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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

What’s New with Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8?

I’m pleased to announce the release of the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8. As always, we focused on improving code quality, security hardening as well as enabling new features. One area of interest and particular focus is new feature support for ARM servers. Over the last few months, we’ve seen a surge of patches from various […]

Please Welcome Our New Release Manager

Dear community members, I’m pleased to announce that Julien Grall will be the Release Manager for the next Xen release. The appointment was voted by the Committers and the vote passed. Julien has done excellent jobs in many aspects. He has been an active  developer for the past few years and contributed a lot […]

What You Need to Know about Recent Xen Project Security Advisories

Today the Xen Project announced eight security advisories: XSA-191 to XSA-198. The bulk of these security advisories were discovered and fixed during the hardening phase of the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8 release (expected to come out in early December). The Xen Project has implemented a security-first approach when publishing new releases. In order to increase […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Set Windows guest VM Static IP address in XenServer

A Bit of Why For a XenServer Virtual Machine(VM) administrator, traditional way to set a static IP to a VM maybe not that direct. That is because XenServer do not provide API to set VM IP address from any management tool in history. To change the IP setting for a VM in XenServer, you will need to email the VM user and let them to do the setting manually. Or you may need to install some 3rd party tools to help you to set the IP address to the VM. For create new VM for users by VM clone, set IP maybe means multiple time of...

Enable XSM on XenServer 6.5 SP1

1 Introduction Certain virtualization environments require the extra security provided by XSM and FLASK (https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Security_Modules_:_XSM-FLASK). XenServer 7 benefits from its upgrade of the control domain to CentOS 7, which includes support for enabling XSM and FLASK. But what about legacy XenServer 6.5 installations that also require the added security? XSM and FLASK may be enabled on XenServer 6.5 as well, but it requires a bit more work. Note that XSM is not currently a user-visible feature in XenServer, or a supported technology.This article describes how to enable XSM and FLASK in XenServer 6.5 SP1. It makes the assumption that the reader is...