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Xen: Getting started with virtualization

Get started with virtualization using free, open source Xen. Find out the latest news, expert advice and tips for using Xen in your data center.

Spotlight: Xen

Here's your fast guide to's and SearchServerVirtualization's most-read how-tos, news...

and more on Xen. Find out the latest news about Xen or check out helpful links.

Getting started:

Xen in the news: More helpful Xen links:
  • Tip: Installing Xen 2.0 on NetBSD
    This how-to will walk you through installing Xen 2.0 on NetBSD 3.0 or higher and includes helpful code for installing NetBSD as domain().

  • Tip: Setting up Xen 3.0 on Fedora Core 5
    Setting up Xen and guests should be significantly more straight-forward with Fedora Core 5 than it previously was with Fedora Core 4. Here's a run-through of what is required to configure a system as a Xen host as well as setting up Xen guests.

  • Tip: The perfect Xen 3.0 setup for Debian
    This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 3.0.1) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system. This howto is meant as a practical guide; it does not cover the theoretical backgrounds that are treated in a lot of other documents on the Web.

  • Resource: View Xen statistics, updates and bugs
    Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Linux 2.4, 2.6 and NetBSD 2.0 ports are available. FreeBSD, Plan 9 ports on the way.

  • Guide: Xen 3.0 developer's manual
    Get the skinny on Xen hypercalls, memory, virtual architecture, devices and more with the Xen 3.0 Developer Manual. This guide also includes helpful links to Xen resources.

  • Guide: Xen 3.0 user manual
    Confused about virtualization? Take a look at the Xen 3.0 user manual which offers comprehensive instructions on installation, configuration, migration, management and more.

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