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Enable XSM on XenServer 6.5 SP1

1 Introduction Certain virtualization environments require the extra security provided by XSM and 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...

Xen Orchestra 5.3

New version of Xen Orchestra to deliver the best quality possible to the XenServer web interface.

New XO virtual Appliance

It has never been so easy to manage your XenServer infrastructure with our new XOA!

Making a difference to the next release

With the 1st alpha build of the new, upcoming XenServer release (codenamed " Ely") as announced by Andy Melmed's blog on the 11th October – I thought it'd be useful to provide a little retrospective on how you, the community, have helped getting it off to a great start by providing great feedback on previous alphas, betas and releases - and how this has been used to strengthen the codebase for Ely as a whole based on your experiences.   As I am sure you are well aware - community users of can make use of the incident tracking database...

TripleO QuickStart KSM vs instack-virt-setup deploying RDO Newton HA Overcloud

================= UPDATE 10/17/2016 ================= I initiated KSM&&KSMTUNED on CentOS 7.2 VIRTHOST running instack-virt-setup 2 days ago along with instack-virt-setup HA overcloud deployment. Stack’s virthost’s .bashrc [stack@Server72Centos ~]$ cat .bashrc # .bashrc # Source global definitions if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then     . /etc/bashrc fi # Uncomment the following line if you don’t like systemctl’s […]

XenServer Ely Alpha 1 Available

Hear ye, hear ye… we are pleased to announce that an alpha release of XenServer Project Ely is now available for download! After Dundee (7.0), we've come a little closer to Cambridge (the birthplace of Xen) for our codename, as the city of Ely is just up the road.   Since releasing version 7.0 in May, the XenServer engineering team has been working fervently to prepare the platform with the latest innovations in server virtualization technology. As a precursor, a pre-release containing the prerequisites for enabling a number of powerful (and really cool!) new features has been made available for download from the pre-release page.   What's In it?   The...

Announcing Xen Project 4.8 RC and Test Day Schedule

On Monday, we created Xen 4.8 RC1 and will release a new release candidate every week, until we declare a release candidate as the final candidate and cut the Xen 4.8 release. We will also hold a Test Day every Friday for the release candidate that was released the week prior to the Test Day. […]

Keyboard shortcuts in Xen Orchestra

We just introduced keyboard shortcuts in Xen Orchestra. That's just a start, but it will be very useful to accelerate your every day Xen management operations. Discover your shortcuts Just press the "h" (or "?") key, it will display a modal window with the list of all existing shortcuts: We use

TripleO deployment of ‘master’ branch via instack-virt-setup on VIRTHOST (2)

UPDATE 09/29/2016 $ sudo route add -net gw ( on instack VM ) no longer needed , moreover affects ssh connect to overcloud nodes END UPDATE Upstream gets close to Newton Release , bugs scheduled for RC2 went away. Following bellow is a clean and smoothly running procedure of Overcloud deployment TripleO Master […]

A Recap of the Xen Project Developer Summit 2016

The Xen Project descended on Toronto, Canada in late August for its annual Xen Project Developer Summit. The Summit is an opportunity for developers and software engineers to collaborate and discuss the latest advancements of the Xen Project software. It also gives developers a chance to better understand new trends and deployments in the community […]