Skip to main content

Citrix XenServer 4.1 Public Beta!

Just got this e-mail from my Citrix mailer, what are the cooler features of this public beta?

Citrix is pleased to introduce the public beta release of Citrix XenServer 4.1.

Citrix XenServer 4.1 is a service pack that enhances the previous v4 release. New capabilities and improvements include:

  • Scalability and Performance
    • Increased number of simultaneous running VMs
    • Enhanced nested page table (NPT) support for modern AMD processors
    • VLAN support in Standard Edition
    • Improved Citrix Presentation Server performance and maximum number of user sessions
  • Reliability and Manageability
    • Host NIC bonding for fail-over (configured via CLI)
    • Centralized logging
    • Configuration of network management interfaces via the CLI
    • Update/patch management integrated in XenCenter
    • Java bindings for XenAPI in SDK
  • Storage
    • Initial shared fibre channel storage support (via CLI only)
    • Enhanced support for NetApp filers, including snapshot and cloning
    • Windows guest Hot disk remove
    • ISCSI improvements
    • Support for hot-plugging USB storage as a storage repository
  • Host System
    • Rolling pool upgrade support
    • NIC driver updates (e1000, BNX2, TG3)
    • Support several 10Gb network adapters (Mellanox/Chelsio)
    • Improved hardware support
  • Guest Support
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 32-bit and CentOS 5 32-bit install from physical CD
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 x64 and CentOS 5 x64 guest support
    • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 x86 and x64 guest support
    • Windows Vista x86 guest support
Go register now!


  1. How does the USB storage repository work? What's the purpose? Can I just plug in my Drobo and use it as storage, or does it have a specific function assigned to the USB storage?


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Get Vyatta Virtual Appliance, now VMware certified!

We all know Vyatta, don't we?

Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, today announced that its open-source networking software has received VMware Virtual Appliance Certification, thereby providing customers with a solution that has been optimized for a production-ready VMware environment. The company also announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. As a member of TAP, Vyatta will offer its solutions via the TAP program website. With the Vyatta virtual appliance for VMware environments, organizations can now include Vyatta’s router, firewall and VPN functions as part of their virtualized infrastructure.

Vyatta combines enterprise-class routing and security capabilities into an integrated, reliable and commercially supported software solution, delivering twice the performance of proprietary network solutions at half the price. Running Vyatta software as virtual appliances gives customers many more options for scaling their data centers and cons…

3PAR adds native LDAP support to simplify administration

3PAR®, the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today native support for lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Support for LDAP enables centralized user authentication and authorization using a standard protocol for managing access to IT resources. With 3PAR’s support for LDAP, customers are able to now integrate 3PAR Utility Storage--a simple, cost-efficient, and massively scalable storage platform—with standard, open enterprise directory services. The result is simplified security administration with centralized access control and identity management.

“3PAR Utility Storage already provides us with a reliable, shared, and easy-to-use consolidated storage platform,” said Burzin Engineer, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at Shopzilla. "Now, with 3PAR support for LDAP, managing security commonly--across all our resources, including storage--is also simple and efficient.”

Press Release

DeepLearningTrucker Part 1