The Xen Project hypervisor is developed by a worldwide community of individuals, researchers and employees of companies and that follow the Xen Project Governance process based on openness, transparency, and meritocracy. The project is supported by the Xen Project Advisory Board made up of project member companies that fund the Xen Project. You can find a contribution breakdowns under Contribution Acknowledgments.

Introduction to the Hypervisor

The following tutorial allows you to experiment with Xen running within VirtualBox: System Requirements and SetupExercise Script and Images and Files to download (7.7G). A more comprehensive overview is available here, including a step-by-step Beginners Guide.

Getting The Xen Project Hypervisor

The Xen Project hypervisor is available as source distribution from these download pages. You can find instructions on how to build the Xen Project source release at this page.

Sources for Xen Project Binaries

The Xen Project Hypervisor is the basis for many commercial products. The list below is not complete and provides examples of available Xen distributions.

Type Source
Linux Distributions You can get recent Xen binaries as packages from most Linux and Unix distributions, both open source, and commercial.
Commercial Server Virtualisation Products The following commercial and open source products are available: Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer), Huawei UVP, Oracle VM for x86, XCP-ng
Embedded Xen Distributions The following commercial and open source products are available: Crucible Hypervisor, Virtuosity, Xen Zynq
Xen based Security Products The following commercial and open source products are available: Bitdefender HVI, Magrana Server, OpenXT, Qubes OS

License

The Xen Hypervisor is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL2). A number of components follow different licenses: more information can be found in the xen.git COPYING file.