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[Xen-users] How to Configure XCP 1.5 beta Installation

XenServer Installation Guide
from  http://www.citrix.com/site/resources/dynamic/salesdocs/XenServer_Quick_Installation_Guide.pdf
This is a step by step guide for the installation.  I have some questions as to the content of the guide:
p.5 Enable thin provisioning (Optimized storage for XenDesktop).
What does this mean? What are the values and consequences?
p. 5 One of the choices is not to prepare any storage, but perform an advanced configuration after the installation.  Where might I find the details for the advanced configuration?
p.5 The recommended action is to skip verification. Is there a subsequent validation?  (None were indicated in the guide.)

p. 6 Hostname: For DNS Configuration, select Automatically set via DHCP. Is this valid for my setup where I am connected through my router to a cable modem to my ISP?  (Will the installation go find the DNS?)

p. 7 Items 15 & 16 address time source. 15 asks for manual or NTP to set local time. NTP requires a fairly accurate initial time (minutes). Where will this come from when NTP is selected?

p. 8 The installation confirmation in item 17 states that all data on the selected installation disk will be destroyed. Is this true even if 'Advanced configuration' was chosen? (If I have multiple disks, how will I point to the one for the installation so it will leave the others for post installation 'advanced configuration'?)  I would like to be able to reinstall XCP but retain any VM images.
I expect to perform this installations on the same machine many time experimentally.  Can this process be scripted?  If script-able, is there an alternate to CD start-up media?  Something more alterable for the script.

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