Planet Hypervisor

Improving the Stealthiness of Virtual Machine Introspection on Xen

This blog post comes from Stewart Sentanoe of the University of Passau. Stewart is a PhD student and he was recently a Google Summer of Code Intern working on the Honeynet Project.  Project Introduction Virtual Machine Introspection Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) is the process of examining and monitoring a virtual machine from the hypervisor or virtual machine […]

From Backup Legacy to Backup NG

Xen Orchestra offers solutions for XenServer and XCP-ng backup. Learn how to migrate your backup jobs from the legacy backup to the New Generation backup.

Xen Orchestra 5.20

Our monthly release is here, with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. Time to update and discover what's new! XCP-ng updates Xen Orchestra is now able to update your XCP-ng hosts directly from the UI! This is a major improvement in XCP-ng usability, without sacrificing our promise to

Xen Orchestra backup concurrency

Backup concurrency is a vast topic. Since we added new features in XO 5.20 to handle it, we wanted to give a recap on how it works. There are multiple concurrency levels, for a lot of reasons. But first lets explain some basics. Backup process 1. Snapshot creation When

XenServer 7.5

One release per quarter - this is the CR cycle of Citrix. And now the latest release is available: XenServer 7.5! What's new? The official changelog is here, but here is a simple recap. Increased pool size You can now run pools with up to 64 hosts! That's really

XCP-ng updates from Xen Orchestra

You may already know: we decided to include a better update mechanism in XCP-ng (vs XenServer). We are using the CentOS method with yum. However it would also be interesting to update directly from a UI, and also to avoid updating each host one by one. Guess what? That's why

qcontrol 0.5.6

Fix for kernels which have permissions 0200 (write-only) on gpio export device. Updates to systemd unit files. Update to README for (not so) new homepage (thanks to Martin Michlmayr). Add a configuration option in the examples to handle QNAP devices which lack a fan (Debian bug #712841, thanks to Martin Michlmayr for the patch and to Axel Sommerfeldt). Get it from git or http://www.hellion.org.uk/qcontrol/releases/0.5.6/. The Debian package will be uploaded shortly.

Citrix Announces General Availability of XenServer 7.5 CR

Hello everyone, This week Citrix released the latest version of XenServer: 7.5 CR. For those unfamiliar with the LTSR and CR release models offered by Citrix, please refer to the recent article published on the Citrix blogs that explains the difference between the two release models. So what’s new in 7.5 you may be asking? Great question! Before I answer this question however, I’d like to remind everyone of the many features we’ve introduced since the release of 7.1 (LTSR) back in February 2017, starting with 7.1 itself. 7.1 LTSR features: Automated updates to simplify host maintenance Delivering Windows VM drivers via Windows updates (WSUS) Health Check (via Citrix...

XOA without commitment

The yearly commitment for Xen Orchestra does not exist anymore. You can now decide to subscribe monthly and leave when you want.

Xen Project Announces Schedule for its Annual Developer and Design Summit

Today, we are excited to announce the program and speakers for the Xen Project Developer and Design Summit. The summit brings together developers, engineers, and Xen Project power users for in-person collaboration and educational presentations. The event will take place in Nanjing Jiangning, China from June 20 -22, 2018. This is the fifth annual Xen […]