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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Xen Project Spectre/Meltdown FAQ

Updated to v3 on Dec 12th! Google’s Project Zero announced several information leak vulnerabilities affecting all modern superscalar processors. Details can be found on their blog, and in the Xen Project Advisory 254. To help our users understand the impact and our next steps forward, we put together the following FAQ. Note that we will […]

Announcing the Windows PV HID Drivers

Some recent patches to the QEMU source fix a long standing problem where the PV vkbd backend was unable to function correctly without the PV fb backend, which effectively made it pointless to implement PV HID (i.e. keyboard and mouse) frontends for HVM guests. Now that the problem has been fixed, I’m happy to announce […]

Xen Project Member Spotlight: Bitdefender

The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and automotive space. This blog series highlights […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Introduction to Saving VM Parameters: How I Metadata Backup

XenServer Virtual Machines (VMs) certainly need no introduction, but even if you do not pardon the pun above, they still contain a lot of specialized and individualized information about their sizes, network connections, and myriad other settings that are generally not readily exposed, yet are integral to the operation and functionality of each VM. This blog entry is not intended to take a deep dive into the several hundred parameters that are defined for VMs, but rather just talk a bit about how to save, extract and potentially restore VM information based on them. VM Metadata Backups The purpose of backing up...

Xen Orchestra 5.13

September release folks! Improved UI, bug fixes and better XOSAN. Oh and by the way, XOA is now officially Citrix Ready! Self service disk management It's now possible for a self service user to create a new disk and attach it to its VM. Obviously, it will consume the quota