Just two weeks ago i told you how to get the windows 7 beta running on XenServer. At this moment Citrix describes this method as "The hard way" (i prefer to call it "The cool way" ). As expected the problem is caused by running Windows 7 enlightened, this should make virtual machines faster because they know they are virtual. As we discovered this does not work yet.
Now the easy way to run Windows 7 on XenServer: Just download this template and install it. Remember when using this template you're machine is not hypervisor aware anymore so might perform less. Because it's called the easy way lets quote how to install it to.
After downloading and unzipping the template follow the steps below.
Getting it onto your XenServer system:
1. In XenCenter right-click on your server and select Import VM
2. Browse to the file and select Exported Template as the Import Type
Building a Windows 7 Beta VM:
1. Once the template is installed just click New VM button and the Windows 7 Template will show up at the top of the first screen
2. The rest is business as usual just be sure to add a disk drive and a NIC as you are creating the VM