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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Celebrating 15 Years of the Xen Project and Our Future

In the 1990s, Xen was a part of a research project to build a public computing infrastructure on the Internet led by Ian Pratt and Keir Fraser at The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. The Xen Project is now one of the most popular open source hypervisors and amasses more than 10 million users, and […]

Xen Project 4.10.2 and 4.9.3 are available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.10.2 and 4.9.3. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.10 and 4.9 stable series update to the latest point release. These releases are available from their git repositories xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.10 (tag RELEASE-4.10.2) xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.9 […]

Google Summer of Code Project, TinyVMI: Porting LibVMI to Mini-OS

This blog post comes from Lele Ma, a Ph.D. student at William and Mary. He was recently a Google Summer of Code Intern working on the Honeynet Project.  Introduction This post introduces the project I worked on with Honeynet Project at Google Summer of Code this year. The project of TinyVMI is to port a […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Visiting the camels - MirageOS spring hack retreat 2018

Original posted on linse's blog. Image by Luc Viatour / https://Lucnix.be In March 2018, I attended my first MirageOS hack retreat in Morrocco. MirageOS is a library operating system which allows everyone to build very small, specialized operating system kernels that are intended to run directly on the virtualization layer. The application code itself is the guest operating system kernel, and can be deployed at scale without the need for an extra containerization step in between. It is written in OCaml and each kernel is built only with exactly the code that is necessary for the particular application. A pretty different approach from traditional operating systems....

XenServer 7.4 Available for Download!

Hello XenServer community, It is our pleasure to announce the release of 7.4, the latest update in the CR release track. XenServer 7.4 offers customers following the CR release track access to the latest product features designed to enhance application, desktop and server virtualization deployments. For customers running XenServer 7.3 (up until now the most recent CR), Citrix recommends upgrading to 7.4 at the earliest convenience to maintain support. For customers following the LTSR release track (starting with XenServer 7.1 LTSR), Citrix recommends reviewing the XenServer 7.4 release notes to determine if 7.4 would deliver additional benefits to their virtual environments. Note: The decision...