How To Install OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 16.04. For those of you who didn’t know, OpenXenManager is open source free software and popularly known as an alternate of XenCenter for Linux. It is mainly written in python and PyGTK helps the user to interact with its GUI.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation OpenXenManager on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing package dependencies OpenXenManager.

Run the following command to install the packages:

apt-get install python-gtk2 glade python-gtk-vnc python-glade2 python-configobj

Step 3. Installing OpenXenManager.

Clone the Git repo by giving below command:

git clone

Now change to cloned repo directory:

cd openxenmanager

Next, install the package by running the below-given command:

python install

Step 4. Accessing OpenXenManager.

After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system,  simply run the command:


Install OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OpenXenManager. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing OpenXenManager on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OpenXenManager website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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