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XCP 1.5 Beta now available

I’m happy to announce that XCP 1.5 Beta is available! This release comes with a number of new features, most notably the Xen 4.1 hypervisor. Please go to the downloads page to download and test the beta release. If you would like to report a possible bug, please email the xen-api mailing list with the subject “XCP 1.5 BETA BUG: <subject>” (and see this for a list of bug reporting guidelines for the Xen community).

  • Host Architectural Improvements. XCP 1.5 now runs on the Xen 4.1 hypervisor, provides GPT support and a smaller, more scalable Dom0.
  • GPU Pass-Through. Enables a physical GPU to be assigned to a VM providing high-end graphics.
  • Increased Performance and Scale. Supported limits have been increased to 1 TB memory for XCP hosts, and up to 16 virtual processors and 128 GB virtual memory for VMs. Improved XCP Tools with smaller footprint.
  • Networking Improvements. Open vSwitch is now the default networking stack in XCP 1.5 and now provides formal support for Active-Backup NIC bonding.
  • SR-IOV Improvements. Improved scalability and certification with the SR-IOV Test Kit. Experimental SR-IOV with XenMotion support with Solarflare SR-IOV adapters.
  • Integrated Site Recovery (Disaster Recovery). Remote data replication between storage arrays with fast recovery and failback capabilities. Integrated Site Recovery works with any iSCSI or Hardware HBA storage repository.
  • Virtual Appliance Support (vApp). Ability to create multi-VM and boot sequenced virtual appliances (vApps) that integrate with Integrated Site Recovery and High Availability. vApps can be easily imported and exported using the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard.
  • VM Import & Export Improvements. Full support for VM disk and OVF appliance imports directly from XenCenter with the ability to change VM parameters (virtual processor, virtual memory, virtual interfaces, and target storage repository) with the Import wizard. Full OVF import support for XCP, XenConvert and VMware.
  • Enhanced Guest OS Support. Support for Ubuntu 10.04 (32/64-bit). Updated support for Debian Squeeze 6.0 64-bit, Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0 (32/64-bit) and SLES 10 SP4 (32/64-bit). Experimental VM templates for CentOS 6.0 (32/64-bit), Ubuntu 10.10 (32/64-bit) and Solaris 10.

Note that XCP 1.5 is the open source edition of Citrix XenServer 6.0.


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  1. George Shuklin says

    And still no cross-pool migration? Too sad…

  2. John Else says

    Cross-pool migration is in active development – we’re hoping to have it ready for an XCP 1.6 release in the late summer or early autumn.

  3. Mike McClurg says

    And if you’re an XCP toolstack on Debian user, you’ll be able to test the cross-pool migration feature even sooner.

  4. lexalt says

    And still no out-of-box support for my Atheros AR8131 NIC. Would it really be that tough to support Atheros NICs?

  5. Mike McClurg says

    No, it probably wouldn’t be that hard to compile drivers for Atheros NICs. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of that hardware to test these on. If you’d like to compile, test, and provide an RPM for these drivers, I’d be happy to include them in the XCP 1.5 RC. Please contact the xen-api mailing list if you have any questions.

  6. marcodor says

    “… imports directly from XenCenter … ”
    Are you mean XenCenter is compatible with XCP?

  7. stewadr says

    That s really great,,,,But still No PCI Passthrough,????

  8. Mike McClurg says

    @marcodor: when we add back in the xapi version override feature in beta 2, you will be able to make XCP compatible with XenCenter by changing the version that XCP reports to XenCenter.

    @stewadr: not general PCI passthrough, no, but XCP 1.5 does have GPU passthrough support.

  9. mlb says

    Hello Mike,
    Integrated Site Recovery (Disaster Recovery)
    I’m really interest in this feature, but I could not find much information from xen site or google, can you send me more about it or send me a link where i can read and maybe set it up on a xcp1.5? many thanks in advance.

  10. yangsk says

    hello everyone:
    while server has raid(0 or 0 and 1) ,after install XCP, when create virtual machine ,the server receive some errors:
    ar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 70 c2 00 01 ff 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 37 20 b7 00 00 08 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 1b 40 47 00 00 08 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 8e c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 8c c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 8a c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 88 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 86 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 84 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 82 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 80 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 7e c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 7c c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 7a c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 78 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 76 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 74 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 72 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 70 c2 00 01 ff 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): resetting host
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 37 20 b7 00 00 08 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 37 20 b7 00 00 08 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 3612855
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 1b 40 47 00 00 08 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 1785927
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 8e c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16813761
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 8c c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16813249
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 8a c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16812737
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 88 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16812225
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 86 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16811713
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 84 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16811201
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 82 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16810689
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 80 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16810177
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 7e c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16809665
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 7c c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16809153
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 7a c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16808641
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 78 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16808129
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 76 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16807617
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 74 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16807105
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 72 c1 00 02 00 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16806593
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_TIMEOUT
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 01 00 70 c2 00 01 ff 00
    Mar 20 16:43:03 xen223 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16806082
    Mar 20 16:43:04 xen223 fe: 30009 (/opt/xensource/sm/LVMSR vdi_create<param…) exitted with code 0
    Mar 20 16:45:01 xen223 fe: 30969 (/etc/xapi.d/plugins/vmpr protect…) exitted with code 0
    Mar 20 16:48:53 xen223 xapi: [ warn|xen223|86838 unix-RPC|VM.copy R:05ad927512ca|xapi] VM Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64-bit) could run on any of these hosts: [ xen223 ]
    Mar 20 16:48:53 xen223 xapi: [ warn|xen223|86838 unix-RPC|VM.provision R:48cab9dc388e|xapi] VM ora could run on any of these hosts: [ xen223 ]
    Mar 20 16:49:53 xen223 kernel: stex(0000:06:00.0): aborting command

    can you help me。
    thank you

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