XenServer 8.0 - Major update due Q1 2019
borzel last edited by
And what changes they push to github...
olivierlambert last edited by olivierlambert
- There is NO way they'll communicate publicly on that. This is specifically true since XCP-ng is out.
- We can dig around on various GH repo, but a lot of their work is on internal repos, so no chance to get that
- Regarding the kernel, it will be VERY likely a more recent LTS kernel: 4.9 or 4.14. I would put a dime on 4.9 because it's mature enough and got the longest time before EOL (see https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html)
- Regarding Xen, IDK yet, but it will be indeed a more recent version I presume.
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donato_marcos last edited by
Anyone have any more information about XenServer 8.0?
Except if you are working inside Citrix, there is 0 chance to have more info
As I said previously, it will be a platform update (more recent CentOS packages) and a more recent kernel (likely 4.14). That's pretty much it (and it's already big!)
atz6975 last edited by
As a consequence 7.6 will EOL pretty soon.
How does that impact XCP?
We'll do a release of XCP-ng 8.0 after, as we did since 7.4
ruskofd last edited by ruskofd
In your opinion, can we expect the arrival of PVH mode or is too early (need Xen 4.10 and kernel 4.11 ) ? This could be game changer for Xen imo
The kernel will be indeed more recent, but I'm not sure about Xen version. So I can't tell. However, the Citrix release cycle is relatively fast since a release each Qx (Q1,Q2…) so I think we may expect some experimental PVH support in 2019. But that's just my feeling based on nothing "concrete".
ruskofd last edited by
That what I thought in some way too. Wait and see
borzel last edited by borzel
Latest dev build from XCP-ng Center in preparing of XCP-ng 8.0: