DustinB Danp Yeah going to try new fresh install tomorrow. Going to work on this when I get in. But I know before I left last night there was an error in the log. So bloody simple to lol. Carl Holzhauer if you're reading this, this is the "Community" edition, all features that we have access too, are enabled and free for you to use.
XOA is the paid appliance you would get from xen-orchestra. It kind of mimics ESXi's licensing model sadly. Tried updating to the latest version of XO earlier today and ran into a few issues, such as the following warning Turns out that the the Yarn public key was expiring soon and they've issued a new key as described here.
Haven't figured out the proper way to resolve this as part of the update script. However, I have tried both of the following with success After upgrading to Yarn 1. For me, all that remains is. I haven't had much time to work on this install for the past several months.
Sid Yes, the following should do it. I would start with Ubuntu I'll let you know if there are any snags. I use a Adaptec raid controller and I keep having issues with it. Can you provide a link to the github of it and we can look into it.
Also post any information in a code block. Looks like XCP-ng has already reached it's stretch goal for "bundled gluster support. Only if you are running the pre-built appliance XOA. There isn't an updater available in the GUI when built from source.
Not enough details here to know how to help. You could post the output from the console window showing the results from running the above command.The installation and update scripts for Xen Orchestra were written by DustinB; I'm using information from a few different sources to make an easy to follow guide.
I used Ubuntu Server If you're not comfortable with Linux I suggest you do the same so you can use the same commands without modification. Otherwise, feel free to use your own flavor. Download the Linux ISO and save it in a shared windows folder. If you use your local workstation be sure to not interrupt your computer's connectivity while the ISO is mounted.
Check the box next to "Use different user name" and enter windows credentials with access to the shared folder with the username in the following format: username MyLocalDomainName. If no files are listed click "Rescan.
Name your VM something profound and click "Next" again.
In the "Install from ISO library I originally used 2 vCPUs 1 socket with 2 core per socket with MB and it worked fine but then later increased it to MB and found my backups seemed to run a little faster. Don't sweat it too much, you can always change this later. XCP Center will suggest some virtual hard drive settings. Click on the new VM then click the "Console" tab to view it doing its thing.
I suggest changing DHCP to a static ip address at this point.
How to Setup Xen Orchestra Community Edition (Free)
When you reach the Software Selection screen scroll to the bottom then "Continue. I strongly suggest taking a snapshot "Snapshots" tab then "Take Snapshot" after the VM comes back up so you can quickly roll back any accidental misconfiguration.
If you configured a static ip address in the installation process skip to step 5. If you didn't or you need to change the address we can do it now. Login to the VM's console using the username and password you created then enter the following command to gain root access: sudo bash then enter the password again. Use the ifconfig command to view the name of your network interfaces: ifconfig You should see something like eth0: or ens just ignore lo:. Use this name in place of eth0 below if it is something different.
Change the text so it looks like the text below with your own networking settings but with the lines indented the number of spaces as the number in the parenthesis don't enter the parenthesis or the number at the end of each line. See pic. This file describes the network interfaces available on your system For more information, see netplan 5.
Then enter the following command to make the changes effective: cloud-init clean. Ping the address from your workstation to make sure it responds and then silently bask in your ascendance from your previous Windows-Admin-Only Self.
How To Install Xen Orchestra (With All Features) And Update It
You can and probably should copy and paste the more complex commands from this guide; use a right-click to paste the copied text into Putty.
Note that as network changes are made to the VM you'll likely have your Putty session disconnected. When this happens give it a bit then right click the title bar and click "restart session" to reconnect. Login to the SSH session with the username and credentials you already created and use the following command to get root access: sudo bash Then enter the following command to update Linux: apt-get upgrade -y; apt-get autoremove -y and wait for the update to finish.
It will take awhile; don't worry if it appears to be stuck at the "Successfully compiled Just be patient and keep waiting. While the initial installation will work okay Git will complain during updates if you don't select an email address and username.
It doesn't have to be a real email address or username; a fake one will work fine. Enter the following commands with your own fake information to make it happy: git config --global user. Update XOCE to bring it up to latest version and enable some extra features. I suggest taking a snapshot before updating XOCE.Published by Stephan on May 10, May 10, At our school we use Citrix Hypervisor formerly XenServer soon xcp-ng to virtualize our school server and other applications.
Citrix provides XenCenter, a management tool for Windows. With it you can easily manage all virtual machines and make settings on the Citrix Hypervisor. Another possibility is Xen Orchestra. It is a web-based tool that can do much more than XenCenter.
On the website you can download a completely configured appliance. This is however strongly limited by the features you have approx. Therefore I would like to give you a little tip how to install Xen Orchestra — with all features of the Enterprice and Premium Edition. Xen Orchestra is an open source project, so you can take the source code and install it yourself. You can find the instructions in the official documentation. On Github you will also find an installation script which performs the installation automatically.
With this you can install Xen Orchestra in a few steps. On a fresh Ubuntu LTS server you only have to execute the following commands:. Actually every version brings some new features, which extend or facilitate the work with the XenServer or xcp-ng. The author of the installation script provides another script for the updates. It can also be found on Github.
Xen Orchestra is a great project. Our XenServer is easy to manage. These two scripts made our lives a lot easier. A big thank you to Jarli01!
