• 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

VGA over Cirrus in XenServer 6.2

Achieve Higher Resolution and 32Bpp For many reasons – not exclusive to XenServer – the Cirrus video driver has been a staple wherein a basic/somewhat agnostic video driver is needed.  When one creates a VM within XenServer (specifically 6.2 and previous versions) the Cirrus video driver is used by default for video...and it does the job. I had been working on a project with my mentor related to an eccentric OS, but I needed a way to get more real-estate to test a HID pointing device by increasing the screen resolution.  This led me to find that at some point in our...

Security bulletin covering "Shellshock"

Over the past several weeks, there has been considerable interest in a series of vulnerabilities in bash with the attention grabbing name of "shellshock". These bash vulnerabilities are more properly known as CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186 and CVE-2014-7187. As was indicated in security bulletin CTX200217, XenServer hosts were potentially impacted, but investigation was continuing. That investigation has been completed and the associated impact is described in security bulletin CTX200223, which also contains patch information for these vulnerabilities. Learning about new XenServer hotfixes When a hotfix is released for XenServer, it will be posted to the Citrix support web site. You can...

Creedence: Debian 7.x and PVHVM Testing

Introduction On my own time and on my own testing equipment, I have been able to run many Guests VMs in PVHVM containers - before Creedence after its release to the public back in June.  Last week's broadcast of Creedence Beta 3's release, I was naturally excited to see Tim's spotlight on PVHVM and the following article's intent is to show - in a test environment only - how I was able to run Debian 7.x (64-bit) in the same fashion. For more information regarding PV + HVM as to establish a PVHVM container, Tim linked a great article in his Creedence Beta...