XenCenter Development

XenCenter

XenCenter Versions

The current version is XenCenter 6.2. It is capable of managing all server versions between XenServer 5.0 and 6.2.

 

XenCenter Code

XenCenter is fully open source, and is available at https://github.com/xenserver/xenadmin under a BSD-style license.

We've blogged about some of the benefits of open sourcing XenCenter as well as XenServer, here.

 

XenCenter Plugins

Third party vendors or users can imbed and integrate their own applications within XenCenter using XenCenter Plugins. This blog post gives an overview of what others have done.

 

XenCenter Development and Debug Information for Developers

 

XenCenter Features

Citrix XenCenter is the Windows-native graphical user interface for managing Citrix XenServer.

Features include:

 

  • Full virtual machine installation, configuration and lifecycle management.
  • Access to VM consoles: VNC for installation-time, Xvnc for graphical displays on Linux, and Remote Desktop for Windows.
  • vApps.

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  • Remote storage configuration, including NetApp and DellEqualLogic StorageLink, and HBA (Fibre Channel and hardware iSCSI) support.
  • Host networking management, including VLANs and internal networks, bonded and dedicated NICs.


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  • XenSearch: searching, sorting, filtering, and grouping, using tags, folders and custom fields.


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  • Dynamic memory management.


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  • Complete resource pool management.
  • High availability configuration.
  • Active Directory integration, for user authentication and revocation.
  • Role-based access control

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  • VM snapshot management.
  • Full memory snapshots and VM rollback.

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  • Disaster Recovery.

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  • Performance metrics display.
  • Long term metrics gathering and analysis.


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About XenServer

XenServer is the leading open source virtualization platform, powered by the Xen hypervisor. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.
 
Commercial support for XenServer is available from Citrix.

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