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To add virtual servers

Jun 05, 2015
Updated: 2013-05-17

Before adding virtual servers through the Virtual Machine service, you must ensure a host exists on the SCVMM server and that Services Manager can communicate with the host. To do this, see the article CTX129850, "How to Add a New Hyper-V Host to Cortex," in the Citrix Knowledge Center.

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, click Services > Virtual Machine > Virtual Machines.
  2. Under Machine Management, click New Virtual Machine. The Virtual Server Manager appears.
  3. Under Virtual Machine Identity, enter a computer name and description for the new virtual machine.
  4. Under Source Templates, perform one of the following actions:
    • Select Create a new virtual machine with a blank disk to create a virtual machine without using a source image.
    • Select Use an existing virtual machine template to create a virtual machine using a source image that you select from the Machine Template drop-down box.
  5. Under Guest Operating System, perform the following actions:
    1. In Template, select the operating system you want to install.
    2. In Time Zone, select the time zone for the server.
    3. In Product Key, enter the software product key for the selected operating system. If the product key has been included in the operating system template, a note appears to this effect.
    4. In Administrator Password, specify the password for the machine's local administrator account. If the password has been included in the operating system template, a note appears to this effect.
  6. Under Hardware, perform the following actions:
    1. In CPU, specify the number and type of cores for the new virtual machine.
    2. In Memory, specify the amount of available memory for the new virtual machine.
    3. Configure the virtual devices associated with the machine. For example, to add a disk drive to the machine, click New Disk. When you add devices, a configuration box appears where you can define the device's properties such as device channel, media (for DVD devices), type, and size.
      Note: After the virtual machine is provisioned, you can only increase the disk size. You cannot decrease it. To modify the virtual machine's hardware, you must first stop the machine.
  7. Under Network Adapters, perform the following actions:
    1. Choose the network adapter to use for the virtual machine and click Add network adapter.
    2. Configure the network adapter, if necessary, to connect to a specific network and configure the machine's MAC address.
  8. To start the virtual machine immediately after it is provisioned, select the Start the virtual machine check box.
  9. Click Provision to save your selections.

After you have added the virtual servers, ensure that customers can access their virtual machines by setting up remote connectivity. To do this, see the article CTX129846, "How to Connect to a Virtual Machine," in the Citrix Knowledge Center.