XenServer 6.5 officially released

Citrix has announced the release of XenServer 6.5, a virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project hypervisor. With this latest update, XenServer now offers a full 64-bit kernel architecture, which allows customers to leverage the latest hardware and OS platforms, and supports enterprise-grade networking, storage and workload management. The new 64-bit kernel architecture features significant improvements in networking and storage performance, providing customers with a virtualization platform for running new and existing workloads in their workspace and datacenter environments.

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What’s New:

  • All 64-bit
  • Massive performance improvements
  • 50% increase in GPU density
  • The return of the popular Workload Balancing (WLB) appliance
  • Numerous usability enhancements

Newly Supported Guests OS

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • SLES 11 SP3 and SLES 12
  • CentOS 5.10, 5.11, 6.5, and 7.0
  • RedHat 5.10, 5.11, 6.5, and 7.0
  • Oracle Linux 5.10, 5.11, 6.5, and 7.0
  • Oracle UEK 6.x

See XenServer 6.5 Full Release Notes for details

 
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