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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Xen Project 4.5.5 Maintenance Release is Available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.5.5. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.5 stable series update to this point release. Xen 4.5.5 is available immediately from its git repository:     xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.5     (tag RELEASE-4.5.5) or from the Xen Project […]

PV Calls: a new paravirtualized protocol for POSIX syscalls

Let’s take a step back and look at the current state of virtualization in the software industry. X86 hypervisors were built to run a few different operating systems on the same machine. Nowadays they are mostly used to execute several instances of the same OS (Linux), each running a single server application in isolation. Containers […]

Virtual Machine Introspection: A Security Innovation With New Commercial Applications

The article from Lars Kurth, the Xen Project chairperson, was first published on Linux.com. A few weeks ago, Citrix and Bitdefender launched XenServer 7 and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, which together compose the first commercial application of the Xen Project Hypervisor’s Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) infrastructure. In this article, we will cover why this technology is […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

XenServer 7.0 performance improvements part 3: Parallelised plug and unplug VBD operations in xenopsd

The XenServer team has made a number of significant performance and scalability improvements in the XenServer 7.0 release. This is the third in a series of articles that will describe the principal improvements. For the first two, see here: http://xenserver.org/blog/entry/dundee-tapdisk3-polling.html http://xenserver.org/blog/entry/dundee-networking-multi-queue.html The topic of this post is control plane performance. XenServer 7.0 achieves significant performance improvements through the support for parallel VBD operations in xenopsd. With the improvements, xenopsd is able to plug and unplug many VBDs (virtual block devices) at the same time, substantially improving the duration of VM lifecycle operations (start, migrate, shutdown) for VMs with many VBDs, and making it...

TripleO QuickStart HA Setup && Keeping undercloud persistent between cold reboots

This post follows up http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/230814/index.html and might work as timer saver unless status undecloud.qcow2 per http://artifacts.ci.centos.org/artifacts/rdo/images/mitaka/delorean/stable/ requires fresh installation to be done from scratch So, we intend to survive VIRTHOST cold reboot (downtime) and keep previous version of undercloud VM been able to bring it up avoiding build via quickstart.sh and restart procedure from logging into […]