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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Xen Project Participates in Google Summer of Code and Outreachy

This is a quick announcement that the Xen Project is again participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a program that awards three-month paid stipends to University students to work on open source projects, with the goal to get open source experience. The Xen Project will also again participate in Outreachy, which is an internship […]

How To Shrink Attack Surfaces with a Hypervisor

A software environment’s attack surface is defined as the sum of points in which an unauthorized user or malicious adversary can enter or extract data. The smaller the attack surface, the better. Linux.com recently sat down with Doug Goldstein (https://github.com/cardoe or @doug_goldstein) to discuss how companies can use hypervisors to reduce attack surfaces and why […]

Request for Comment: Scope of Vulnerabilities for which XSAs are issued

Issuing advisories has a cost: It costs the security team significant amounts of time to craft and send the advisories; it costs many of our downstreams time to apply, build, and test patches; and it costs many of our users time to decide whether to do an update, and if so, to test and deploy […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

XenCenter 7.1 update now available!

A hotfix (XS71E001) has been released for customers using XenCenter as the management console for their XenServer 7.1 virtual environments.  This hotfix offers improvements in XenCenter UI responsiveness, as well as several fixes associated with host health check analysis, status reports and updates. Additional information pertaining to this hotfix can be found here. As always, we encourage customers read the hotfix release notes and install the hotfix to avoid any of the issues described in the notes.  

Upgrade to XenServer 7.1

The new version of XenServer is here! And it's 100% comptable with Xen Orchestra! What's inside? Xen 4.7 (live patching capable) A recent Linux kernel (more drivers!) XenServer API improvements But the most important thing: a huge boost in VM import/export performance. This will speed up all your