The Xen Project community maintains a number of IRC channels on

is for general queries about the software, both developer and user questions
is the official IRC channel for the XAPI team
is the channel the hypervisor developers use. It is a channel for developers: if you have submitted patches to the developer mailing lists or are otherwise active on it, this channel is for you.
is used for Mirage OS
is used for Xen Project Test Days
is used for Xen Project Document Days

If you don't have an IRC client you can access the IRC via the web using the FreeNode web interface.

What is IRC ?

IRC, abbreviated for Internet Relay Chat, provides a platform for open chatting and is chiefly designed for group communication. It consists of networks which themselves contains channels which refers to the place for group discussion relevant to the topics for the discussion.

Why should I join IRC?

IRC allows you to have real time chat with individuals proficient in various fields around the globe & helps you in discussion of your problem.

What are the ways to join IRC?

There are various ways to join IRC:

  • Installing an IRC application
  • Using your web browser

You can access IRC in a number of ways, including:

What About XenServer Questions?

Many people are confused about the relationship between Xen Project and XenServer. XenServer is a distribution of Xen Project the same way that Ubuntu or SUSE are distributions of Linux. You might go to a Linux kernel mailing list to talk about kernel bugs in your distribution, but the bulk of your issues are probably best handled by asking questions of the distribution itself. This is true with XenServer as well, so for most XenServer-related issues, you will do best by starting with one of the XenServer support channels described at The people in that community understand the context of their distribution very well and can most likely guide you to a resolution.