11.1 Introduction

There are many reasons to install NetWare 6.5 SP8 on virtual machines, such as:

To simplify the process of installing virtualization software, the SLES 10 SP4 software includes Xen Virtual Machine Host Server as a primary server function that you can select when installing SLES 10 SP4 as a virtualization host server.

Selecting this pattern installs the Xen host server software, which enables the server to boot the Xen version of the SLES 10 SP4 operating system kernel. It also installs utilities for preparing and creating virtual machines.

After the host server is up and running, you can then create a virtual machine and install NetWare 6.5 SP8 as a guest operating system.