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XenServer licencing - How it works

Citrix XenServer licencing system may sometimes be unclear. Here is the guide you need to understand and choose the XenServer license you need.

Meltdown and Spectre for XenServer

A recap on how Spectre and Meltdown can affect your Citrix XenServer infrastructure. And a full guide on how to mitigate it. If you weren't in a desert this week, you probably heard about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. But how it can affect your infrastructure running Citrix XenServer? Meltdown What's

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 […]

Xen Orchestra 5.15

Latest 2017 release! Full Citrix XenServer 7.3 compatibility, XOSAN available in tech preview, plus many improvements and bug fixes. Also, don't miss our post on the new xcp-ng project! (community backed build of XenServer, without feature limits). Full XenServer 7.3 compatibility Some external changes were released with Citrix

Introducing XCP-ng

Would you like all the power of XenServer without limits, backed by the community? Discover XCP-ng project, and it's on the launchpad! You can now register here to stay tuned on what's next regarding XCP-ng! Since XenServer 7.3 was released, people using the free version were a bit disappointed:

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 […]

Upgrade to XenServer 7.3

Our guide to upgrade to Citrix XenServer 7.3, from any older version!

Announcing the Availability of XenServer 7.3

We're pleased to announce the availability of XenServer 7.3, the latest Current Release (CR)! CRs Versus LTSRs XenServer 7.3 offers customers following the CR release track access to the latest product features designed to enhance application, desktop and server virtualization deployments. For customers running XenServer 7.2 (up until now the most recent CR), Citrix recommends upgrading to 7.3 at the earliest convenience to maintain support. For customers following the LTSR release track (starting with XenServer 7.1 LTSR), Citrix recommends reviewing the XenServer 7.3 release notes to determine if 7.3 would deliver additional benefits to their virtual environments. Note: The decision to embark on the CR...

XenServer 7.3

Discover what's new in the latest release of Citrix XenServer 7.3