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Studied version : 4.2.0 Website : http://xen.org - Google Pagerank : 6 Distributed by : Enterprise (Citrix) Licence : GPL Technology : C/C++ Year of creation : 2003

Xen is a hypervisor that handles paravirtualisation. The project was created in 2003 in the form of a research project at Cambridge University in England.

Paravirtualisation refers to a virtualisation system's ability to interact with virtualised systems. This makes virtual machines more efficient and easier to administrate. Xen was derived from a university research project and is now a part of the Linux kernel. Citrix offers an enterprise edition of the solution along with the associated support.

Xen is available under the GPL.


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“ Puissant et performant, il n'est pas simple de monter correctement des VM tout en ligne de commande : taille des disques, RAM... attention à la syntaxe ! Mais à l'inverse, il est pratique de pouvoir le lancer sans interface graphique ! L'idéal serait de voir le code dans une fenêtre secondaire lorsque l'on fait des modifications "graphiques"... Pour ensuite faire des "copier-coller" adaptées à nos besoins, puis revenir à un level 3. ”

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