Install on small devices

Citrix Hypervisor enables customers with smaller devices to install Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 using the legacy DOS partition layout. A small device is one that has more than 12 GB but less than 46 GB of disk space. The legacy DOS partition layout includes:

  • 4 GB Boot partition

  • 4 GB Backup partition

  • SR partition (if present on the local disk)

Note:

The legacy DOS partition layout is not supported with UEFI boot.

To install Citrix Hypervisor on small devices, you must add disable-gpt to the dom0 parameters. You can use the command menu.c32 to add the parameter to dom0.

  1. Access the boot menu.

  2. At the boot: prompt, type menu.c32 and press Enter.

  3. Use the cursor keys to select an installation option:

    • For a single path LUN, select install

    • For a multipathed LUN, select multipath

  4. Press the Tab key.

  5. Using the cursor keys, edit the line that ends /install.img to include the parameter disable-gpt before the last ---.

    For example: ... disable-gpt --- /install.img

  6. Press Enter.

    Citrix Hypervisor server installation proceeds as normal.

Note:

The installer preserves any utility partition that exists on the host before the installation process.

Important:

We recommend that you allocate a minimum of 46 GB disk space and install Citrix Hypervisor using the new GPT partition layout. For more information, see Host Partition Layout.

Install on small devices