Citrix Excalibur Tech Preview - Installation

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Now we can play with Excalibur, I will split Overview, Installation and Configuration into 3 separate blog, so you can check it ASAP and navigate more easily in the blog part you need to check. Of course this blog is here to give you an overview of this new release for the one who don’t have time to install it and need to check it out.


  • XenServer 6.0.2. Check the Project Avalon Excalibur Technology Preview download page for the latest information about compatibility with XenServer 6.1, including details of any XenServer hotfixes.
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi 5.0 and vCenter 5.0) and VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 1. No support is provided for vSphere vCenter Linked Mode operation. For vSphere system requirements, see the VMware documentation.
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Rollup 1. For System Center Virtual Machine Manager system requirements, see the Microsoft documentation.

For my lab I will proceed as follow :

Hypervisor : XenServer 6.1 (yeah sorry I already mees up with requirements…)

  • Active Directory server
  • 4 virtual servers :
    • Server 1 (EXCDDC01) , containing:
      • Delivery Controller
      • Studio
      • Director
    • Server 2, containing StoreFront
    • Server 3, License server
    • Server 4, SQL server

Here we go once the ISO file is mounted autorun is fired up :