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  • kungfupandaThe Xen ProjectTM Powers

    the largest clouds in production

    The Xen ProjectTM is the leading open source virtualization platform that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today. Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Public Cloud, Verizon Cloud and many hosting services use Xen Project software.

  • panda2The XEN ProjectTM

    is the foundation for many products and platforms

    The Xen Project is 11 years old, mature and its stability is second to none:

    the Xen Project serves as the basis for many commercial server virtualization, desktop and embedded products as well as hardware appliances.

    Examples of server products include Huawei UVP, Oracle VM and XenServer. Examples of client solutions, appliances and embedded products include QubesOS, XenClient, Netscaler and GlobalLogic’s Nautilus Platform. Xen Project is also delivered as part of most Linux distributions as well as NetBSD.

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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Future of Xen Project: Video Spotlight Interview with Intel’s Donald Dugger

Intel’s Virtualization Architect Donald Dugger started working on Xen Project software eight years ago. We recently interviewed Don to find out why Intel continues to support, contribute and invest in the Xen Project. One of the first companies to contribute to hardware-assisted virtualization, today Intel remains equally focused on actively promoting open source virtualization. The company […]

Less is More in the New Xen Project 4.5 Release

If we used code-names, the Xen 4.5 release should be called Panda on Diet! We have 78K new code with 141K deleted. In effect this release has -63KLOC code than the previous one. The net effect of a skinnier Xen Project Hypervisor code base is increased usability, simplicity and innovation. This is all by design […]

Using Grub 2 as a bootloader for Xen PV guests

Background: Introduction to Xen PV Bootloaders In the very early days of Xen it was necessary for the host (domain 0) administrator to explicitly supply a kernel (and perhaps initial ramdisk) from the domain 0 filesystem in order to start a new guest. This mostly worked and for some use cases, i.e. those where the […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Using Grub 2 as a bootloader for Xen PV guests on Debian Jessie

I recently wrote a blog post on using grub 2 as a Xen PV bootloader for work. See Using Grub 2 as a bootloader for Xen PV guests over on https://blog.xenproject.org. Rather than repeat the whole thing here I'll just briefly cover the stuff which is of interest for Debian users (if you want all full background and the stuff on building grub from source etc then see the original post). TL;DR: With Jessie, install grub-xen-host in your domain 0 and grub-xen in your PV guests then in your guest configuration, depending on whether you want a 32- or 64-bit PV guest write either: kernel = "/usr/lib/grub-xen/grub-i386-xen.bin" or kernel = "/usr/lib/grub-xen/grub-x86_64-xen.bin" (instead of bootloader = ......

XenServer Support Options

Now that Creedence has been released as XenServer 6.5, I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight where to obtain what level of support for your installation. Commercial Support Commercial support is available from Citrix and many of its partners. A commercial support contract is appropriate if you're running XenServer in a production environment, particularly if downtime is a critical component of your SLA. It's important to note that commercial support is only available if the deployment follows the Citrix deployment guidelines, uses third party components from the Citrix Ready Marketplace, and is operated in accordance with the terms of the commercial...