XAPI comes in several variants
XCP ISOs (this page)
The XCP ISO is available for download here. XCP - a subset of XenServer - installs onto your host from an ISO, providing a complete enterprise-ready out-of-the-box server virtualization and cloud computing platform after install.
Important Notice: Before June 2013, XenServer was not fully open sourced. For this reason, the Xen Project made XCP available for download from this page. Since XenServer is now fully open source, the Xen Project will not release versions of XCP after XCP 1.6. See our FAQ for more information. You can download a full open source version of XenServer from XenServer.org.
Welcome to the XCP 1.0 download page!
XCP 1.0 is the first full release of the Xen Cloud Platform. The following new features and improvements have been added since the XCP 0.5release of XCP:
- Includes Xen hypervisor version 3.4.2
- Includes Linux 2.6.32 privileged domain
- VM Protection and Recovery: configure scheduled snapshots and (optional) archive of virtual machines via snapshot or export
- Local host storage caching of VM images to reduce load on shared storage
- Boot from SAN with multipathing support: boots Xen Hypervisor hosts with HBAs from a SAN, with multipathing support.
- Improved Linux guest support: Ubuntu templates, Fedora 13/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 templates, RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux versions 5.0 to 5.5 support with a generic "RHEL 5" template
- Enhanced guest OS support for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2003, and Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP1
- Improved MPP RDAC multipathing including path health reporting and alerting through XAPI
- Snapshot improvements: improved reclamation of space after VM snapshots are deleted, even if the VM is running
- Support for blktap2 disk backend driver rather than blktap1
- Support for Citrix XenCenter 5.6 FP1 Windows-based GUI management tool (see here)
- Support for Openstack Bexar release
Additionaly, the release contains the features listed in previous releases, including
- Windows PV Drivers, Microsoft Certified
- Fully Featured, enterprise-class Xen API Management Tool Stack
- Disaster recovery support
- VM Lifecycle: Live snapshots, checkpoint, migration
- Multi-host resource Pools: Safe live relocation, auto configuration, DR
- Host Configuration: Flexible storage management, networking, power management
- Event Tracking: Progress, notification
- Secure Communication using SSL
- Upgrade and Patching Capabilities
- Real-time Performance Monitoring and Alerting
- Support for Open vSwitch
- Support for a range of open source GUI management tools: see XCP Projects for more information
Welcome to the XCP 1.1 download page!
The XCP project team would like to let you know that we have released XCP 1.1 today. While this is only a minor version to XCP 1.0, there are quite a few new features included with this release:
- Security updates and bug fixes
- IntelliCache: Enables you to use a combination of Shared storage and local storage caching.
- Local Storage Spans All Physical Volumes: When EXT local storage is used on a host containing multiple physical disks, the local Storage Repository (SR) now spans all the disks in a single LVM volume group.
- Reset-on-boot VM behaviour: Disks with the on-boot option set to reset, is now available for disks in any type of SR. (Previously it was only available for disks in NFS and EXT SRs.)
- Block SCSI Generic Support: BSG support added enabling full compatibility with Emulex and QLogic management functionality.
- Enhanced guest OS support: Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL 6.
- For OpenStack and others: support for ebtables and other netfilter options have been added to the kernel. These options have been disabled by default, but can be re-enabled with simple sysctl commands. These are the same kernel changes that will be included the upcoming XCP 1.5 release and have been included in XenServer 6.0.
- The Xapi version override feature has been added back in. This allows users to effectively rebrand their XCP boxes as XenServer hosts, in order to work better with products such as XenCenter.
Note that we promoted the XCP 1.1 RC1 release candidate to final release status: so if you've already installed the RC1 release, there is no reason to upgrade.
XCP 1.6 Release Information
Xen.org is happy to announce that XCP 1.6 is available.
- The final build of XCP 1.6 is 61809c
- If you have tested or installed any of the beta releases of XCP 1.6, you may want to read Additional Information for XCP 1.6 Beta Users.
- XCP 1.6 Release Notes
- XCP 1.6 Manuals
- Reporting Bugs: If you would like to report a possible bug, please email the xen-api mailing list with the
subject "XCP 1.6 BUG: ". Please read the the bug reporting guide before raising a bug.
Additional Information for XCP 1.6 Beta Users
Upgrading to XCP 1.6 from the Beta Releases
You should be able to automatically upgrade from XCP 1.6 beta 2 onwards, to XCP final. For more information, and for more information on the beta 1.6 release history see the XCP 1.6 Release Notes.