Posts Tagged ‘Xen’

XenServer, Hyper-V, and ESXi – Architecture, API, and Coding

Monday, December 24th, 2012

VirtualizationBelow is a link to the slide deck for a presentation I gave to some friends/colleagues for a Berkeley Virtualization and Cloud Computing certification course I took in early 2012. For my final project I did a XenServer, Hyper-V, and ESXi hypervisor comparison in regards to market share, architecture/installation, and APIs/coding. The project involved not only a presentation but coding for all three hypervisors – XenServer, Hyper-V, and ESXi. Technical details, demos, and coding examples are provided in the presentation. You can also download all code from either the download section of this site or for the latest code updates download from GitHub. (more…)

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Coding a XenServer Client in Python – Monitoring Multiple VMs via Multiple Threads

Friday, March 30th, 2012

HueXenClient - XenServer client written in Python using the Citrix XenAPI

HueXenClient - XenServer client written in Python using the Citrix XenAPI

In some prior blogs I had written about developing an ESXi client in Java which could connect to a VMware ESXi server and perform some management tasks. In this blog, I will describe developing a Cirtrix XenServer Client in Python that connects to a Citrix XenServer or XenServer pool; the client can also perform management tasks and provides some advanced monitoring features. (more…)

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The Commoditization of the Hypervisor

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

HypervisorsIt’s amazing; since the introduction of hardware based virtualization made possible with processor technology such as the Intel-VT and AMD-V (see prior blog The Power of Virtualization – a competitive edge), everyone and their mother is coming out with a hypervisor. (more…)

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