1.4 Installing the Virtualization Host Server

  1. Install SLES 10 SP1 (see the SLES 10 Installation and Administration Guide .

    During the SLES 10 SP1 installation, do the following:

    • Install the minimal packages necessary for SLES, including the Xen Virtual Machine Host Server package. (For best performance, the host server should be running only packages required for virtualization.)

    • Turn off the firewall.

    • Make sure to use ifup, not Network Manager.

  2. Get the latest updates for SLES 10 SP1. Use YaST > Software > Online Update or click the Software Updater on the taskbar.

    NOTE:To get updates, you must register with Novell Customer Center.