Now the final release of XenServer 5.5 is available for download ( https://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/results.asp?productID=683148 with you MyCitrix account ) I had to upgrade my XenServer 5.5 beta 1 to this new release. My first step was to download all iso files and XenCenter 5.5, the I began with and upgrade of XenCenter, and the problem I had once everything was install, that didn't work... The XenCenter console disn't show up, the I choose to uninstall everything and delete the folder in "c:\program files\Citrix\XenCenter" and proceed the setup again. It did the trick. Then I was able to use this console to shutdown all the virtual computers, and then you can watch this quikc video to check what's happen during an upgrade of XenServer, it's quite simple but if you don't have the opportunity to see it at least you'll know how it looks like. [flash medium=7]

This is another video, and this one is about XenServer 5. This installation is not very handy when you're not familliar with linux / unix setup. They key to use are simple, forget your mouse, and use Tab, Space, Arrows and Enter. Edit 17 April 2009 : I've add the "normal" installation, and if you want to try to install Citrix XenServer 5 on a VMWare, you have to configure the CPU emulation this way : Click on continue reading to watch the video [flash http://www.archy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/installxenserver5.swf]

Now the Citrix Provisioning Server 5 is install and running, the next step is to deploy the Target Device Client on a machine and I will show you this very simple and basic installation in the next video with a Microsoft Windows XP computer. The next step after this installation is to show you how Citrix Provisioning Server is working, the basics. [flash medium=3]

This quick installation will provide you the ability to test the product and run all the test you need to understand the way Provioning Server can change your point of view on provioning workstations and / or servers. This is a stand alone installation, which mean everything is install on the same server, DHCP, Pxe Boot, SQL Database, and TFTP server. No Active Directory interaction and no impact on the PRODUCTION network (be carefull to work in a separate VLan or on a close network. At first you need to download Citrix Provisioning Server 5 here, after you need to download and install Microsoft Framework 3.5Sp1 from here, and optionaly, download and install Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 from here. The video begin after the installation of the Framework 3.5Sp1. The first step in the video is the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, you'll find it with the Citrix Provisioning Server installation files. Click on Continue to Read to watch the video. [flash http://www.archy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/citrix-pvs5-windows-2008-install.swf]