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 […]