HowTo: Install XenServer Tools on ubuntu

Install the XenServer Tools on ubuntu

1. Put the xs-tools.iso in the virtual DVD..

2. Log in to the vm via the console or SSH

3. Create a dir called xs-tools under /mn/

 sudo mkdir /mnt/xs-tools

4. Mount the XenServer Tool iso to Linux

sudo mount /dev/xvdd /mnt/xs-tools

5. Go to the linux dir on the mounted iso

cd /mnt/xs-tools/Linux/

6. Check version of the utilities

ls -l | grep .deb

You will se something like this:

Linux$ ls -l | grep .deb
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root  2048 May 25  2013 debian-lenny
-r--r--r-- 1 root root   150 Nov 28 15:57 versions.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 53484 Nov 28 15:57 xe-guest-utilities_6.2.0-1133_amd64.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 53486 Nov 28 15:57

7. Check if you are running 32bit or 64 bit

uname -i

As you see I’m running 64 bit.
7. To Install the 64 bit package type:

sudo dpkg -i xe-guest-utilities_6.2.0-1133_amd64.deb

if you have the 32 bit version then you should install the 32 bit package

sudo dpkg -i

Now you have the xenserver tools installed to your ubuntu machine

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