Community Overview

User community

The XenServer community of users is incredibly diverse, and often quite engaged and passionate about XenServer. They range from students seeking to learn cutting edge virtualization techniques available to all Xen Project Hypervisor based solutions to large enterprises, governmental agencies and cloud operators running large scale mission critical applications within XenServer virtual machines. Some have administered XenServer for years, while others are new to the XenServer community. While the details of how they came to be XenServer admins varies, they all value the scalability, performance and ease of administration found in modern XenServer. Whether you post a question on the support forums, on the development mailing list, or comment on Twitter, there is a high probability that one of the community has an environment similar to yours and is willing to provide advice to help you succeed.

Community Projects

XenServer is supported by a number of commercial, open source and community lead projects. These projects range in scale from smaller efforts like Xen Orchestra through to major cloud orchestration solutions such as Apache CloudStack and OpenStack. In all cases, community members within those projects have invested in having XenServer be a significant player within their communities due its capabilities and breadth of install base. In addition communities supporting XenServer, those within the XenServer team are active supporters of both upstream projects like CentOS and the Xen Project, but also lateral communities such as libvirt. If you are an active supporter of XenServer within your community, and would like to highlight that, please do let us know. Additionally, if you are interested in having XenServer represented within your community, we are also interested.

Community Verified Solutions

The XenServer teams maintains a hardware compatibility list which contains all the hardware options both Citrix and the respective vendor are willing to offer support for XenServer on. The HCL is far from exhaustive, and while certification kits are available, often the reason a given piece of hardware isn't on the HCL has more to do with the vendor viewing the effort of supporting XenServer as being too costly. This is an area where your voice truly does make a difference. If you are using a given hardware component, and its not on the HCL do voice this to the vendor. Additionally, you can help your fellow users by submitting the solution as "Community Verified". Community Verified is a community lead effort within Citrix Ready organization to highlight hardware and software which has been verified as operational with Citrix products; including XenServer.       

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.
Technical support for XenServer is available from Citrix.