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XCP-ng new install features

A new XCP-ng 7.5 ISO is available for download (2 in fact!) with new exciting features: software RAID support and netinstall. See you in the download section to grab them. Software RAID support Software RAID is now supported during XCP-ng install. Behind the scenes, it uses mdadm, which is the default software RAID system in…
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UDS Enterprise – A Virtual Desktop solution compatible with XCP-ng

XCP-ng ecosystem When we started developing XCP-ng as an alternative to Citrix XenServer, we were committed to creating a true and complete open source virtualization platform that companies can use in their production environment. This also means we were committed to creating a rich ecosystem to go along with it. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Virtual Desktop…
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XCP-ng Security Bulletin

Latest news regarding security on XCP-ng! For this first bulletin, it’s all about Foreshadow vulnerability, but also a specific XAPI problem. Take time to read it or at least stay up-to-date! XSA-273 Also known as “L1 Terminal Fault speculative side channel” or even shorter: Foreshadow. The most interesting details are available here. In short, with…
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XCP-ng 7.5 upgrade

If you use XenServer or XCP-ng 7.4, follow our guide to upgrade to our latest XCP-ng 7.5! Upgrade from XCP-ng 7.4 Warnings: Always upgrade and reboot the pool master FIRST If HA is enabled, disable it before upgrading Recommended way: using the installation ISO Download the installation ISO from https://xcp-ng.org/download/ Check the integrity of the…
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XCP-ng 7.5

We did it! XCP-ng 7.5 is now available to download. It’s not just following XenServer 7.5 release, it also brings exclusive features and bug fixes. For those who are in a hurry, see you in the Download section. Do not miss the upgrade instructions. Teamwork This release was only possible because of a large teamwork…
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XCP-ng on Hetzner dedicated hosts

This blog post will introduce a series of “validated” hosting providers, ie hosters that are able to run XCP-ng on their bare-metal machines. The first one we are testing is Hetzner, a German company providing various hosts at competitive pricing. The list of their available servers is here. Also, by clicking on “Dedicated” in the…
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XCP-ng with ZFS

Since XCP-ng 7.5, you can use ZFS as a local storage backend. You could already do this with a ZFS box exporting a share via NFS, but this time, ZFS is running directly on your host. We’ll see how it’s possible and do some basic benchmarks. WARNING: This is a first implementation, considered as experimental.…
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Release Candidate for XCP-ng 7.5

Here it is, the latest version of XCP-ng has its Release Candidate. This version not only brings to XCP-ng the best of the latest XenServer version, we are also improving it and fixing some important issue that users are facing with XenServer 7.5. Bug fixes VDI_IO_ERROR during export A bug introduced in XenServer 7.5 resulted…
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Migrate from XenServer to XCP-ng

Objective This article describes how to proceed in order to convert your Citrix¬© XenServer infrastructure into a XCP-ng infrastructure. All of this, without losing ANY settings (SR, VMs, networks) from your existing XenServer infrastructure! Most important rule Always upgrade the pool master first. Always. Otherwise, you’ll have issues. Note: before upgrading, also think to eject…
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XCP-ng 7.4.1

Here is a new version of XCP-ng, with various improvements. Still based on XenServer 7.4.0, but embedding new cool stuff and more future-proof! You can download the new ISO from the download page. Note: XCP-ng is now compatible with Cloudstack!. Also don’t miss our latest Xen Orchestra version that allow to enable “Windows Update” automated…
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