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Download server change for Xen releases

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The official way to get the Xen hypervisor and other Xen Project downloads is via the the https://www.xenproject.org/ website. If you get Xen via the links on the website, you do not need to read the rest of this message.We are aware that some users have been visiting the download server directly. That download server […]

Announcing Xen Project 4.9 RC and Test Day Schedule

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Today, we created Xen 4.9 RC1 and will release a new release candidate every week, until we declare a release candidate as the final candidate and cut the Xen 4.9 release. We will also hold a Test Day every TUESDAY for the release candidate that was released the week prior to the Test Day starting […]

Xen Project 4.8.1 Released

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I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.8.1. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.8 stable series update to the latest point release.The release is available from its git repository http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.8 (tag RELEASE-4.8.1) or from the XenProject download page […]

Q&A with GlobalLogic on the Xen Project and Automotive Virtualization

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The Xen Project is commonly used in embedded scenarios due to its security features, light-weight architecture and open source community. These core attributes are now making it more pervasive in the automotive industry, which has similar demands to the embedded industry, especially when it comes to security requirements. To better understand how the Xen Project […]

Xen Hypervisor to be Rewritten

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The hypervisor team has come to the conclusion that using the C programming language, which is 45 years old as of writing, is not a good idea for the long term success of the project. C, without doubt, is ridden with quirks and undefined behaviours. Even the most experienced developers find this collection of powerful […]

Xen on ARM Interrupt Latency

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Xen on ARM is becoming more and more widespread in embedded environments. In these contexts, Xen is employed as a single solution to partition the system into multiple domains, fully isolated from each other, and with different levels of trust. Every embedded scenario is different, but many require real-time guarantees. It comes down to interrupt […]

Xen Project Maintenance Releases Available (Versions 4.6.5 and 4.7.2)

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I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.6.5 and 4.7.2. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.6 and 4.7 stable series update to the latest point release.Xen 4.6.5 Xen 4.6.5 is available immediately from its git repository http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.6 (tag […]

Tips and Tricks for Making VM Migration More Secure

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A challenge for any cloud installation is the constant tradeoff of availability versus security. In general, the more fluid your cloud system (i.e., making virtualized resources available on demand more quickly and easily), the more your system becomes open to certain cyberattacks. This tradeoff is perhaps most acute during active virtual machine (VM) migration, when […]

Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8 Released – What’s New?

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I’m pleased to announce the release of the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8. As always, we focused on improving code quality, security hardening as well as enabling new features. One area of interest and particular focus is new feature support for ARM servers. Over the last few months, we’ve seen a surge of patches from various […]

What You Need to Know about Recent Xen Project Security Advisories

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Today the Xen Project announced eight security advisories: XSA-191 to XSA-198. The bulk of these security advisories were discovered and fixed during the hardening phase of the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8 release (expected to come out in early December). The Xen Project has implemented a security-first approach when publishing new releases. In order to increase […]

Xen Project Maintenance Releases Available (Versions 4.6.4 and 4.7.1)

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I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.6.4 and 4.7.1. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.6 and 4.7 stable series update to the latest point release.Xen 4.6.4 Xen 4.6.4 is available immediately from its git repository http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.6 (tag […]

Announcing Xen Project 4.8 RC and Test Day Schedule

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On Monday, we created Xen 4.8 RC1 and will release a new release candidate every week, until we declare a release candidate as the final candidate and cut the Xen 4.8 release. We will also hold a Test Day every Friday for the release candidate that was released the week prior to the Test Day. […]

A Recap of the Xen Project Developer Summit 2016

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The Xen Project descended on Toronto, Canada in late August for its annual Xen Project Developer Summit. The Summit is an opportunity for developers and software engineers to collaborate and discuss the latest advancements of the Xen Project software. It also gives developers a chance to better understand new trends and deployments in the community […]

Xen Project 4.5.5 Maintenance Release is Available

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I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.5.5. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.5 stable series update to this point release. Xen 4.5.5 is available immediately from its git repository: xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.5 (tag RELEASE-4.5.5) or from the Xen Project […]

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