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Home of the Xen® Hypervisor

The Xen hypervisor offers a powerful, efficient and secure feature set for virtualization of x86, x86_64, IA64, ARM and other CPU architectures, and has been used to virtualize a wide range of guest operating systems, including Windows®, Linux®, Solaris® and various versions of the BSD operating systems. It is widely regarded as a strategically compelling alternative to proprietary virtualization platforms and hypervisors for x86 and IA64 platforms.

The community currently develops the open source Xen Hypervisor as well as several other open source products:

  • Xen Cloud Platform - Xen Hypervisor Platform for Cloud Computing
  • Xen ARM - Xen Hypervisor for ARM CPUs
  • Check the project index for a full list

The history of the community and Xen hypervisor project can be read on the Xen history page. If you are new to or want to learn more please read the New to Xen Guide

Jobs in the Xen Community

Periodically there companies that are active in the Xen community will offer jobs. The job listing page contains jobs that are available in the Xen community. Community

The following tools of the community are found within

Xen Logos, Mascots and other Images

See Xen Logos, Mascots and other Images to download and use the mascot, templates and other Xen related images.

In early 2010, a community contest was held to create the mascot. Thanks to Valentin Höbel for his idea, and Brian Hall for the artistic creation, the official mascot was launched in June 2010. In 2011 the idea of Xen Fu Panda was born. Thank you to Anna Alfut for the artistic creation.

Social Media

  • Xen on Twitter: Our official low-frequency Xen twitter channel for news on the Xen community.
  • Xen Masters on LinkedIn: Xen Masters on LinkedIn is for self-proclaimed gurus of the Xen virtualization platform. Xen Masters covers news, discussions and job offers in the community.
  • Xen and XCP on Ohloh provides statistics on commits, the Xen and XCP code base and other developer related information.

Xen Presentations and other Material posts slides of presentations to Slideshare. We do also have templates and slide deck sources that you can use under a creative commons license.

Xen Videos maintains a Xen channel and group on Vimeo. The channel is a stream of selected content from the team. The Xen group enables any community member to post a Xen related video.

Xen User Groups

Xen Advisory Board

The Xen Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Xen project leader for all community and development activities as well as management for the Xen® trademark. The Xen Advisory Board contains members from the top 5 contributors to the Xen project and key vendors that deliver the Xen hypervisor in their products; current members are Citrix, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, and VA Linux Systems Japan.

The site is maintained by the Xen community, but is hosted by Citrix® Systems.