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Xen virtualization modes

Learn more about various Xen virtualization mode: PV or HVM, PVHVM and PVH.

XOA at the Geneva Gaming Convention - a case study

Xen Orchestra was a partner of the Geneva Gaming convention during the e-sport event in 2017. we used the opportunity to interview the network coordinator.

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

Xen Orchestra is Citrix Ready

Xen Orchestra is now officially Citrix Ready.!

XOSAN at 10Gbps.io

Discover how XOSAN can be deployed with real example of server providers or hardware partners!

XSO DB for XS 7.1 Closing Down

Attention XenServer community: Please be advised that, in alignment with our goal of frequent releases and the XSO database supporting one active release to help resolve issues found in that release while simultaneously preparing for the next release, we are closing down the XSO database for 7.1 issues. As such, users are encouraged to move to XS 7.2 and raise any issues they encounter with that release here. Users who wish to remain on the Long-Term Support Release (LTSR) stream are encouraged to visit Citrix.com. As always, thank you for your support. Andy  

Hyperconvergence benefits

Hyperconvergence unify compute and storage in a software defined solution bringing an overall costs reduction for every IT infrastructure.

Citrix Announces First Cumulative Update for XenServer 7.1

Citrix has posted a blog announcing the availability of XenServer 7.1 CU1, the first cumulative update for the XenServer 7.1 Long-Term Support Release (LTSR). CU1 rolls-up all hotfixes released on XenServer 7.1 to date. While there are no new features introduced in this update, a number of additional fixes are included to further enhance and simplify XenApp and XenDesktop environments. Information pertaining to these fixes can be found in the release notes. Of particular significance, this cumulative update provides customers on Long-Term Support Release (LTSR) 7.1 with the latest platform fixes applicable to v7.1. Unlike Current Releases (CR), which provide access to new...

Changes to Hotfixes and Maintenance for XenServer Releases

XenServer (XS) is changing as a product with more aggressive release cycles as well as the recent introduction of both Current Release (CR) and Long Term Service Release (LTSR) options. Citrix recently announced changes to the way XenServer updates (hotfixes) will be regulated and this article summarizes the way these will be dealt with looking forward. To first define a few terms and clarify some points, the CR model is intended for those who always want to install the latest and greatest versions, and these are being targeted for roughly quarterly releases. The LTSR model is primarily intended for installations that...