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Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization by Jeanna Matthews, Brendan Johnson, Patrick F. Wilbur, Jeremy Bongio, Wenjin Hu, Todd Deshane, Eli M. Dow

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Chapter 2. A Quick Tour with the Xen LiveCD

If you are interested in trying Xen out for yourself, the quickest method is often the LiveCD provided by the Citrix XenServer Product Group. It allows you to try Xen on your computer without installing Xen or even changing your current system configuration. This chapter walks you through using the LiveCD step-by-step. In the process, you get a taste of starting and managing guest images and other basic Xen commands.

Running the LiveCD

The Xen LiveCD runs entirely within your machine’s main memory (RAM) and does not require any installation to a physical hard disk. It can be used to test for hardware compatibility and to familiarize yourself with some of the basic Xen administration commands before committing ...

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