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XCP 1.1 has been released

XCP Release Timeline

XCP 1.5 "Boston"

XCP 1.5 "Boston" is version-compatible with XenServer 6.0. It's the first XCP release to be based on Xen 4.1. We have some internal work to do both on our build system and xapi before we can release XCP 1.5, but after we complete this work it will be much easier for us to release stable versions of XCP along with XenServer stable releases. This means that after these changes, there won't be any more long delays between XCP stable releases and XenServer releases.

RC1 release
Final Release

XCP 1.5 "Boston" Roadmap

Features that will likely make it into XCP 1.5

  • Xen hypervisor 4.1
  • vSwitch is the default networking stack
  • Ubuntu guest support
  • Debian Squeeze guest support (32b/64bit)
  • Updated RHEL 6.0 support
  • Experimental SLES 10 SP4 support
  • Experimental Solaris guest support
  • Active-Passive NIC Bonding Support for vSwitch
  • Rolling Pool Upgrade improvements

Possible features for future XCP releases


  • Cross-pool VM.migrate / VM.copy
  • "Shard" the pool metadata db
  • IPV6 support


  • v4v for non-IP inter-domain comms
  • Detect pending updates for appliances

Performance and Scalability

  • Expose NUMA topology via XenAPI
  • Stubdoms for intensive ops (eg VM export)


  • Enable Xen Security Modules
  • Pvgrub (or pygrub in helper domain)

XCP Project Kronos Roadmap

Project Kronos will port XCP's XenAPI toolstack to Debian-based systems. This planning section is a work in progress, and more information will be provided soon.

Initial Kronos packages added to Debian Sid
Ubuntu PPA for Kronos packages ready for Oneiric
Fully functional Kronos packages distributed with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

/!\ We have been using a Google Docs spreadsheet to track our more detailed work-item list. You can find that list here.)