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What is the difference between XenServer and the open source Xen Project™ Hypervisor?

The Xen Project™ hypervisor is used by XenServer. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the #1 open source virtualization platform in the industry. In addition to the open source Xen Project™ hypervisor, Citrix XenServer includes:
  • Control domain (Dom0)
  • XenCenter – A Windows client for VM management
  • VM Templates for installing popular operating systems as VMs
  • Storage Manager – built-in support for a wide-range of storage types, both file and block based
  • Tapdisk3 – an advanced, high-performance storage datapath
  • Support for Software Defined Networking (SDN) through the Open Virtual Switch
  • Graphics Virtualization - where one physical GPU can be concurrently used by multiple VMs
  • Resource pools for simplified management of hosts, storage, and networking
  • Enterprise-level support

 Last Updated 5 years ago

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