• kungfupandaThe Xen ProjectTM Powers

    the largest clouds in production

    The Xen ProjectTM is the leading open source virtualization platform that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today. Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Public Cloud, Verizon Cloud and many hosting services use Xen Project software.

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    is the foundation for many products and platforms

    The Xen Project is 11 years old, mature and its stability is second to none:

    the Xen Project serves as the basis for many commercial server virtualization, desktop and embedded products as well as hardware appliances.

    Examples of server products include Huawei UVP, Oracle VM and XenServer. Examples of client solutions, appliances and embedded products include QubesOS, XenClient, Netscaler and GlobalLogic’s Nautilus Platform. Xen Project is also delivered as part of most Linux distributions as well as NetBSD.

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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

OPW: The Xen Project Developer Summit

This is a repost from Arianna’s blog, which contains a lot of in-depth technical articles related to the Xen Project. So, about halfway through my OPW internship, I was informed that my wonderful mentor, Konrad Wilk, and Xen Project Community Manager Lars Kurth thought to allow me to attend the Xen Project Developer Summit that [...]

Will you give Xen a ride … or will Xen give you a ride?

And by “a ride”, we actually mean a ride. Like this:   Like, will Xen run in your car?  Well, it appears it will! It all started with ARM Support In fact, Xen Project developers started woking on supporting the ARM architecture (with hardware virtualization capabilities) a couple of years ago. The goal was simple: [...]

Time to Register for Xen Project User Summit on Sept 15, 2014

Great Session Lineup Awaits Attendees in New York City! It’s time to make your travel plans to New York City for the September 15 arrival of the Xen Project User Summit! The Lighthouse Executive Conference Center will play host to the only full day user-centric Xen Project event on this year’s calendar.  If you are [...]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

New website!

We're back with a new blog and a new website :) Farewell Wordpress! Say hello to Ghost. We decided to wipe our current stack and to use better tools. New blog We switched from WP to Ghost. It uses Markdown for writing. And that's waaaaaaay better than WYSYWYG editor or plain HTML. It runs on NodeJS, reverse proxified by Apache. Old articles are already migrated, preserving their old URLs. New website Written from scratch, using Jade, Bootstrap, Gulp. Running on top of NodeJS. Go take a look! Other stuff We'll publish an article about our new pricing table and why we choose to do that. We'll give you...

XO 4.x goals

In this article, you'll see what we want for the next branch of Xen Orchestra. But first, some details about our development cycle. Dev cycle A leap of branch (major number, e.g 3.x to 4.x) indicates a big feature or a an important modification in the implementation of critical functionalities. A minor bump (4.0 to 4.1) is used for new features or a pile of bug fixes, without changing that much the current release. Small bug fixes and security fixes uses the last digit. As the 3.5.1 for example. Feature creation process This is fairly simple: Someone (us or you!) come up with an idea A proposal is written...

Import and export VM in XO

A very important (and coming!) feature in Xen Orchestra, will be VM import & export. Want to know how it will work and what will be possible to do with it? Go on! XenServer mechanism Before getting on use cases and UI consideration, we'll see how XenServer, and its API (XAPI) deal with VM import or export. Like the RRD for the statistics, it's not directly incorporated in the XAPI. We need to do a HTTP request to get or to push our VM. The request for exporting a VM via a HTTP PUT look like this: http://myxenserver.mydomain/export/?session_id=mySessionId&ref=myVmRef&use_compression=true For importing, it's very similar: http://myxenserver.mydomain/import/?session_id=mySessionId Great,...