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  • 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

Less is More in the New Xen Project 4.5 Release

If we used code-names, the Xen 4.5 release should be called Panda on Diet! We have 78K new code with 141K deleted. In effect this release has -63KLOC code than the previous one. The net effect of a skinnier Xen Project Hypervisor code base is increased usability, simplicity and innovation. This is all by design […]

Using Grub 2 as a bootloader for Xen PV guests

Background: Introduction to Xen PV Bootloaders In the very early days of Xen it was necessary for the host (domain 0) administrator to explicitly supply a kernel (and perhaps initial ramdisk) from the domain 0 filesystem in order to start a new guest. This mostly worked and for some use cases, i.e. those where the […]

Xen Project 4.5 Release Candidate 4 Test Day on December 17, 2014

Our Last Scheduled 4.5 Release Candidate Testing is on Wednesday The Test Day for 4.5 RC4 has been set for this Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production. It also allows all users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment. This Test Day is […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

GHOST Vulnerability

You probably have heard of the GHOST vulnerability aka CVE-2015-0235. This one impact the glibc, which is running on XenServer. But is it dangerous for your hosts? What it is all about You can read more details on this excellent blog post. Basically, a gethostbyname() call can be triggered with any kind of DNS resolving stuff. So, what are the attack vectors on a XenServer host? Small attack surface XenServer privilegied domain (dom0) is built to offer the smallest attack surface. That's also why it's a best practice to let your dom0 as is after the install. The Citrix official statement so far is:...

February Brings Plenty of Xen Project Talks

FOSDEM, Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, openSUSE Mini-Summit, and SCALE 13X All to Feature Xen Project Content!   Jan 31-Feb 1: Lots of Great Talks at FOSDEM 2015! FOSDEM is an absolutely huge annual event in Brussels, Belgium, and FOSDEM 15 is a huge event for Xen Project!  Talks include: OpenStack and Xen -- Deploy your OpenStack Cloud on the Xen Hypervisor FreeBSD/Xen Status Update Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Xen Orchestra: a web UI for Xen and XenServer CentOS Virt SIG (which is responsible for the Xen4CentOS effort). If you are planning on attending FOSDEM, or you can make it to Brussels for the weekend, you won't want to...