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    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

Welcome our GSoC and OPW participants

Google and the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) just announced GSoC students and OPW interns. I wanted to briefly introduce our students and interns and their projects, and ask you to welcome them to the project. We had a large number of applicants and could only take the best 7 (5 students for GSoC and [...]

Call For Participation is Open for the Xen Project User Summit in New York City

Our Next User Summit to be Held on September 15 in Downtown Manhattan Last year marked the arrival of the very first Xen Project User Summit.  This year, we are aiming to draw over 100 people to the Lighthouse Executive Conference Center in the heart of New York City to discuss the use of the [...]

IVI system sandboxing: The next frontier for in-vehicle upgrades

Alex Agizim, VP and CTO of Embedded Systems at GlobalLogic, had the opportunity to speak at Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2014, in Napa, about their use of the Xen Project Hypervisor for building OSS-based IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) systems. Here’s how he described his experience to Linux.com. “The evolution of in-vehicle systems is a very exciting topic, [...]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Install xe on CentOS6

Sometimes you want to control your XCP/Xenserver pool from another host. In my case it's my firewall/iSCSI SAN box which is CentOS 6.5 X86_64. I could just remote execute xe using SSH but this doesn't allow me to set $XE_EXTRA_ARGS. Setting $XE_EXTRA_ARGS allows me to run xe commands remotely without having to specify the server, username, password or port number every time I run xe.   export XE_EXTRA_ARGS="server=${POOL},port=${PORT},username=${USER},password=${PASSWORD}"   A better choice is to install xe on the CentOS 6.5 host.  Install pre-reqs Install stunnel yum install stunnel    Install xapi-xe rpm from Xenserver CD Because the Control Domain in Xenserver is 32 bit the xe command included is also...

libvirt support for Xen’s new libxenlight toolstack

I had the pleasure of meeting Russell Pavlicek, who shares Xen community management responsibilities with Lars Kurth, at SUSECon last November and he, along with Dario Faggioli of the Xen community, poked me about writing a blog post describing the … Continue reading →

Presenting Decks

A few months ago, partly as a stunt, mostly because we could, Anil and I put together a presentation for OSCON'13 about Mirage in Mirage. That is, as a self-hosting Mirage web application that served up slides using RevealJS. It was a bit of a hack, but it was cool (we thought!) and it worked. Several more presentations were written and given this way, at venues ranging from the XenSummit 2013 to ACM FOCI 2013 to the Cambridge Computer Lab's MSc in Advanced Computer Science. With the release of Mirage 1.0, CoHTTP, Cowabloga and the new...