Configure your virtualization resource (host) environment.
If you use XenServer:
- See the XenServer documentation.
- You must provide the credentials for a VM Power Admin or higher-level user.
- Citrix recommends using HTTPS to secure communications with XenServer. To use HTTPS, you must replace the default SSL certificate that was installed on XenServer with a certificate from a trusted authority; see CTX128656.
- You can configure high availability if it is enabled on the XenServer. Citrix recommends that you select all servers in the pool to allow communication with XenServer if the pool master fails. It can be selected from "Edit High Availablity" of added host.
- You can also select a GPU type and group, or passthrough, if the XenServer supports vGPU. The display indicates if the selection has dedicated GPU resources.
If you use VMware, see that product's documentation and Prepare the virtualization environment: VMware.
If you are using Hyper-V, see that product's documentation and Prepare the virtualization environment: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
Decide if you will use Machine Creation Services (MCS) or other tools to create VMs on the virtualization resources.
Decide if you will use shared or local storage. Shared storage is available through the network. If you use shared storage, you can enable the use of IntelliCache to reduce load on the storage device. For information, see Use IntelliCache for XenServer connections.
Decide if you will use Personal vDisks and whether they will use shared or local storage. Personal vDisks can use the same or different storage as the VMs. (LTSR: Not supported)
If you installed product components in a cloud environment, you will need the API key and secret key values when configuring the first connection. You can export the key file containing those values from AWS or CloudPlatform, and then import them into the Site creation wizard.
When you create a Site for a cloud deployment, you will also need the region, availability zone, VPC name, subnet addresses, domain name, security group names, and credentials you configured in AWS.