Author Archives: Steven Maresca

Poll: KVM or Xen? Express yourself

Please check out the “KVM or Xen” poll linked below.

Created by Kris Buytaert – long-time open source consultant,  co-author of the book “Virtualization with Xen,” and writer at – this poll asks about your platform of choice while planning for the future: follow Red Hat to KVM or stick with Xen?

If you have strong opinions, by all means leave a comment.

Xen IRC Logs

Hello Xen Users,

I’d like to announce the immediate availability of transcripts for the #xen IRC channel, covering over two years of our active community and accessible at

Many excellent discussions regarding Xen and related topics are preserved for your reference, searchable and easy to browse. Whenever you have a question, do not hesitate to check the logs; there is an excellent chance that others have answered a similar question.

As an aside, this is my first post to! I’ve been involved in the Xen community for nearly three years, assisting others in Freenode’s #xen channel as an operator.

In addition, I am the lead developer behind Zentific, a web-based management interface for clusters of virtual machines. Zentific aims to serve technical and non-technical users alike, while making advanced control a breeze. It can manage hundreds of virtual machines with as many users, provides an extensible API for customization, and offers flexible configurations for many use cases. For more information, check out

More posts full of Xen goodness are to come. Stay tuned.

-Steve Maresca