[libvirt] libvirt vs XenAPI

Atsushi SAKAI sakaia at jp.fujitsu.com
Mon Sep 1 09:12:42 UTC 2008

Hi, Atif

If you want to natively use Xen API,
I will recommend to use it directly.
If you want to use archtecture neutral API,
You should use libvirt.

Libvirt pros and cons
pros:any Xen version is supported (like 3.y.z or 2.y)
cons:architecuture neutral API. specific functionality is not always supported.

And this list may be helpful.

Atsushi SAKAI

"atif bajwa" <atifbajwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> I am looking to integrate the Xen Management. Please guide me advantages of
> using libvirt over XenAPI and please list xen-based-hypervisor
> distributions(versions) that will be supported with libvirt. And what is
> future of libvirt as XenSource is more focused on XenAPI.
> Regards,
> Atif

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