120.x86_64 is already installed
            package xe-guest-utilities-6.2.0-1120.x86_64 is already installed
    [root@centOSSys1 /]#

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