I'm a teacher and IT system administrator in an international school.Im looking for a web based management console for Xen Server 7. Im running several servers and I just feel that a web based client will be just perfect XenCenter is good though.
And just looking in the XOA docs how this works it looks like you can build your own Xen Orchestra Management Server and run the web ui from the too? Yes you can, you can install the free version any time. We know loads of people who self host for free. Dustin and I even wrote installers for doing it yourself. Use the above mentioned installation script on a current installation of Ubuntu and you'll be golden. Scottthis is just really good news for the communityI already subscribed to the project and i hope it will replace Citrix XenServer soon.
Since I havent fix the sudo bugI'm currently running the web server in port 80 as rootwhich is not recommended. I will go ahead and do it now in Ubuntu so i can run the web server as a elevated user and not root. I still cant see the manage button next to each answeris this still the way to mark the best answer? To continue this discussion, please ask a new question. Get answers from your peers along with millions of IT pros who visit Spiceworks.
Hey everyone, Im looking for a web based management console for Xen Server 7. Is this possibleis it free to self host this tool?
Sincerely, Alvaro Lamadrid. Best Answer. Pure Capsaicin. Popular Topics in Virtualization. Which of the following retains the information it's storing when the system power is turned off?
Scott and Dustin, Thank you so much for this contribution to the Xen hypervisor. Got it to run in Debian 9. Thank you for everything again.
Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Scott Alan Miller wrote: alvarolamadrid wrote: Scott and Dustin, Thank you so much for this contribution to the Xen hypervisor. I'm really excited for this - their crowdfunding is progressing very quickly. It's really close, and their Kickstarter is going gangbusters, too. SpiceworkWhy I cant mark any of this answers as best answer?
As the original topic to install XO is quite long, and has a lot of history now is as good a time as any to create a new thread on how to both install and update your XO installations.
Here you can find the github repo where the installation script is kept and updated to meet any new requirements of XOA.
To update and to enable some functionality, if you run the below you'll get the ability to import your configuration settings. DustinB Actually, no need to switch branches and perform the multiple updates. You can accomplish the same thing by using the -f option to force a rebuild.
Danp yeah I figured as much, the switch branch works and is my default. The link you posted goes to yours, but the instructions use his. Just because you like to make things harder than necessary doesn't justify you passing that on to everyone else. Once you have XO installed, you run the above command to update your existing installation, right? By using the force option or switch build if you want to go to next-release or back to stable the scripts enable the ability to import your configuration from any other XO installations you may have.
BRRABill If you are running the installation for the first time on a system, it will be current, but without the enabled functionality. But I mean you recommend this over the straight "updating" the olivier describes on the XO site. Recently olivier and his team enabled the use of Yarn you can find instructions here on how to install this and then upgrade as you have in the past. Or you can export your settings, and create a new installation, with Yarn packed in. From there just import your configuration settings.
The Yarn package does a better job of managing NPM, so we had to update the installation process, along with determine a way that we could install Yarn into existing systems. DustinB - I just signed up to say a massive thank you for this - I've been struggling with the previous instructions and going round in circles with no success.
I've now used your script to build successfully on a ubuntu I did find a couple of issues along the way - firstly, is there a typo in the command line? I think the correct path should be github.
Secondly, on my system at least, yarn wasn't installed, so the first run of the script failed - it was an easy enough correction to make, but could be checked and covered within the script? Anyway, thanks again. Looks like the actual command to install is missing. Danp - Yes, that's what I ended up doing. Might just be worth either adding to the script if that doesn't cause other issues or at least warning for noobs like me? I'm sure DustinB will get it fixed up shortly.
I've updated the script sorry, not sure how I forgot the yarn install portion Also noelweston welcome to the community, and I'm glad that I made your life a bit easier. Hi DustinB I am trying to update the xo community install however after running the script successfully the xo web and server version remains old.The single line installation script allows you to go from a bare-minimal installation of Ubuntu or Debian Server to fully operational XOCE server. Run the following steps from a root shell.
This script automates the manual process which can be found here as well as removes a few feature restrictions that otherwise would need to be changed manually if following the manual installation process. This script is not officially supported by the Vates team, but is supported by this community.
Check out our Troubleshooting Page! Which means I wanted a solution that offered as much as XOA offers, while using what is available freely and from open sources. Without restrictions.
That isn't to say that this installation script won't work on other distributions, please contribute and help us to spread XOCE to other platforms. Which was initially NAUBackup and XenCenter, when I found XOA and that there was an open source management solution and backup solution that wasn't script based I jumped for it, taking the manual installation process provided by Olivier and his team and automating it. That goal transformed into the desire to assist the developers of XOA by using and hopefully finding any bugs or quirks that needed to be worked out while staying in line with the original goal of being as nearly compatibile as possible to XOA.
Is there newer instructions about the environment setup on CentOS 7 and subsequent compilation of the Xen Orchestra? Works flawlessly on Ubuntu. Register Login. This topic has been deleted. Only users with topic management privileges can see it. Hey All, Has anyone the correct instructions for building Xen Orchestra? Exit status 1 npm ERR! Failed at the build script. This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.
A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! Thx, TK. Reply Quote 0 1 Reply Last reply. Reply Quote 0 T 2 Replies Last reply. Started a Ubuntu I'll give these a shot. Loading More Posts 5 Posts. Reply Reply as topic.