Xen.org Releases: XCP 1.1, Xen 4.1.2 and 4.0.3

In the last few weeks the Xen.org developer community has released a number of new open source releases:

  • XCP 1.1 released a little bit more than a week ago: XCP delivers the Xen Hypervisor with support for a range of guest operating systems including Windows® and Linux® network and storage support, Xen API management tools in a single, tested installable image. We will soon see XCP 1.1 support in CloudStack.
  • Xen 4.1.2 and Xen 4.0.3 maintenance releases were published today, featuring bug fixes and small improvements to the hypervisor.

Xen support is being re-introduced into Ubuntu 11.10 (in beta), into Fedora 16 (in beta) and has been in the Debian mainline for a while. These Linux distributions all use the Xen components from the Linux 3 kernel, which are also referred to as PVOPS. Also note, that OpenSUSE 12.1 just released its first release candidate, which also has Xen support. In this context, I wanted to congratulate Jan Beulich (Novell) for being elected a new Xen committer. Of course Citrix XenServer 6 has only shipped a few weeks ago, and Oracle VM 3.0 a little earlier.

Events: XenSummit Asia, Nov 2-3, Seoul, Korea

Less than two weeks to go to XenSummit Asia, where the Xen developer and research community discusses latest developments, research and where the Xen hypervisor will go. The summit is hosted sponsored by Korea University and Samsung and covers some interesting topics. Korea is the home of the Xen ARM project, thus we will naturally hear much about Xen on ARM. I am particularly excited about the “Xen @ Google” talk. With the Xen hypervisor powering 90% of the public cloud, there will also be cloud related content such as “Deep Dive into OpenStack” and “Skylark: Easy Cloud Computing“.

Events: LinuxCon Brazil, Nov 17-18, São Paulo,  Brazil

Xen.org is helping to run the Cloud Discovery Days @ LinuxCon Brazil, Nov 17-18, 2011. We are doing this in partnership with Citrix, Dell and Rackspace. The program of this track will focus on open source cloud computing projects, but there will also be quite a bit of Xen related content. I am also pleased to announce that Sheng Liang, CTO, Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix will give a keynote at LinuxCon Brazil and will give an in-depth talk about Open Source Powered IaaS Clouds.