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Xen Orchestra Comes Back Alive: Xen From The Web

Virtualization

Published on 11 January 2013 11:36 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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Xen Orchestra is an open-source project that gives a web-interface to the Xen virtualization platform via XCP and its API (XAPI).

The Xen Orchestra project was conceived back in 2009 but then abandoned due to time constraints and only recently restarted. Olivier Lambert of the project wrote an email to Phoronix with details of this project revival. "The project was born in 2009, but dead since, due to a lack of time for myself and my friend. But in the end of 2012, we decide to reboot the project for XCP/XAPI, supported by our own company. There is no other Open source living project for this, so we are 'expected' by Citrix themselves: they gave us the opportunity to talk about the project during the FOSDEM."

The goals of Xen Orchestra are to provide a simple and nice interface for managing virtual machines and XCP servers, displaying the global state of the virtualization infrastructure, and expose nice functionalities of XAPI to the web interface.

More details on this revised Xen open-source web project can be found at Xen-Orchestra.com.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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