Monthly Archives: May 2010

Xen Community Newsletter Vol 10 No 20

Welcome to the weekly newsletter with a variety of information to keep you updated on all things Xen. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions for the newsletter.

Xen News

Xen Events

Xen Products

Xen Members in Action

  • Mailing Lists SuperStars –  Ian Tobin, Lei Yang, Tapas Mishra,

Xen Weekly Stats

  • May statistics (Project Golden Ratio) will be posted next week on the blog

    The complete newsletter with all data including the summary of all xen-users/xen-devel/xen-api mailing lists can be found at

    Xen Directions South America

    Xen Directions South America planning is underway as the community ventures into South America for our 1st community event.  The event is being held in conjunction with the Linux Foundation, LinuxCon Brazil at the WTC Convention Center in São Paulo, Brazil. Hotel accommodations are being planned for at the Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel.

    If you are interested in speaking at this event, please contact myself or Marco Sinhoreli as we are starting to work on the agenda. Please remember that Xen Directions events are targeted at IT and virtualization customers interested in learning about solutions you offer based on open source Xen.

    Open vSwitch 1.0.0 Released

    The Open vSwitch team announced the availability of Open vSwitch 1.0.0.  Open vSwitch is a multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2 license.

    The goal is to build a production quality switch for VM environments that supports standard management interfaces (e.g. NetFlow, RSPAN, ERSPAN, IOS-like CLI), and is open to programmatic extension and control.  In addition, it is designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers similar to VMware’s distributed vswitch or Cisco’s Nexus 1000V.

    Open vSwitch currently supports multiple virtualization technologies. It is the default switch in the Xen Cloud Platform.  And it supports open source Xen, XenServer, KVM, and VirtualBox.  The bulk of the code is written in platform-independent C and is easily ported to other environments.

    Rest of blog at

    2010 Community Survey

    It is time again, for the annual community survey. I conducted this survey in 2009 and leveraged the results to make some changes in the way that information is presented on the website as well as how I plan events. This survey is a great way for the community to take a snapshot in time to see what changes are needed to improve participation and use of the tools.

    Please take about 5 minutes and complete the survey at

    Xen Summit at AMD Post Event Survey

    Thanks to the Xen Summit attendees for participating in the post event survey which gives the community some much needed feedback for future Xen Summit events. The complete survey results are available here.

    Here are some highlights from attendees:

    • Just about 50-50 on first time attendees vs regular attendees
    • 47% are developers and 33% are open source Xen customers
    • 93% attendees plan to attend Xen Summit in future
    • Name Tags -> All future Xen Summits will have name tags
    • Xen Research Section / Xen Customer Section
    • Language / Translation services -> Multiple languages and people’s English skills is an issue