XenServer resources

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XenServer 8 licensing

XenServer is an entitlement of the Citrix for Private Cloud, Citrix Universal Hybrid Multi-Cloud, and Citrix Platform License subscriptions for running your Citrix workloads. Citrix customers that have not yet transitioned to these new subscriptions can participate in our promotion.

For details on which features are available, see the Editions page.

New users of XenServer are encouraged to try out XenServer 8 with the Trial Edition. While using this Trial Edition, you won't have access to official support. Nevertheless, please take the opportunity to explore the latest features and capabilities, and test the recent updates. Your assistance in enhancing the product is valuable, so please report any bugs and share your feedback with us via email at feedback@xenserver.com.

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XenServer 8 quick start guide

Get up and running quickly with this straightforward guide.

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XenServer 8 release notes

A complete summary of all the latest updates.

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Security recommendations when deploying XenServer

Best practices and configuration guidelines for deploying XenServer securely

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Managing your XenServer environment

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XenServer 8 lifecycle

The XenServer 8 is the start of a new approach to how we release and maintain the product.

Understand and stay up-to-date on the product lifecycle.

Learn about lifecycle

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XenServer 8 updates explained

XenServer 8 updates are now delivered via a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which means faster delivery of new features and bug fixes.

Learn about the updates

Stay up-to-date and connected

XenServer blog

Read the latest blog articles from the XenServer team.

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XenServer forum

Become part of the conversation and share support and explore new ideas.

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XenServer is built on open APIs

XenCenter serves as the Windows client for managing XenServer. It interfaces with XenServer hosts via a rich set of APIs exposed by the Xen Project Management API (XAPI), the server's management stack.

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What is a hypervisor and how does it work?

A hypervisor is software that sits between a server and operating system to enable underlying physical hardware to be shared with multiple virtual machines.

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