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Supported Releases

Having a supported platform is crucial for mission critical applications, and for those who are interested in obtaining product support for XenServer from Citrix, use of the installers in this section will qualify for support services. 

Download XenServer 6.5 and XenServer 6.5 SP1

XenServer 6.5 was released in January of 2015.  It was available in pre-release form under the project name of Creedence.  All new XenServer installations should be made using XenServer 6.5.

Installers (Required for both XenServer 6.5 and 6.5 Sp1)

Documentation Set

Public Hotfixes for xenserver 6.5

Note that hotfixes for XenServer 6.5 will be created for six months after the release of SP1.  New installations of XenServer 6.5 should apply SP1 which contains all hotfixes through hotfix 8.

PUBLIC HOTFIXES FOR XENSERVER 6.5 SP1

Service Packs

Software Development Kit (API Bindings)

  • SDK (Java, C#, Python, PowerShell, and C language bindings for the Xen API).
  • Development packages (binpkg.iso: RPMs necessary for driver development, etc.).
  • Driver development kit (DDK.iso: VM to faciliate creation of driver disks).

DOCKER INTEGRATION

Information on the integration work for Docker can be found on the Docker Community page.  Docker container support is only available with XenServer 6.5 SP1

MEASURED bOOT and Conversion Manager SUPPLIMENTAL PACKS

The measured boot supplemental pack, and Conversion Manager for XenServer 6.5 are available only under a commercial license. The version of these components from XenServer 6.2 must be upgraded to their XenServer 6.5 counterparts for use with XenServer 6.5.  Please visit citrix.com/XenServer for more information on these items.

Commercial Features

Certain commerical features consist of entitlements available under commercial license from Citrix. Access to those items are only available to those with a commercial relationship with Citrix. Please visit Citrix download site. for access to these features.

Source ISOs

Checksums

Download XenServer 6.2

XenServer 6.2 was orginally released in June of 2013.  It was the first release of XenServer as part of the open source initiative.  While XenServer 6.2 remains a supported platform by Citrix, existing users are encouraged upgrade to XenServer 6.5 at their earliest convenience.  New installations should be made using XenServer 6.5.

Installers

Public Hotfixes

Fresh installations of XenServer 6.2 should immediately apply SP1, and follow with SP1 specific hotfixes. The following list is only for those who are unable to patch to SP1.
The following hotfixes require Service Pack 1 for XenServer 6.2

Service Packs

  • XS62ESP1 - Contains rollup of all hotfixes from XS62E001 through XS62E012 and adds support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.  Future hotfixes may have 6.2 SP1 as a pre-requisite.

Software Development Kit (API Bindings)

  • SDK (Java, C#, Python, PowerShell, and C language bindings for the Xen API).
  • Development packages (binpkg.iso: RPMs necessary for driver development, etc.).

Supplemental Packs

Conversion Manager

The XenServer Conversion Manager can be used to move VMs into XenServer from VMware VSphere.

Source ISOs

Checksums

Pre-release Binaries

The XenServer Dundee pre-release program is currently active. To download a preview of Dundee, please visit the preview download page.

Developer Binaries

If you are interested in the development repositories for XenServer, these are accessible and available on the developer page under Software -> Source Code.

Development Snapshots

In addition to the sources, we create a nightly snapshot from trunk and upload it.  This nightly snapshot is ideal for those who are designing a product to work with XenServer and who wish to ensure they are testing early and often as we evolve the product.  The most recent snapshots can be found on our development snapshot page, and as always we remind users of our snapshots that upgrading from a snapshot to a released version may not always be possible.

Third Party Management Options

Non-Windows GUIs for XenServer

While XenCenter is open source, many of our users (and especially developers) would prefer not to keep a Windows machine running just so that they can use XenCenter. There aren't many Linux/Mac capable GUI clients for XenServer, but hopefully one of these will work for you.

  • Xen Orchestra is a new, open-source, web-based GUI for XenServer.
  • XAC is a prototypical web-based GUI for XenServer that the XenServer API team is working on. We don't intend this to be used in production itself, but rather to give a good example of how to build a Javascript/HTML5 client for XenServer. A major selling point is that it is completely browser-based.

About XenServer

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