XenServer Tech Info

As a top tier project within the Linux Foundation, Citrix XenServer provides stable and elastic abstraction of the underlying infrastructure. Based on the powerful open source Xen Project Hypervisor, Citrix XenServer provides efficient management of Windows and Linux Virtual Machines (VMs) and delivers an extremely cost-effective platform for application, desktop, and server consolidation.

XenServer is a type-one hypervisor, originally architected for scale out infrastructure use cases. Citrix continues to create new and innovative features, such as being the first hypervisor to integrate virtualized graphics with NVIDIA GRID vGPU, and introducing in-memory read-cache to mitigate storage I/O boosting performance.

How do I deploy XenServer?

You can try XenServer for free and install it in less than 10 minutes. Use the resources below to get up and running with your XenServer environment today.

Deploying applications on XenServer

XenServer infrastructure deployments and on-going management are simple and intuitive. Citrix believes this should also extend to the workloads running on top of the infrastructure. Citrix Lifecycle Manager (CLM) enables application lifecycle workflows for the deployment, management and tear-down of multi-tiered applications via blueprints, and has been architected to closely integrate with XenServer infrastructures.

CLM blueprints define the set of necessary steps for the out-of-the-box best practice deployment, configuration and ongoing management of applications, such as Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, or third party applications. Application blueprint deployments are included for free with your XenServer licenses.

Get more out of your XenServer deployment

As the leader in desktop virtualization and the dominant virtualization platform in the public cloud, XenServer provides a seamless path to migrate your most important workloads to a cloud environment.

  • XenApp & XenDesktop

    Get best-in-class application and desktop virtualization performance, with features like vGPU and In-Memory Read-Cache.

  • NetScaler ADC

    Secure and control the delivery of your enterprise and cloud services.

  • CloudBridge

    Accelerate delivery of workloads to your mobile and branch office users.

  • Citrix Lifecycle Management

    Enable application lifecycle workflows for the deployment, management and tear-down of multi-tiered applications.