This topic provides an example of how to set up a Citrix XenServer virtual machine (along with the machine on which AppDNA runs) for use with Install Capture when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. This example shows one possible approach. For the generic setup requirements, see Set up a virtual machine.
This section provides instructions for logging on to the virtual machine in the console in XenCenter so that you can set up the virtual machine. If you do not have access to XenCenter, you can do the setup steps when you work through the AppDNA Virtual Machine Configuration wizard. (The wizard opens the virtual machine in a console.)
To open the virtual machine in the console in XenCenter:
You are now ready to perform the virtual machine setup tasks that are described below.
This is an optional step. It speeds up Install Capture because it means that you do not need to log on manually every time the virtual machine starts up.
Carry out the following steps on both the AppDNA machine and the virtual machine.
These instructions describe how to create a folder on the AppDNA machine and share it so that the virtual machine can read and write to it.
You must configure the anti-virus software on the AppDNA machine to disable on-access scanning of the Install Capture output and input folders. For example, for Norton Anti-Virus, you disable the auto-protect option for the AppDNA output and input folders.
You now need to check that the virtual machine can access the shared folder that you created earlier on the AppDNA machine.
\\<AppDNA machine name>\AppDNAOutput
Where <AppDNA machine name> is the name of the AppDNA machine.
If this opens the shared folder on the AppDNA machine, it verifies that the virtual machine can access it. For troubleshooting tips, see Troubleshooting Access to a Shared Folder from the Virtual Machine.
To do this, you need the installer (called Citrix AppDNA VM Configuration.msi). This comes with AppDNA. It is copied into a Tools subfolder of the AppDNA installation folder when you install AppDNA. The default location is C:\Program Files\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools (C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools on a 64-bit machine).
This step requires access to XenCenter. If you do not have access to XenCenter, the AppDNA Virtual Machine Configuration wizard provides an option to create a snapshot.
You are now ready to use the AppDNA Virtual Machine Configuration wizard to set up a virtual machine configuration for use with Install Capture. See Configure a XenServer VM for step-by-step instructions.