XCP Archives

XAPI comes in several variants

XCP ISOs (this page)

The XCP ISO is available for download here. XCP - a subset of XenServer - installs onto your host from an ISO, providing a complete enterprise-ready out-of-the-box server virtualization and cloud computing platform after install.

Important Notice: Before June 2013, XenServer was not fully open sourced. For this reason, the Xen Project made XCP available for download from this page. Since XenServer is now fully open source, the Xen Project will not release versions of XCP after XCP 1.6. See our FAQ for more information. You can download a full open source version of XenServer from XenServer.org.

XCP XCP-XAPI packages in Linux distros

XCP toolstack packages (or XCP-XAPI packages) enable you to build an XCP-like environment from packages that are distributed via your host operating system's package manager. XCP-XAPI packages are only available from supported Linux distributions (currently Debian and Ubuntu). Using XCP-XAPI packages provides more flexibility in tailoring your environment to your needs, but comes at the cost of less functionality and a more complex set-up.

XCP-XAPI for Debian based distributions

Categories

XCP 1.6

XCP 1.6 Release Information

Xen.org is happy to announce that XCP 1.6 is available.

Additional Information for XCP 1.6 Beta Users

Upgrading to XCP 1.6 from the Beta Releases

You should be able to automatically upgrade from XCP 1.6 beta 2 onwards, to XCP final. For more information, and for more information on the beta 1.6 release history see the XCP 1.6 Release Notes.

General Information about XCP

XCP 1.5 Beta

Welcome to the XCP 1.5 Beta download page!

Xen.org is happy to announce that XCP 1.5 Beta is available! This release comes with a number of new features, most notably the Xen 4.1 hypervisor. If you would like to report a possible bug, please email the xen-api mailing list with the subject "XCP 1.5 BETA BUG: " (and see this for a list of bug reporting guidelines for the Xen community).

  • Host Architectural Improvements. XCP 1.5 now runs on the Xen 4.1 hypervisor, provides GPT support and a smaller, more scalable Dom0.
  • GPU Pass-Through. Enables a physical GPU to be assigned to a VM providing high-end graphics.
  • Increased Performance and Scale. Supported limits have been increased to 1 TB memory for XCP hosts, and up to 16 virtual processors and 128 GB virtual memory for VMs. Improved XCP Tools with smaller footprint.
  • Networking Improvements. Open vSwitch is now the default networking stack in XCP 1.5 and now provides formal support for Active-Backup NIC bonding.
  • SR-IOV Improvements. Improved scalability and certification with the SR-IOV Test Kit. Experimental SR-IOV with XenMotion support with Solarflare SR-IOV adapters.
  • Integrated Site Recovery (Disaster Recovery). Remote data replication between storage arrays with fast recovery and failback capabilities. Integrated Site Recovery works with any iSCSI or Hardware HBA storage repository.
  • Virtual Appliance Support (vApp). Ability to create multi-VM and boot sequenced virtual appliances (vApps) that integrate with Integrated Site Recovery and High Availability. vApps can be easily imported and exported using the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard.
  • VM Import & Export Improvements. Full support for VM disk and OVF appliance imports directly from XenCenter with the ability to change VM parameters (virtual processor, virtual memory, virtual interfaces, and target storage repository) with the Import wizard. Full OVF import support for XCP, XenConvert and VMware.
  • Enhanced Guest OS Support. Support for Ubuntu 10.04 (32/64-bit). Updated support for Debian Squeeze 6.0 64-bit, Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0 (32/64-bit) and SLES 10 SP4 (32/64-bit). Experimental VM templates for CentOS 6.0 (32/64-bit), Ubuntu 10.10 (32/64-bit) and Solaris 10.


Note that XCP 1.5 is the open source edition of Citrix XenServer 6.0.

XCP 1.1

Welcome to the XCP 1.1 download page!

