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Xen Project Hackathon 16 : Event Report

We just wrapped another successful Xen Project Hackathon, which is an annual event, hosted by Xen Project member companies, typically at their corporate offices. This year’s event was hosted by ARM at their Cambridge HQ. 42 delegates descended on Cambridge from Aporeto, ARM, Assured Information Security, Automotive Electrical Systems, BAE Systems, Bromium, Citrix, GlobalLogic, OnApp, […]

Implementing VDI-per-LUN storage

With storage providers adding better functionality to provide features like QoS, fast snapshot & clone and with the advent of storage-as-a-service, we are interested in the ability to utilize these features from XenServer. VMware’s VVols offering already allows integration of vendor provided storage features into their hypervisor. Since most storage allows operations at the granularity of a LUN, the idea is to have a one-to-one mapping between a LUN on the backend and a virtual disk (VDI) on the hypervisor. In this post we are going to talk about the supplemental pack that we have developed in order to enable VDI-per-LUN. Xenserver Storage To...

Xen Hackathon 2016

Latest news on Xen Hackathon 2016 in Cambridge!

Creating Servers via REST API on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

In posting bellow we are going to demonstrate Chrome Advanced REST Client successfully issuing REST API POST requests for creating RDO Mitaka Servers (VMs) as well as getting information about servers via GET requests. All required HTTP Headers are configured in GUI environment as well as body request field for servers creation. Version of keystone […]

Dev report 1 on Xen Orchestra 5.0

Our first dev diary on Xen Orchestra 5.0, which will give you the best of XenServer with a very neat and powerful UI!

Stealthy monitoring with Xen altp2m

One of the core features that differentiates Xen from other open-source hypervisors is its native support for stealthy and secure monitoring of guest internals (aka. virtual machine introspection [1]). In Xen 4.6 which was was released last autumn several new features have been introduced that make this subsystem better; a cleaned-up, optimized API and ARM […]

Running XenServer... without a server

With the exciting release of the latest XenServer Dundee beta, the immediate reaction is to download it to give it a whirl to see all the shiny new features (and maybe to find out if your favourite bug has been fixed!). Unfortunately, it's not something that can just be installed, tested and uninstalled like a normal application - you'll need to find yourself a server somewhere you're willing to sacrifice in order to try it out. Unless, of course, you decide to use the power of virtualisation! XenServer as a VM Nested virtualisation - running a VM inside another VM - is not something that...

NAU VMbackup 3.0 for XenServer

By Tobias Kreidl and Duane Booher Northern Arizona University, Information Technology Services Over eight years ago, back in the days of XenServer 5, not a lot of backup and restore options were available, either as commercial products or as freeware, and we quickly came to the realization that data recovery was a vital component to a production environment and hence we needed an affordable and flexible solution. The conclusion at the time was that we might as well build our own, and though the availability of options has grown significantly over the last number of years, we’ve stuck with our own home-grown...

Neutron work flow for Docker Hypervisor running on DVR Cluster RDO Mitaka in appropriate amount of details && HA support for Glance storage using to load nova-docker instances

Why DVR come into concern ? Refreshing in memory similar problem with Nova-Docker Driver (Kilo) with which I had same kind of problems (VXLAN connection Controller Compute) on F22 (OVS 2.4.0) when the same driver worked fine on CentOS 7.1 (OVS 2.3.1). I just guess that Nova-Docker driver has a problem with OVS 2.4.0 […]

Green IT with Xen Orchestra and XenServer

XenServer combined with Xen Orchestra will make you save money on your energy bill. Discover how!