Transition from Citrix Hypervisor to XenServer, for free!

XenServer 8 - now available to Citrix customers on a scale never seen before.

Leverage XenServer 8 for all your Citrix workloads, up to 10,000 sockets

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Between now and December 1, 2024, Citrix customers can request to participate in a no-cost promotion for 10,000 XenServer Premium Edition socket licenses. Just like the free entitlement of Citrix Hypervisor for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Citrix DaaS, these XenServer socket licenses can be used for all workloads to support the Citrix infrastructure. 

The duration of the promotional licenses is co-termed with the duration of your current or upcoming Citrix subscription. For example, if you have 1 year and 5 months left of your subscription, the promo licenses will be valid for 1 year and 5 months. If you renew your subscription during the promo period for 3 years, your promo licenses will be valid for those additional 3 years.

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To benefit from the promotion, an active request is required. Get in touch with your Citrix Sales representative or Citrix Channel partner, who will be able to complete your registration and delivery of licenses. If you don’t have a partner, please use the partner locator.

If you want to test XenServer before or after the promotion, you can use the Trial Edition, which allows you to run a fully featured version of XenServer with a pool size limitation of three hosts.

Next steps

How to benefit from XenServer long-term

After your promo sockets expire, to continue using XenServer you need to renew the subscription for the required socket count. The SRP can be found on Note that the pricing is per socket, not core. This allows you to use powerful CPUs with a high core count, without having to pay extra on your server virtualization subscription.

The new XenServer 8 - the successor to Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 - will only recognize XenServer socket licenses. Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 will continue to recognize Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or Citrix DaaS licenses until its End Of Life on 25th of June 2025.

Learn more about XenServer

XenServer, now a business unit under Cloud Software Group

As a stand-alone offering, XenServer is focused on being the best hypervisor for Citrix on-premises and general server virtualization workloads. With an unbeatable TCO and ease-of-use, XenServer is the hypervisor of choice across customers of all sizes, from small service providers to the largest enterprise and government entities.


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