Importing the XenMobile App Controller into VMWare ESXi

In this blog post I am going to go through the process of installing the XenMobile App Controller appliance into VMWare’s ESX.

This first thing you need to do is download a copy of the AppController from the Citrix Website, you will need a create a Citrix login to get access. I usually just download it to the PC, I am running the VMWare Client, but you can put it anywhere the PC has access to.  The App Controller is supported on Hyper-V, ESX and XenServer so make sure you download the right one. In this case it is:

  • App Controller 2.1 Virtual Appliance for VMWare.

Before you get started, make sure you have the following resources free in your setup

Memory 4 GB
Virtual CPU (VCPU) 2 VCPUs

Note: If App Controller is acting as the cluster head, Citrix recommends 4 VCPUs.
Virtual Network Interfaces 1

To get started login into your VMWare Client and select:

1.  File – Deploy OVF File, and browse to where you downloaded the appliance file to

Browse_OVF_VPX_Appliance_1

 

2.  In the next screen check you have selected the right appliance :o )

 

Deploy OVF Template

 

3.  Put in the name you want it to be called in ESX, and click Next

 

Name_in_ESX_3

 

4. Select the Datastore you want to store the appliance in, and click Next

Select_Storage_4

 

5. Select how you want the disk configured, keep it as Thick Provisioned. Click Next

Disk_Format_5

 

 

6.  Select the VMware network you want it to use and click Next:

Network_6

7. Check all is correct, and click finish.

Ready_to_Complete_7

 

The appliance will now be imported into your VMware infrastructure and ready for you to configure.

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Once you have successfully imported the App Controller, make sure you

  • Allow the virtual machine to start and stop automatically with the system.
  • Set the memory size to 4096.
  • Set the number of VCPUs to 2.

Hope this helps

 

 

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