Learn how to install OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop. After finishing the installation of XenServer, you may be searching how to install xencenter on linux. To connect to XenServer from client machine, we need XenCenter client. Till writing of this post, Citrix team has not introduced XenCenter for linux. Thanks to Open Source world, we have OpenXenManager – the alternate of XenCenter for Linux.
OpenXenManager is Open Source Free software and popularly known as alternate of XenCenter for linux. It is mainly written in python and pyGTK helps user to interact on its GUI.
Requirements For OpenXenManager
Following packages are required to run awesome OpenXenManager in your system. Keep make a note also, its script name is “openxenmanager” by which you will open the OpenXenManager in your system.
- Python 2.7
- pyGTK 2.16
- GTK-VNC (Linux only)
Install OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
In this section we will do the installation of OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Follow the given below steps –
1. Update the repo
sudo apt-get update
2. Install Git
sudo apt-get install git
3. Install package dependences
sudo apt-get install python-gtk2 glade python-gtk-vnc python-glade2 python-configobj
4. Clone the repo from GitHub and install
Clone the git repo by given below command
git clone https://github.com/OpenXenManager/openxenmanager.git
Now change to cloned repo directory
Now install the package by running below given command. This will install the OpenXenManager in your system.
sudo python setup.py install
We hope that installation is completed without any error. Then move to next step.
5. Run the OpenXenManager
To open the GUI of OpenXenManager, simply run the command
If in case it do not open, check where the openxenmanager is located by using which command. Get the absolute path and run it directly using that path.
Alternatively you can also run the below given command
The OpenXenManager GUI will open. And now you can start working on. Connect with XenServer with the help of OpenXenManager.