Few days back, after creating a xenserver i found that there no template available for creating Ubuntu 16.04 LTS vm, even their was no template for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. So first I had added template of required Ubuntu version in xenserver. Use this article to add new template for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system. This tutorial will help you to create Ubuntu 16.04 LTS vm using netboot url on citrix xenserver.
Create Ubuntu 16.04 LTS VM
After adding template in your Ubuntu system let’s started with creating new vm. Open xencenter and right-click on xenserver host and click New VM…
Now input name for the newly creating vm and a meaningful description. Description can be like purpose of creating vm. specs of vm etc.
Select installation media source. If you have already have ISO, select first option and choose ISO from library. Else you can use second option to install using net install url. Enter
Here you need to select the xenserver on which you need to create vm. By default it will select the xenserver which you selected during virtual machine creating start. For this tutorial we have only one xenserver here.
Now select the number of virtual cpus for your new vm and memory to be allocate to this new vm.
Now select the size of storage. By default it uses 8GB (According to configure in template), but you can change it by clicking Properties button.
Select the network interfaces to be attached to your vm. use Add or Delete button to manage network interface. Using properties button you can manage mac addressing on interfaces.
Now check the details for new vm creating. Select the option “Start the new VM automatically” to boot vm immediate after creation.
Wait until new vm created and booted successfully. You can find the log messages in logs tab.
If everything goes successfully you will get screen something like below. Where your operating system installation screen appears.
Now follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation.