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Main Documentation

The Xen Project Wiki is the primary source for documentation of the Xen Project software.

Related documentation in many Linux/Unix distributions can also be found on 3rd party websites and blogs.

Start here – this guide will help you navigate the wiki.

Documentation for XenServer (Citrix Hypervisor) and its deprecated sibling XCP, is not stored on the Xen Project Wiki.

Documentation for XCP’s successor XCP-ng is stored on its own GitHub Wiki.

Team Documentation

Xen Project Hypervisor

The Xen Project Hypervisor team generates main pages, support statements, feature specifications, interface documentation, and other documentation from the source tree.

Source generated documentation can’t be found on Most documentation is organized by release.

  • x.y-testing contains the documentation for the x,.y releases, and maintenance releases (e.g. 4.11-testing)
  • unstable contains the documentation for the unstable development tree
  • unstable-staging contains the documentation for the staging development tree

Over time, the documentation in the Xen tree has become rather unwieldy. We have created a new sphinx docset to help address this.

In addition, there are a number of test related resources:


The XCP-ng project has a complete documentation set and is open for contribution.

Other Teams

For other project-specific documentation. please check the respective Team Portal

Contribute to the Wiki

The Xen Project Wiki is open to everyone.

However, subject to spam attacks a simple procedure has been put in place to grant access. Follow the instructions below to create a wiki account with write access:

Search Xen Project Mailing Lists

All Xen Project mailing lists are archived here. Often you will find answers by searching these.

Due to issues with markmail, we recommend going here for Xen-Devel archives.

Other Sources