Xen Cloud Platform Changelog

New in version 1.6

November 28th, 2012
  • Storage Migration: XCP now features an all new Storage XenMotion® technology that lets users freely move running virtual machines without the need for shared storage. With the new Storage XenMotion feature, live migration occurs using a “shared nothing” architecture where the storage used for the virtual disks can be moved freely within and across pools for optimized storage utilization, simplified backup and serviceability.
  • Live VDI Migration: XCP now allows users to relocate a VM's Virtual Disk Image (VDI) without shutting down the VM. This enables users to move VM's from cheap, local storage to fast, resilient, array-backed storage; to move VM's from a development to a production environment; to move between tiers of storage when a VM is limited by storage capacity; and to perform storage array upgrades.
  • Networking Enhancements: XCP contains a number of networking enhancements, sich as support for Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP); improvements to Source Load Balancing (SLB); improvements to Multi-Tenancy support; VLAN Scalability improvements; support for Emergency Network Reset and IPv6 Guest support