Status update on XCP-ng 7.5
@stormi very nice, any news/features compare to Citrix Hypervisor 7.5?
@_danielgurgel Most work done aimed to offer a free and unlocked version of XenServer 7.5 and to streamline the build process, so don't expect a different featureset. There are experimental packages for ZFS and Ceph support, though, but that's an early stage. See the dedicated threads about those.
@stormi Sorry for the inconvenient question, but if XCP is similar to XenServer, why the delay in launching version 7.5?
The release of version 7.4 was faster.
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@_danielgurgel Just read the first post, it's explained. In short, Citrix added more closed-source code that broke the Open Source build (impossible to migrate/stop/start a VM). Without counting the deliberate trademark injection in open source package to force us to clean them first.
@stormi said in Status update on XCP-ng 7.5:
c but not the internals. And we'll lose the vGPU migration ability in the process
You guys do a damn good job of keeping people informed /salute.
7.5 release candidate released: https://xcp-ng.org/forum/topic/241/xcp-ng-7-5-0-release-candidate
I know this topic is getting long in tooth and version 7.6 is out but I'm posting this here as documentation.
I have become concerned about the version control for the XCP-ng installers...The final release of the 7.5.0 installer has been made public with at least three different versions.
The first time I downloaded 7.5.0 ISO there was no option for RAID during the install.
The second time I downloaded the ISO, There was an option for RAID... HURRAH!
The third time I downloaded the ISO, the RAID option was gone again! (But now available in 7.6.0)
I have all of these ISOs here now... they look the same, they have the same name and size but they are quite different.
@konoskoncepts There have been only two versions of the installer, the original one then an enhanced installer with RAID support. That's the one that was available on the official website prior to the release of XCP-ng 7.6.
Where did you get that third ISO from? That was likely the first version. The second one was labeled
Sorry... I've just realised that I only have the two...
The third one is just a second download of the first. The confusion came from trying to download 7.5 again after 7.6 was released.
I've been testing at two different locations, home and office... Just after 7.6 was released, i realised i still needed a 7.5 installer but I had trouble locating the link. Obiously I've just downloaded the first one again.
Whats the best way to get to ISO release repository?
You can find all ISOs at https://updates.xcp-ng.org/isos/
@olivierlambert we may want to offer a link to that under a "Do you need an older installer?" link on the main website?