XenServer 7.3: and now, what's next?
Stril last edited by
What I do not really understand is how the "periphery" things about Xenserver could be working in XCP-ng:
- XenTools: Do we need to have XCP-ng-tools, or how can we have drivers for different OSs?
- XenCenter: Do you think, there will be a compatibility between XCP-ng and Xencenter, or will XOA be the one and only frontend?
- Migration XCP-ng <-> Xenserver: How about the compatibility here? Will it be possible to migrate VMs from Xenserver 7.x to XCP-ng without downtime as "Live Storage Migration?
Thank you and best wishes
- Xentools should be quite identical. We'll packages them without any modifications I think
- We'll keep the exact same API. So if Citrix doesn't block it (ie do nothing special about it), XenCenter will stay compatible too.
- I think this could work because modification will be minor. But I can't be certain until first release.
kudzu_kdk last edited by kudzu_kdk
@olivierlambert AD2. Maybe you can take a look at OpenXenManager (python version of XenCenter on linux) ? I think it's frozen project (sources are available on github) but it works - I know because I've used it for awhile. That will make a good alternative for someone who wants a non-web client, not only for one platform as it is with XenCenter and it will be compatible with XCP-ng
You can imagine I won't spend time developing/improving another client
Yes, if you want, use OpenXenManager, it will likely work with XCP-ng, (I don't see why it wouldn't).
kudzu_kdk last edited by
@olivierlambert I can imagine you're busy atm I just wanted to mention that there is a client based on XenCenter if Citrix'd decide to do something with their product I'm satisfied with XO but there is a problem with it (or maybe I'm blind :)) There's no option to add a Hardware HBA (iSCSI only) as it is in XenCenter. But other than that XO is enough well done
Please post there to keep pressure on us We don't have HBA hardware in the lab, so it's harder to build the feature out of thin air
Stril last edited by
I am looking forward to see features that will outperform "original" Xenserver.
The biggest day-by-day-limitations for me are:
- Snapshots on LVM doubles the needed space
-> Thin-Provisioned-LVM would be great!
-> alternatively: NFS 4.1 with multipathing
nicols last edited by
Citrix Xencenter 7.4 show message "unlicensed" when connected to free (citrix) xenserver 7.x
Will this change with XCP-ng?
olivierlambert last edited by olivierlambert
Again, I can't tell for XenCenter behavior. Note we don't touch XenCenter, but XenServer.
If Citrix decide to lock features from their UI, then switch to Xen Orchestra or something else.
edit: let me do a quick test right now
It seems to be OK (not displaying license issues). But expect a reaction from Citrix to change that in the future