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Xen Orchestra 3.8

Release often, release faster: that's our motto this year. And we spent some time do give you a smoother experience when upgrading, with those objectives: Avoid appliance re-download for each new version Avoid any manual data migration on your side Ability to rollback to a previous release if anything goes wrong TL;DR again? Download it now! XOA updater Those previous requirements lead to those specifications: Include an updater in XOA Handle download of new Xen Orchestra versions Handle script migrations (e.g when the database structure changed) Handle updater self-update Handle rollbacks Not trivial eh? But we made it, and this tool is currently in last test phase. Basically, starting with the...

Add a network interface to a VM on XenServer with Xen Orchestra

The title is pretty much explanatory, isn't it? You'll see, that's very easy, in your VM view, you'll see it instantly, just click on "Create Interface" button: After clicking on "Create Interface", you'll have to fill the form, e.g selecting the network, MAC address and MTU: And after clicking on "Create", you're done! The new interface in now active on your VM. Enjoy Xen Orchestra!

Disk management in Xen Orchestra

3.8 is coming soon. And we got new features we wanted for a long time! Overview The new disk panel in the VM view now gives you all this stuff: Add a new disk to your VM Attaching an existing disk Mount CD from the VM view Change disk order Everything is available here: Editing the panel allow disk order be changed using the arrows: A video demo of adding a brand new disk: Your browser does not support the video tag.

XO live charts for host view

The next-release will offer a better visualization for the RAM occupied, and also the number of vCPUs used on the total number of CPUs. Those charts are animated on load: Your browser does not support the video tag. But also they are changing in live, when your host memory or vCPUs usage is modified (in this example, during a live migration of a VM in this host): Your browser does not support the video tag. Next step? Live metrics for all your VMs: CPU load, memory, network and disk usage with nice charts!

Setup the most recent Nova Docker Driver via Devstack on Fedora 21

********************************************************************************* UPDATE as 03/26/2015 To make devstack configuration persistent between reboots on Fedora 21, e.g. restart-able via ./, following services must be enabled :- ********************************************************************************* systemctl enable rabbitmq-server systemctl enable openvswitch systemctl enable httpd systemctl enable mariadb systemctl enable mysqld File /etc/rc.d/rc.local should contain ( in my case ) :- ip addr flush dev br-ex […]

iSCSI and Jumbo Frames

So, you either just setup iSCSI or are having performance issues with your current iSCSI device. Here are some pointers to ensure "networking" is not the limiting factor: 1. Are my packets even making it to the iSCSI target? Always check in XenCenter that your NICS responsible for storage are pointing to the correct target IPS. If they are, ensure you can ping these targets from within XenServer's command line: ping x.x.x.x If you cannot ping the target, that may be the issue. Use the 'route' command to show if XenServer has a device and target to hit on...

Xen Project Hypervisor versions 4.3.4 and 4.4.2 are available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.3.4 and Xen 4.4.2. Both releases are available immediately from their git repositories and download pages (see below). We recommend to all users of the 4.3 and 4.4 stable series to update to these latest point releases. Xen 4.3.4 This release is available immediately from its […]

Xen Project Participates in Outreachy (formerly OPW)

This is a quick reminder that the Xen Project is again participating in Outreachy (formerly known as OPW/Outreach program for Women). Outreachy is the successor of the Outreach Program for Women. Please see its page for the information about the May 2015 round of interships. Outreach Program for Women has been helping women (cis and […]

Future of Xen Project: Video Spotlight Interview with Cavium’s Larry Wikelius

With several companies introducing ARM servers recently, cloud providers and enterprise datacenters are excited to see new alternatives for reducing costs and power use come to market. Cavium, a semiconductor leader with a long heritage in security and wireless/ networking, entered the race with the introduction of ThunderX™ the industry’s first 48-core and 96-core family […]

Xen Project Now an Easy Option in OpenStack

Recent Changes Let Xen Project Work Out of the Box in OpenStack Members of the Xen Project development team have always believed that the hypervisor must be available for integration into other Open Source projects.  In particular, the initiators of the Xen Project envisioned the day when compute resources would be available in a dynamic […]