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Re: [Xen-users] Re: preferred XEN dom0 OS

On 08/24/2011 02:22 PM, Grant McWilliams wrote:
The difference between XCP and XenServer is that the former is sort of the beta, community version. I has new stuff like OpenVswitch but missing heavy hitting features like load balancing. It's also running a newer version of Xen/Linux kernel than XenServer. for the most part XenServer is recommended for production and XCP if you want to be on the bleeding edge.

Hi, I just wanted to clear up some confusion about XCP. XCP now comes in two flavors, the unstable version that Grant spoke of, which we're still prototyping (http://wiki.xen.org/xenwiki/XAPI_on_debian), and the stable version that's currently available as version 1.0 (or in beta at 1.1).

XCP 1.0 is basically identical to XenServer 5.6 FP1, except that it doesn't include any of XenServer's closed-source bits, such as workload balancing or high availability. Other than those things, it has rough feature parity with XenServer Enterprise.

See the XCP/XenServer feature comparison matrix on the Xen.org wiki for more details (http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XCP/XenServer_Feature_Matrix).
If you want to see the difference in approaches look at the man pages for the xm command and the xe command.

To answer the earlier question, I'm moving my Open Source Xen servers to XCP.
Excellent! Please let us know how things come along with that move.


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