The latest version of XCP-ng – the opensource hypervisor based on XenServer – XCP-ng 8.2 was released in November 2020, and is the first long term support (LTS) version. As such it will receive support and updates for the next 5 years compared to only a year for a standard XCP release. The hypervisor is getting more and more popular in the open-source world thanks to its modern and user-friendly UI, scalability, live migration capabilities and security level.

XCP-ng 8.2 comes with a wide range of new capabilities including UEFI support, openflow controller access, native support for Gluster, ZFS, XFS, CephFS, new CPUs support and security improvements.

CloudStack has included support for XCP-ng since its early days. CloudStack 4.15.0 added support for  XCP-ng 8.0 and 8.1, and the upcoming 4.15.1 will add support for XCP-ng 8.2 LTS. 4.15.1 will also add guest OS mappings for new and missing operating systems for XCP-ng 8.1 and 8.2. Support for the following operating systems has been added:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 (64-bit)
  • Scientific Linux 7
  • NeoKylin Linux Server 7
  • CentOS 8
  • Debian Buster 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 (64-bit)

XCP-ng Support in CloudStack

Additionally, CloudStack 4.15.1 will also come with fixes for dynamic scalable template behaviour for XCP-ng and XenServer hypervisor.