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Disgruntled VMware users contemplating the open source cut of XenCenter as an alternative need to think again. In December the Cloud Software Group quietly canned the offering with an update to the project's README file. "Please note that as of December 2023 this copy of the XenCenter repository is considered archived," the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This would have been news in 2014...

    I guess these days you'd run ovirt or Open Stack. Or just use the command line to script KVM. If you've got the money, AWS.

    Xen doesn't have the hardware support for a new deployment anyway.

    1. thondwe

      Re: This would have been news in 2014...

      That does appear the Achilles heel in the XCP-NG offering - Kernel appears to come from Citrix world and is only 4.19 from Centos - Got legacy written all over it!

      Would anyone be surprised to see support for KVM from Xen-Orchestra and a possible name change...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: This would have been news in 2014...

      Someone like you doesn't even know how KVM works. Just a module. VirtualBox is much better than KVM :D.

      1. Grogan Silver badge

        Re: This would have been news in 2014...

        You're the low knowledge pipsqueak that probably doesn't know anything but installing software packages, judging from your ignorant comment.

        The KVM module is the business end and you can use command line utilities to start a virtual machine using it (the entire virtual machine configuration in one command) or use a graphical front end.

    3. hack3rcon

      Re: This would have been news in 2014...

      Someone like you doesn't even know how KVM works. Just a module. VirtualBox is much better than KVM :D.

      1. katrinab Silver badge
        WTF?

        Re: This would have been news in 2014...

        Better at what? Maybe for desktop use, but definitely not in a server environment.

  2. MikesInAK

    Anything to avoid Microsoft.

    Rodent dependent admins trying to save money.

  3. Smelly Socks

    XenCenter is not XenServer

    XenCenter is just the windows management console. This has been moribund for years. Probably best to put it out of its misery.

    The hypervisor (XenServer) is still a thing.

    -ss

  4. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

    As Classy and Forthright

    ... as a public Facebook post from the divisional manager at ${YOUR_WORKPLACE_MEGACORP} reading: "ATTENTION: Associate #239503 - your status has been updated to 'former associate'." /s

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