Two more free management apps are openQRM | openQRM keeps your data center up and running and Kodiak from BlueBear > Kodiak (don't have any invites, blagged one from a friend).
dhicks (17th February 2009)
Found this post via Google looking for a Xen Veeam equivilant after Citrix upped the ante again - Citrix Systems Products » XenServer/Essentials XenServer
Only 'Enterprise' features missing now are things like HA.
Anyway, must get back to lurking. Hope that helps
Oooooo..... crispy features!
Does it really mean free.. or is it still a purchase product as there's a try/buy link on the right.
Just signed up and grabbed the ISO and key for the XenServer Essentials...
Oh yeah baby... two words.... HIGH AVAILABILITY!The new free Citrix XenServer will be available on March 25.
You can get started right now, by downloading this software and applying this license key, which will enable the features of Citrix XenServer, PLUS two key features of the upcoming Citrix Essentials for XenServer:
StorageLink technology for NetApp and Dell EqualLogic
You’ll be able to update your software when the new free XenServer is available by applying a simple update file – and continue to use your virtual machines and XenCenter management sessions.
Sold... Downloaded... Burning... About to go on my servers......
Just installed it from the ISO downloaded from Citrix and it is saying HA is available and booted several Virtual Machines in HA mode.... which is reporting fine.
From what I can see, you get central administration free now with XenServer and they've bundled HA for free in this download....!?
I just want central management - not overly worried about HA, but this seems to be running HA out of the box as it were.
I await VMWare's response with interest!!
Looks like the Essentials part is the bit you pay for, I assume you've got a 30 day trial of the features atm
Even just the server without essentials looks rather good, just can't run it on my servers without VM extensions on the chip
Yeah I think VMWare must be gearing up for a release with more bundled into it...
I've got this running on an iSCSI SAN using OpenFiler - was pretty straightforward to set up. I'm sold with the central administration now I know it's free.
Could be an interesting month of Citrix v VMWare v M$ ahead...
One thing I have noticed, which is to be expected at this early stage in the technologies proprietary life cycle, there is limited interoperability between environments.
Centralised management tools are now starting to see the light of day that support all three major platforms and so are a number of third party apps to convert between the various HD file formats (.vhd, .vmdk, etc).
But it is still a major pain in the to either switch from one platform to another, or worse still run a mixed platform environment.
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