Xen & Docker: Made for Each Other!

By Olivier Lambert Containers and hypervisors are often seen as competing technologies – enemies even. But in reality the two technologies are complementary and increasingly used together by developers and admins. This recent Linux.com article talked about this supposed battle, noting however that developers are using Docker in traditional VMs to bolster security. Containers allow […]

Xen Project Maintenance Releases Available (Versions 4.4.1, 4.3.3, 4.2.5)

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.4.1, 4.3.3 and 4.2.5. We recommend that all users of the 4.4, 4.3 and 4.2 stable series update to the latest point release. Xen 4.4.1 Xen 4.4.1 is available immediately from its git repository http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.4 (tag RELEASE-4.4.1) or from the XenProject download page http://www.xenproject.org/downloads/xen-archives/supported-xen-44-series/xen-441.html This release […]

Xen 4.4 Released

Xenproject.org is pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.4.0. The release is available from the download page: Xen 4.4.0: Download, Source (tag RELEASE-4.4.0), release notes. Xen 4.4 is the work of 8 months of development, with 1193 changesets. It’s our first release made with an attempt at a 6-month development cycle. Between Christmas, and […]

Results from the XCP User Survey

A few weeks ago, we launched our first XCP User Survey. We nearly had 500 responses when I compiled a preliminary analysis of the survey results. First, I wanted to thank everybody who participated. Of all respondents 38% of respondents are using XCP today, 40% are evaluating XCP or planning to do so and 22% […]

Linux 3.3!

On March 18th, Linux 3.3 was released and it featured a number of interesting Xen related features. Re-engineered how tools can perform hypercalls – by using a standard interface (/dev/xen/privcmd instead of using /proc/xen/privcmd) Backends (netback, blkback) can now function in HVM mode. This means that a device driver domain can be in charge of […]