• 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

Xen Project User Summit 2014 Videos Now Available

The Year’s Biggest Xen Project User Event Now Available at Your Desk or On Your Phone You didn’t make it to this year’s Xen Project User Summit in New York City?  Or you didn’t catch all the sessions you wanted to see because of scheduling conflicts (it happens when you have too much of a […]

Xen Project 4.5 RC2 Test Day is November 13

Join in the Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing on Thursday The Test Day for 4.5 RC2 has been set for this Thursday, November 13, 2014. Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production.  It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment. Subsequent Test […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Snapshot export with Xen Orchestra

Since this year, XO is fully capable of managing VM snapshots. But now, thanks to the VM export capability with XO 3.6, you can also export snapshots! Why export snapshots? Let's imagine you want to restore an old snapshot without rollback the curent VM. It's now possible in 2 clicks. Snapshots management Click on the VM you want to deal with, you'll see this button: It will create a snapshot with a timestamped name. You can rename it as you like by editing the snapshot pane. Export the snapshot in XVA And now, you just have to click on the export button corresponding on...

Patch your XenServer with Xen Orchestra

In the 3.6 release, XO is able to send patches to your server. We'll see how it works, from any browser and device. Patches in XenServer You can download patches for XenServer on this page. Every patch is a *.zip file, you need to exctract it. When it's done, you should have a *.xsupdate file. This file is the one you will send to Xen Orchestra to patch your pool. Upload patches with Xen Orchestra You just have to go on the main page, then click on the pool you want to upload patch (in the next screenshot, a pool named "Lab Pool"), and...

Automating backport kernel integration support

I cringe when I see a task which could be automated done manually, but complex tasks are not trivially considered possible to be automated -- to even fathom such possibilities on complex tasks at times you have to divide the work into sub tasks and eventually see if its possible to automate a series of them and which ones cannot be automated. I've had a hunch about about the prospects of fully automating Linux kernel backporting for a while now, over the years a set of advances and practices on the backports project has increased my confidence of these prospects,...