Citrix XenServer a complete, managed server virtualization platform built on Xen hypervisor. It makes most of your datacenter resources. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as one of the fastest and secure virtualization software. XenServer can host of Windows® and Linux® virtual servers. Supports full virtualization, Para-virtualization and live migration. The advanced management interface provides fully integrated console for managing, provisioning and monitoring the XenServers clusters, Xen Hosts, and the guest OS.
Citrix XenServer’s key features aim to ease management of the virtualization infrastructure. The VM templates are an essential part of that. You may create VM templates from snapshots, for example. Another key feature of this platform is XenMotion, enabling you to migrate VMs between hosts live. You can also live patch hosts with no downtime with the Enterprise version of XenServer . Further important feature of the XenServer platform is centralized support for Open vSwitch.
Citrix XenServer ‘s key architecture components are the 64-bit hypervisor platform, integrated control by XenCenter, and live migration by XenMotion.