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From Kirk Kosinski <>
Subject Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 14.04 on XenServer 6.0.2 with CS 4.1.1? templates in general?
Date Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:08:00 GMT
The problem is that installing Ubuntu (any version) from ISO is not
supported by XenServer.  Using the "Other" (not "Other PV") OS Type will
allow it, but the result is an HVM mode VM which has disadvantages (poor
performance, no XS Tools, no live migration).  The supported way to
install Ubuntu on XenServer is a network-based installation, but this is
not possible to do through CloudStack.

My usual recommendation is to do a supported installation of Ubuntu on a
standalone XenServer to get a PV mode VM, export the VHD, and import it
as a template to CloudStack.  If no XenServer host is unavailable,
install one in VirtualBox on a laptop and setup a PV mode Ubuntu VM
there.  It is possible to convert an HVM mode VM to PV mode, but it is
an error prone and time consuming process, so it is usually better to
build the in PV mode to begin with.

Best regards,

On 09/05/2013 06:03 AM, Travis Graham wrote:
> We ran into that issue as well. Had to select Other 64 bit to make things
> work. I want to say there was one other gotcha. But I'm not at my laptop
> and can't remember.
> We did get a 12.04.3 instance up and created a template to use for spinning
> up other instances.
> Travis
> On Thursday, September 5, 2013, Rafael Weingartner wrote:
>> I am trying to create a VM from ISO, I am using the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but,
>> the error that I am getting is different.
>> I am using xen 4.1 over Ubuntu server 12.10 and XCP
>> 2013/9/5 Shanker Balan < <javascript:;>>
>>> On 05-Sep-2013, at 3:43 PM, France < <javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>>>> Hi all.
>>>> has anyone successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 14.04 LTS on
>>> XenServer 6.0.2 with CS 4.1.1?
>>>> If so, how was it done? Maybe you shoud share the template with us? :-)
>>>> Officially only 10.* is supported:
>>>> On a related notes, is there a site with XenServer templates where one
>>> cloud find such a template?
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> F.
>>> Hi France,
>>> Can you retry after setting the OS type to "other"?
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