Citrix Hypervisor

Install on small devices

Citrix Hypervisor enables customers with smaller devices to install Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1 by using the legacy DOS partition layout. A small device is one that has more than 12 GB but less than 46 GB of disk space. The legacy DOS partition layout includes:

  • 4 GB Boot partition

  • 4 GB Backup partition

  • SR partition (if present on the local disk)


The legacy DOS partition layout is not supported with UEFI boot.

To install Citrix Hypervisor on small devices, you must add disable-gpt to the dom0 parameters. You can use the command menu.c32 to add the parameter to dom0.

  1. Access the boot menu.

  2. At the boot: prompt, type menu.c32 and press Enter.

  3. Use the cursor keys to select an installation option:

    • For a single path LUN, select install

    • For a multipathed LUN, select multipath

  4. Press the Tab key.

  5. Using the cursor keys, edit the line that ends /install.img to include the parameter disable-gpt before the last ---.

    For example: ... disable-gpt --- /install.img

  6. Press Enter.

    Citrix Hypervisor server installation proceeds as normal.


The installer preserves any utility partition that exists on the host before the installation process.


We recommend that you allocate a minimum of 46 GB disk space and install Citrix Hypervisor using the new GPT partition layout. For more information, see Host Partition Layout.

Install on small devices

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