Citrix XenServer* 5.6 FP1 - Intel® Server Board S5500BC
This recipe explains how to install Citrix XenServer* 5.6 FP1, the complete server virtualization platform from Citrix, on Intel® Server Platforms. The XenServer package contains everything needed to create and manage a deployment of virtual x86 computers running on Xen*. XenServer requirements, installation, configuration, and initial operation procedures are included. XenServer is optimized for both Windows and Linux virtual servers and runs directly on server hardware without requiring an underlying operating system, resulting in an efficient and scalable system. Using XenServer reduces costs by:
• Consolidating multiple virtual machines (VM) onto physical servers.
• Reducing the number of separate disk images that need to be managed.
• Allowing for easy integration with existing networking and storage infrastructures.
Using XenServer increases flexibility by:
• Allowing you to schedule zero downtime maintenance by using XenMotion to live migrate VMs between XenServer hosts.
• Increasing availability of VMs by using High Availability to configure policies that restart VMs on another XenServer host if one fails.
• Increasing portability of VM images, as one VM image will work on a range of deployment infrastructures.
The Intel® Server Board S5500BC is a cost–effective, feature–rich server board that grows with your business. The Intel® Server Board S5500BC has flexible scalability and expandability in I/O, memory, LAN and storage which is designed for deploying web, email or print servers, or business applications. Ideal for remote or branch offices seeking enterprise class manageability, the Intel Server Board S5500BC supports up to two Intel® Xeon® processors 5500 or 5600 series, and can be used in rack or pedestal configurations.
Sales and Marketing Materials
- Additional Intel® ESAA Virtualization Resources
- Citrix and Intel Community Partner Portal
- Citrix and Intel Help Customers Succeed with Virtualization
- Citrix Customer Success Stories
- Citrix Provisioning Server - Video Demonstration
- Citrix Provisioning Server for Desktops - Overview
- Citrix Provisioning Server Partner Value Proposition
- Citrix Recipe Flyer
- Citrix XenServer - Buyken Casestudy
- Citrix XenServer - Sleek Networks Casestudy
- Citrix XenServer Product Overview
- Citrix XenServer SDK
- Intel® 5500 and 5520 Chipset Overview
- Intel® Server Board S5500BC Interactive Tour
- Intel® Server Board S5500BC Overview
- Intel® Server System SR1630BC Overview
- Intel® Solid-State Drive Introduction: Video
- Intel® Solid-State Drives - Select the Right One
- Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500/5600 Series Overview
- Citrix Knowledge Center - Product Documentation
- Citrix Knowledge Center: Support Forums
- Citrix XenServer - Getting Started Video
- Citrix XenServer - Tips and Tricks
- Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager Overview
- Intel® IT Server Sizing Tool
- Intel® Memory Configurator Tool
- Intel® QuickPath Technology Overview
- Intel® Remote Management Module
- Intel® Server Configurator Tool
- Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) Overview