Entries Tagged with ‘Xen’

During the last days, the official Xen blog published two really amazing articles about Xen virtualization in detail. Both of them take a look at paravirtualization, HVM and the difference between 32 and 64 Bit guests. You can find part one of the article series here: The Paravirtualization Spectrum, part 1: The Ends of the […]

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I have some exciting news to spread: According to heise.de, Xen was successfully ported to the ARM architecture by some Citrix employees. Furthermore Samsung seems to work on the same thing, but without Xen requiring virtualization support from the hardware. This may have some huge impact on how we will work with e. g. Android in the […]

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Just a few days ago, the Xen Cloud Platform 1.1 was released. It contains various bug fixes, security enhancements and a bunch of new features. One of the probably most anticipated enhancements is the guest support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Since XCP is “the Xen version for the cloud”, better RHEL support might […]

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Today I stumbled across a very interesting blog entry from Oracle’s head Linux developer, Wim Coekaerts. He talks about the freshly added support for Xen in the Linux mainline and stresses that now all Xen skeptics (who were claiming that alternatives are much better since they are better integrated in the Kernel..) will have to find new […]

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As posted a few days ago on the official xen.org blog, a new Community Manager was selected. His name is Lars Kurth and he will start officially in January or February 2011. Lars was working for the Symbian community before, so he should be experienced in “managing” large and international communities. Welcome, and hopefully you […]

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New Xen.org mascot announced

May 5, 2010 en Xen by
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I was very happy when I received the news from Stephen Spector, Community Manager of Xen.org, that my suggestion for a Xen.org mascot was chosen by the Xen.org community. Back in 2008, Stephen was asking the community if they would like to have a mascot for Xen. Some suggestions were entered, sadly the shark and […]

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Xen.org history

April 27, 2010 en Xen by
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The community manager of Xen.org just announced the availablity of a new overview of the Xen.org history: http://www.xen.org/community/xenhistory.html It is very interesting for those who have been following Xen since it emerged in the world of virtualization. For me, the highlight of the history page are the old documents from 2005: http://www.xen.org/xensummit/xensummit_2005.html Some of those […]

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Xen 4.0 released!

April 13, 2010 en Xen by
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Today xen.org announced the availability of Xen 4.0. Many people thought that Xen was dead and would have no chance against the “mighty” KVM solution, but well, the facts talk another language. If you look a little bit closer you can see that a) most clouds are powered by Xen and b) the new features […]

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Stephen Spector, community manager of xen.org, recently started the Xen.org Mascot Contest Vote. The community now has the opportunity to vote for the new xen.org mascot. Weeks ago, xen.org blog readers were able to submit a mascot idea, afterwards an external artist drew the images. I must say that I am very impressed by his […]

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It seems that Xen 4.0.0 will be out soon. I am definitely looking forward to this release since I am working with Xen for years. What to expect in Xen 4.0.0: View the road map and wishlist here.

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