Release: Citrix XenServer 4.1

As expected Citrix released XenServer 4.1, the first build since the XenSource acquisition.

Known since the beta timeframe, the new version includes a series of remarkable improvements:

  • Host-level HA (XenMotion)
  • Update/patch management integrated in XenCenter
  • GUI Integration with NetApp Data ONTAP
  • Centralized logging
  • Support for nested page table technology AMD Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI)
  • Support for NIC bonding (host level) for fail-over
  • Support for hot-plugging USB storage as a storage repository
  • Support for Windows guest OS hot disk remove
  • Support for 10Gb Ethernet NICs (Mellanox/Chelsio)
  • Support for shared fibre channel storage
  • Support for Windows Vista (32bit only), Red HAT Enterprise Linux 5 (32bit and 64bit), Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 (32bit and 64bit)

Download a trial here.

Note that the Platinum edition, a bundle of XenServer, XenDesktop and Provisioning Server, is not yet available. It will follow shortly during Q2 2008.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordigly.