Install XenTools on Linux VMs


This articles describe on installing the paravirtualized drivers on a linux operating systems like centos, redhat, ubuntu


1. Insert the XenTools ISO in the DVD drive of the Linux VM
2. Mount the DVD drive to /mnt using : “mount /dev/xvdd /mnt”
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It says , mount : block device /dev/xvdd is write-protected, mounting read-only 

The location of the tools could be /dev/cdrom in some linux flavours.
So, if  /dev/xvdd is not working then try “mount /dev/cdrom /mnt”

3. change the directory to /mnt using “cd /mnt” and then list the contents using “ls” and then  Change the directory to /Linux using “cd Linux/” . Use “ls” to list the contents again.

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4. Use ./ to install the XenTools 
Continue? [y/n] y

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5. XenTools should show optimized 

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6. Reboot the VM once. 

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