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OES 2 SP3 Server Installation on XenServer


July 1, 2011 1:49 pm

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OES 2 SP3 Server installation on XenServer
Parimala B S

Table of Contents

     Post installation
     Pre installation


This document will help you in the installation of OES 2 SP3 Server on XenServer.


This document will guide you on how to create a Virtual Machine of OES 2 SP3 server with XenServer. It describes two methods of getting the OES 2 SP3 server up and running on XenServer.



Before starting the installation of OES 2 SP3, ensure you have met the following prerequisites:

  • XenServer installed.
  • XenCenter installed.
  • ISO of SLES10 SP3.
  • ISO of OES 2 SP3.
  • Windows File Share (CIFS).
  • IP address.

         One IP address on a subnet

         Subnet mask

         Default gateway


Steps to Add XenServer:

  1. Open XenCenter
  2. Click on Add.

  3. Enter the credentials of XenServer.

Steps to create a new data store:

  1. Add a new data store to the XenServer.

  2. Click on New Storage on Xen control

  3. Select Windows File Sharing.
  4. Click Next.

  5. Specify a name for the data store.
  6. Specify the name of the CIFS share.
  7. Click Finish.
Note: Copy the SLES-10-SP3 ISO in the CIFS share before starting the installation.

Steps to Creating VM:

  1. In XenCenter, Right click on the XenServer.
  2. Select New VM.

  3. In the New VM window select the VM template of SUSE-Enterprise-Server-10-SP3.

  4. Click on Next.
  5. Specify a name for the VM.

  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the SLES installation media from the CIFS share.
    Note: You can provide the installation URL if you want to install from the network.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Select home server for the VM (Home server is XEN server where you want to install the VM).

  10. Click Next.
  11. Specify the number of CPU’s and the memory you want to allocate.

  12. Click Next.
  13. Add Storage.

  14. Click Next.
  15. Select the Network.

  16. Click Next.
  17. Verify all the data.

  18. Click Finish.

Post installation

After completing the creation of the VM, start the VM and complete the SLES 10 SP3 installation. To start the OES 2 SP3 installation you need to ensure that the SSH or VNC server and an X display manager are installed on the VM and properly configured. Copy the OES 2 SP3 ISO in the SLES10 SP3 server. From VNC or from any Linux box SSH to SLES VM and follow the below link to complete the OES 2 SP3 installation.

OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide

Pre installation

After completing the creation of the VM, start the VM. It displays the YaST screen, Click on “Abort”.

In the YaST screen click on “Abort Installation”.

It displays an error message, Click OK.

The Main Window is displayed. Select Start Installation or System and Click OK.

Follow the below link to complete the OES 2 SP3 installation:

OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide


The above procedure will complete the SLES 10 SP3 and OES 2 SP3 installation.

Follow the below link to complete the OES 2 SP3 configuration.

OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide


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1 Comment

  1. By:intellium

    What I like to do :

    In step 7 in your guide, pass the kernel parameters to do a VNC install.

    vnc=1 vncpassword=novell ssh=1 sshpassword=novell hostip= nameserver= gateway=

    Then when the installation starts up, just access it using your favorite VNC client, or connect to the java VNC console @

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