Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor
Formerly XenServer

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Score 8.1 out of 100
Citrix Hypervisor

Overview

Recent Reviews

Citrix Hypervisor Review

8 out of 10
May 16, 2021
We use Citrix Hypervisor to stand up virtual servers based on a single piece of hardware. It allows us to get the maximum benefit from the …
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A Decent Choice

6 out of 10
July 01, 2019
We use Citrix Hypervisor as one of our virtualization tools. The ability to run multiple VMs on each physical server has been beneficial. …
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XenServer Vs ?

8 out of 10
October 16, 2015
We are using XenServer for all our virtualization of servers company-wide. It allows us to leverage our hardware and run multiple VMs on …
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Popular Features

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  • Live virtual machine migration (11)
    9.0
    90%
  • Live virtual machine backup (10)
    9.0
    90%
  • Management console (11)
    8.9
    89%
  • Virtual machine automated provisioning (10)
    8.0
    80%

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What is Citrix Hypervisor?

Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer) is a virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Server Virtualization

8.6
86%

Product Details

What is Citrix Hypervisor?

Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer) is a virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.

Citrix Hypervisor Integrations

  • Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

Citrix Hypervisor Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer) is a virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.

Reviewers rate Live virtual machine backup and Live virtual machine migration highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Citrix Hypervisor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Citrix hypervisor does price very well for small organizations. It is free.
  • Since this product is open source it does not have any type of vendor lockdown issues.
  • Allows live migration of VM's so you can keep systems up and running when changes are needed to the hardware in the background.
  • The GUI management tools are quite easy to learn.
  • Has Snapshot capability which is a great way to protect against malware as well as do risk-free upgrades.
  • Although part of this is free the free solution has limitations that make the purchase of the paid version a requirement for most medium and large enterprises.
  • Support for USB devices is lacking vs. its competitors.
  • Technical support is somewhat limited especially the free "Google browsing" type since the product is used much less vs. Hyper-V or VMWARE.
  • In a related issue to tech support, finding local IT support who have used the product is also challenging.
  • Networking/virtual networks are less stable than they should be.
July 01, 2019

A Decent Choice

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Creating VMS - virtualizing physical or already virtual images is a snap
  • Configuration - in a smaller environment, configuration is simple and easy to understand
  • Templates and Clones - the ability to create these on the fly make it great for a dev environment
  • Support - if free is what you need, great support is not what you'll get, keep in mind if support is necessary
  • Upgrades - the upgrade process is buggy and problematic at best
  • Partner Support - if you're looking for a product with multiple parters rolled in, I'd look elsewhere
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Good scalability.
  • The ease of setup.
  • Very good integration with other tools.
  • The support from the vendor is very good.
  • The interface can be more user-friendly.
  • Model the management of clustering.
  • Use DDK to compile drivers.
Scott McGee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The install is incredibly easy. Even version upgrades require minimal effort to accomplish.
  • The dynamic storage capabilities are great. If a server runs low on disk space we can increase the drive space in minutes instead of waiting days for new drives to arrive and the time to physically shut down the server to add them.
  • A lot of software vendors only support VMWare and Hyper-V as acceptable hypervisors for their products.
  • It lacks the ability to truly upscale memory in a live environment.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Resource Monitoring is a good and I am able to monitor my entire infrastructure whether I'm using my iPhone remotely or while on any company-issued laptop to ensure our services run at peak efficiency.
  • CLI - the command line is not hard to use. It can take a little time to get used to the commands but once you have them down managing the environment from the GUI or CLI is pretty easy.
  • Backups are very easy to start and manage with XenCenter or XoA. Keeping business DR scenarios achievable.
  • Better support for USB devices (which is a weak point of most Hypervisors)
  • More native iPhone/Android apps to monitor the environment
  • Better reports for an insight of how healthy the environment is
March 24, 2017

XenServer is Awesome!

Evelyn Nakibuuka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Provides visibility of all the VM's and one can tell when any of the server's are offline.
  • The functionality to re-boot a VM is easy and quick
  • It is secure and can be accessed remotely.
  • Disaster recovery is difficult to use
Stênio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Free advanced resources: Live migration, live storage migration, snapshots, open switch/vxlan. Others hypervisors offer the same but are paid.
  • It is fully compatible with CloudStack and OpenStack.
  • Supports paravirtualization (PVM) and hardware virtual machines (HVM).
  • It is open-source and easy to troubleshoot.
  • The snapshots management still presents problems, especially in environments with several virtual machines.
  • The virtual memory management is still weak if compared with other hypervisors.
  • There isn't a central server for the management of physical hosts. XenCenter is a client that is not good because it demands so much memory and CPU to execute simple tasks in environments with several VMs.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Create virtual machine
  • Xenmotion
  • Config/installation of XenServer
  • Lacks management tool equivalent to vCenter server. XenCenter is a client-side app only.
  • Lack official support for work load balancing (the support has been dropped)
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Manages upgrades to the pool of hypervisor hosts with relative ease through a console (if licensed).
  • Makes it easy to create machine templates and clones and move them around within the pool of hosts.
  • Handles failures reasonably well through the use of the pool database copied on each host
  • Adding or presenting additional storage to the host can often be a task that is far more involved than competitive products.
  • The product can require reboots more frequently than competitors due to the DOM kernel getting "hung up".
  • Sometimes when a virtual machine is deleted it still leaves behind orphaned vdisks.
  • Recovering from the loss of a host can sometimes cause virtual machines to require lengthy command prompt scripting to fix so they can be powered back on from another host.
October 16, 2015

XenServer Vs ?

Greg DePratt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Low cost. Support is much cheaper than the alternatives.
  • Much simpler to implement and manage than other hypervisors.
  • Good performance on all the VMs.
  • Front line support form off shore has been challenging lately. Need a better escalation path for issues.
  • Upgrades can be difficult at times. Not always super smooth.