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Faster consoles in XO

Always faster with XO: discover how we managed to display your XenServer VMs console in few milliseconds.

Xen Orchestra 4.4

Xen Orchestra 4.4 is here with more enterprise features, like a SSO with SAML and OAuth2 compatibility! And also with very powerful data visualizations.

Xen Project 4.6 RC2 Test Day is September 1, 2015

Join 4.6 Release Candidate Testing on September 1, 2015 Although the Xen Project performs automated testing through the project’s Test Lab, we also depend on manual testing of release candidates by our users. Our Test Days help insure that upcoming releases are ready for production. It is particularly important that our users test out the upcoming […]

XenServer Challenge

Demonstration of how simple it is to deploy XenServer and Xen Orchestra for a fully working infrastructure, by working with students in a short challenge.

Event Report: Xen Project Developer Summit 2015

This year's Xen Project Developer Summit is over! We had two days packed with highly technical sessions that were attended by 120 delegates. Our sessions have - as always - been very interactive with lots of discussions during and after the talks. Of course we did also have lots of time for in-corridor conversations during breaks, which most of us look forward to every year. Andrew Cooper from Citrix is giving an introduction of Migration v2 in Xen 4.6. Check out the PDF and video.  Session Recordings and Slides Most of the slides are already available as PDFs on the...

Event Report: Xen Project Developer Summit 2015

This year’s Xen Project Developer Summit is over! We had two days packed with highly technical sessions that were attended by 120 delegates. Our sessions have – as always – been very interactive with lots of discussions during and after the talks. Of course we did also have lots of time for in-corridor conversations during […]

Xen Project 4.4.3 Maintenance Release is Available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.4.3. We recommend that all users of the 4.4 stable series update to this latest maintenance release. Xen 4.4.3 is available immediately from its git repository:     xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.4     (tag RELEASE-4.4.3) or from the Xen Project download page at www.xenproject.org/downloads/xen-archives/xen-44-series/xen-443.html. This release contains many bug fixes and improvements. […]

XenServer Dundee Alpha.3 Available

The XenServer team is pleased to announce the availability of the third alpha release in the Dundee release train. This release includes a number of performance oriented items and includes three new functional areas. Microsoft Windows 10 driver support is now present in the XenServer tools. The tools have yet to be WHQL certified and are not yet working for GPU use cases, but users can safely use them to validate Windows 10 support. FCoE storage support has been enabled for the Linux Bridge network stack. Note that the default network stack is OVS, so users wishing to test FCoE will need...

Security around Xen, XenServer and QEMU

A recap of QEMU flaws impacting Xen and XenServer, and what to do in order to mitigate those issues.

Behind the Mountain - Load Testing XenServer 6.5 SP1

With the right equipment (CPU and memory) – previous releases of XenServer like 6.1 are able to run up to 150 concurrent instances of Microsoft Windows and Linux VMs on a single server. More recent releases like 6.2 and 6.5 have pushed this envelope to the higher and higher altitudes of 500 and 650 Windows and Linux VMs respectively. The newly released 6.5 SP1 version has climbed yet higher into the stratosphere and is now able to run an amazing 1000 Windows 7 VMs. The next question is always - OK so the system can run these large numbers of VMs - but how...