Release: Citrix XenServer 6.5 Service Pack 1

During its annual Synergy conference last week, Citrix announced the availability of Service Pack 1 for version 6.5 of its virtualization platform XenServer. Version 6.5 of XenServer was released in January this year, as covered by at that time.

Service Pack 1 provides the following new functionality:

  • Support for up to 1000 VMs per host
  • Intel GVT-d GPU pass-through for Windows machines
  • nVIDIA GPU pass-through for Linux machines
  • Docker container support: run containers in VMs and use XenCenter for lifecycle management operations
  • New guest OS support & updates: Windows 10 template enablement (official support to come once Microsoft officially releases the OS), plus CoreOS
  • Per-VM visibility of in-memory read-cache usage in XenCenter