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Hi,
I am new to citrix cloud platform,Using this platform I want to build a private cloud of mu own for the project purpose.
But I am not getting from where to start reading and implementing. Can anyone help me for creating private cloud using xen server? Do I need any other tools/soft to create private cloud using xen server.?If possible please provide any web link which I can refer.
Thank you.


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Erik Godin

Forgetting about networking for a moment, the following components are building blocks of a cloud using Citrix CloudPlatform:

At least a couple of host (physical) so you can create a XenServer pool
Two shared NFS exports: one for primary storage (VM DATA) the other one to serve as an ISO library
A server for the SSVM
A management server

*** You'll be able to combine some of those, i.e.: the management server could also have the NFS shares.

You'll want to start here:

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX136057

The following links will also be useful:

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX136060
http://support.citrix.com/product/xens/v6.2.0/

Of course, use the appropriate links for the versions you're using.

Edited by: erikgo on Sep 26, 2013 1:59 PM


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Are you going to use Citrix Cloud Platform or Apache Cloud Stack?

If the former then you could get the Citrix support involved to help you out.


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I am going to use Apache CloudStack for implementation.But I am not getting in Xenserver where my dom0 vm is,or I have to install new vm and give it dom0 privilege.Please suggest any solution?


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> {quote:title=chinmaysjaiswal@gmail.com wrote:}{quote}
> I am going to use Apache CloudStack for implementation. But I am not getting in Xenserver where my dom0 vm is,or I have to install new vm and give it dom0 privilege.Please suggest any solution?

In xsconsole, select "Local Command Shell" - this is the dom0. Also, when you ssh to a XenServer (if ssh is enabled) you still end up on the dom0.


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Thanks for help.....
Sir, how can we install software packages on dom0..I want to install snort IDS and other soft. packages on dom0.
I have configured VNC viewer on redhat VM in xenserver for gui support,But in dom0 ,It is not available.How could we enable gui in dom0.?


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> {quote:title=chinmaysjaiswal@gmail.com wrote:}{quote}
> Sir, how can we install software packages on dom0..I want to install snort IDS and other soft. packages on dom0.
> I have configured VNC viewer on redhat VM in xenserver for gui support,But in dom0 ,It is not available.How could we enable gui in dom0.?

It is not recommended to install any third party software packages on dom0. The resources available to dom0 are limited and we should let those resources be used for the purpose it is built, hypervisor controller.


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oh, So how can one monitor all the network traffic going through the sever? How security is maintained?


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oh, So how can one monitor all the network traffic going through the sever? How security is maintained?

 

 

tcpdump from the shell is one option although it's more of an "interactive" monitoring.  If you're looking for IPS capabilities you could always route your traffic with a hardware firewall  like a Cisco ASA with a security module instead of using a SystemVM router.


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