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Allocating a BMS

To deploy XenServer on BMS, you must create a multi-NIC Windows BMS and install XenCenter on it. The BMS functions as the management node of the virtualization cluster. Create a multi-NIC XenServer BMS (single-node scenario) or multiple multi-NIC XenServer BMSs (cluster scenario) used to provision service VMs.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Choose Service List > Computing > Bare Metal Server.

    The BMS console is displayed.

  3. Click Allocate BMS in the upper right corner.
  4. Configure the BMS specifications.
    NOTE:

    For detailed parameters, see Allocating a BMS.

    • Flavor: Select a flavor of BMSs with multiple NICs, for example, physical.m2.medium. This flavor provides two NICs. A 10GE NIC with two ports connects to the VPC and a 10GE extended NIC with two ports supports high-speed communication between BMSs.

    • Image: Select a Windows public image, for example, Enterprise_Windows_STD_2012R2_BMS.

    • VPC and NIC: Select the VPC created in section Preparing for the Deployment and add an extension NIC.

  5. Click Allocate Now.

    After about 10 minutes, the BMS is created and its status changes to Running.

  6. Log in to the BMS using the MSTSC password and install XenCenter.

    For the software package and installation method, visit the official Citrix website.

  7. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to create a XenServer BMS.
    • Flavor: Select a flavor of BMSs with multiple NICs.
    • Image: Select the XenServer private image registered in section Preparing for the Deployment.
    • VPC and NIC: Select the VPC created in section Preparing for the Deployment and add an extension NIC.
    • Login Mode: If you select the key pair mode, set the password of user root after your first login.
    • Quantity: Enter 1 for the single node scenario. Set this parameter as required for the cluster scenario.