NAT network on Citrix XenServer

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April 9, 2011 at 20:17:23
Specs: Windows 2998, 1222
I presently have a small practice LAN network, Win08 svr (AD,DNS,DHCP,WSUS,NAT) and Win7 clients, the network is working great, but all the physical equipment takes up alot of room. I want to configure the same LAN but instead of all the physical equipment I want to use VM's for the Win08 svrs and Win7 clients using Citrix XenServer 5.6. Is this Possible??

I am putting 2 NIC in the server that will be hosting Citrix XenServer 5.6, and the VM's will be configured exactly like the current LAN network settings.

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April 10, 2011 at 09:26:13
Physical equipment?

You are going to have the same exact amount if using VM's so I am not getting what it is you are able to do without.

You also have to buy RDP cals and citrix cals. Then if you are going to do this right you will replace the win7 pcs with thin clients.

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April 11, 2011 at 10:41:14
what i mean by physical machines is i have 10 client pc's, 3 servers, all pc based physical setup, I want all these 10 clients and 3 servers to be VM's. So i can get rid of all the monitors,keyboard, mice, pc's, and just run this TEST network from a server hosting a bare metal citrix xenserver.

The TEST LAN is working perfect, but i want to set this up as an all VM TEST LAN. Create 10 client VM's & 3 svr VM's and configure it the same as how the present TEST LAN is setup. I just want to clean up all the clutter of all these machines,monitors,keyboards etc.

I am going to do all this from 1 XenCenter setup.

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April 11, 2011 at 11:57:47
First off, I would do a little more in-depth research on the xen server. I don't beleive they're capable of what you think they're capable of. At least, I doubt very much you can run 10 PC's and however many servers on a single Xen box.

While I think you could run more instances of VM's in a vmware box than you could a xen, you still couldn't run 10 clients and citrix servers out of a single vm server. They too have a limit to how much they can do at one time.

Second, a KVM switch, or two or three, is probably cheaper than the licensing for citrix and would clean up all your K/B's and mice.

If it's a test lab, it's not permanent so why are you worried at all about the "mess". Do your labbing and dismantle it when you're done.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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April 15, 2011 at 09:18:53
i have 2 win08svr VMs, one is a dc with AD/DNS (1 NIC) the second is a dhcp server (2 NICs). DNS and DHCP is all setup correctly. When i go to authorize the dhcp server from the dhcp server it says 'the dhcp server could not contact active directory'. This message pops up no matter what NIC ip address or the server name i enter.

this dhcp server will also be running NAT, thats why 2 NICs are configured on this.

why is this not authorizing? even though it is successfully handing out ip addresses to VM win7 clients??

do i have to add the dhcp role to the DC but not configure it and just authorize it from here?

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