2019: The Beginning of a New Year

This week marks the beginning of the new year. And with the new year comes a new focus for PXS:

With the unfortunate changes that Citrix imposed on XenServer in Version 7.3 the viability of XenServer as a robust, versatile, feature-rich virtualization platform was seriously diminished for many users. But that change precipitated another, more positive change – The creation of the XCP-ng Project.

We feel that XCP-ng represents not just another virtualization platform; not just a different licensing structure for XenServer; but a rebirth of the XenServer platform. With this change: Many bug reports that had languished have been resolved. Many features that were wanting have been introduced. And many abilities that had been restricted have been made available, for free! And these changes are good!

We feel that XCP-ng represents a fuller realization of what XenServer can be. We feel that the potential of XenServer has been more fully realized. And we feel that XCP-ng offers users a more complete solution for building IaaS clouds.

So, going forward, we’ll be using XCP-ng in all of our XenServer tutorials. Almost every XenServer feature that we employ should function identically in XCP-ng and in the Citrix version of XenServer – Citrix Hypervisor. But, where there is a functional difference between XCP-ng and Citrix Hypervisor, we’ll do our best to explain the difference and illustrate both implementations of that functionality.

I hope that you’re as excited to get started with XCP-ng as we are. I look forward to discovering the full potential of free and open source software in creating/operating a robust, versatile, feature-rich IaaS cloud.

Eric Pretorious, Publisher
Practical XenServer

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