Canonical’s release of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS now includes support for the Xen Hypervisor (version 4.1.2), Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) packages and XCP OpenStack plug-ins. The inclusion of the Xen Cloud Platform packages into Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS makes Xen more easily accessible to Ubuntu users and adds a wealth of enterprise virtualization functionality.
XCP Benefits for Ubuntu Users:
- Ubuntu users can get started with Xen and stay up-to-date through the native Ubuntu package management system and update service
- Ubuntu users are now able to make use of enterprise virtualization functionality such as Host Pools, Storage Repositories, Performance Monitoring, Host Plugins, Guest VM Templates and Open vSwitch integration (for a detailed list see the XCP feature matrix).