The XCP project team would like to let you know that we have released XCP 1.1 today. While this is only a minor version to XCP 1.0, there are quite a few new features included with this release:

  • Security updates and bug fixes
  • IntelliCache: Enables you to use a combination of Shared storage and local storage caching.
  • Local Storage Spans All Physical Volumes: When EXT local storage is used on a host containing multiple physical disks, the local Storage Repository (SR) now spans all the disks in a single LVM volume group.
  • Reset-on-boot VM behaviour: Disks with the on-boot option set to reset, is now available for disks in any type of SR. (Previously it was only available for disks in NFS and EXT SRs.)
  • Block SCSI Generic Support: BSG support added enabling full compatibility with Emulex and QLogic management functionality.
  • Enhanced guest OS support: Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL 6.
  • For OpenStack and others: support for ebtables and other netfilter options have been added to the kernel. These options have been disabled by default, but can be re-enabled with simple sysctl commands. These are the same kernel changes that will be included the upcoming XCP 1.5 release and have been included in XenServer 6.0.
  • The Xapi version override feature has been added back in. This allows users to effectively rebrand their XCP boxes as XenServer hosts, in order to work better with products such as XenCenter.

Note that we promoted the XCP 1.1 RC1 release candidate to final release status: so if you've already installed the RC1 release, there is no reason to upgrade.

XCP 1.0

Welcome to the XCP 1.0 download page!

XCP 1.0 is the first full release of the Xen Cloud Platform. The following new features and improvements have been added since the XCP 0.5release of XCP:

  • Includes Xen hypervisor version 3.4.2
  • Includes Linux 2.6.32 privileged domain
  • VM Protection and Recovery: configure scheduled snapshots and (optional) archive of virtual machines via snapshot or export
  • Local host storage caching of VM images to reduce load on shared storage
  • Boot from SAN with multipathing support: boots Xen Hypervisor hosts with HBAs from a SAN, with multipathing support.
  • Improved Linux guest support: Ubuntu templates, Fedora 13/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 templates, RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux versions 5.0 to 5.5 support with a generic "RHEL 5" template
  • Enhanced guest OS support for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2003, and Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP1
  • Improved MPP RDAC multipathing including path health reporting and alerting through XAPI
  • Snapshot improvements: improved reclamation of space after VM snapshots are deleted, even if the VM is running
  • Support for blktap2 disk backend driver rather than blktap1
  • Support for Citrix XenCenter 5.6 FP1 Windows-based GUI management tool (see here)
  • Support for Openstack Bexar release

Additionaly, the release contains the features listed in previous releases, including

  • Windows PV Drivers, Microsoft Certified
  • Fully Featured, enterprise-class Xen API Management Tool Stack
    • Disaster recovery support
    • VM Lifecycle: Live snapshots, checkpoint, migration
    • Multi-host resource Pools: Safe live relocation, auto configuration, DR
    • Host Configuration: Flexible storage management, networking, power management
    • Event Tracking: Progress, notification
    • Secure Communication using SSL
    • Upgrade and Patching Capabilities
    • Real-time Performance Monitoring and Alerting
  • Support for Open vSwitch
  • Support for a range of open source GUI management tools: see XCP Projects for more information

XCP 0.5

Welcome to the XCP 0.5 download page!

XCP 0.5 is an update to XCP 0.1.1, which contains the following improvements

  • Upgrade to Xen 3.4.2
  • Extensibly tested (including 100,000s of CPU-hours)
  • Compatabilty with DMTF CIM and OVF standards (Citrix Project Kensho).
  • Heterogeneous machine resource pool support
  • Templates for many different guest types (including latest Ubuntu, Debian)
  • Improved SR-IOV Support

Additionaly, the release contains the following features:

  • Linux 2.6.27 Kernel
  • Windows PV Drivers, Microsoft Certified
  • Fully Featured, enterprise-class Xen API Management Tool Stack
    • Disaster recovery support
    • VM Lifecycle: Live snapshots, checkpoint, migration
    • Multi-host resource Pools: Safe live relocation, auto configuration, DR
    • Host Configuration: Flexible storage management, networking, power management
    • Event Tracking: Progress, notification
    • Secure Communication using SSL
    • Upgrade and Patching Capabilities
    • Real-time Performance Monitoring and Alerting
  • Support for Open vSwitch
  • Support for VNC Console Proxy and Web Front-End
  • Support for Standalone Front-End