XCP-ng 8 - Beta release

Release May 22, 2019

XCP-ng 8.0 is now in beta

Since Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 was released, we have been working to bring you the release of XCP-ng 8.0. The beta version of XCP-ng 8.0 is now available and you can download it to try in your homelab or on your test infrastructure!

⚠  Do not use XCP-ng 8.0 in production yet, unexpected behaviors and issues can occur.

What's new in XCP-ng 8.0?

Platform update

The platform components of XCP-ng 8.0 have been updated for higher performance and security:

  • Kernel version is now Linux 4.19
  • Xen Hypervisor version is now 4.11
  • Control domain OS is now CentOS 7.5

Xen Orchestra deployment

The Xen Orchestra Appliance can now be deployed directly from the IP address of any XCP-ng installation.

XCP-ng 8.0 - How to upgrade

Note: The usual yum upgrade method is not yet available for this release and should be at the moment we will have a release candidate for XCP-ng 8.0.

The process to upgrade to XCP-ng 8.0 is available on the official documentation.

The official XCP-ng 8.0 ISO, along with additional recommendation, is available on the official forum post.

Provide your feedback

If you are not already a member of our community forum, now is the time to join us.

Any feedback you may want to provide about the XCP-ng 8 Beta can be given in the dedicated topic.


Like a Linux distribution, XCP-ng's installation images and RPM repositories can be replicated by benevolent mirror providers. We have set up a list of trusted mirrors that will allow you to download XCP-ng more efficiently from anywhere in the world!

If you wish to add your own mirrors, you can follow the procedure described in the official documentation.

Pro support

A healthy Open Source project comes with Pro Support. Do you want to run XCP-ng in production? We got you covered! XCP-ng pro support comes in two different editions: Standard and Enterprise and is designed for all size of companies.


Marc Pezin

CMO at Vates since 2017, I have been at the forefront of shaping and advancing the communication strategies and business development initiatives for Vates Virtualization Management Stack.