[libvirt-users] Is libvirt supported on Citrix Xenserver?

G Naresh Kumar naresh.gadepalli at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 14:09:56 UTC 2011

Hi Maththias,

Thanks a lot for your response!.

Is there a specific version of libvirt from which xenserver support is
added? I am getting the below error

"error: invalid argument in libvirt was built without the 'xenapi' driver"

I have installed libvirt from citrix yum repo.

I am using Xenserver 5.5 with libvirt 0.8.2 and it does not seem to be


On Jun 15, 2011 7:03 PM, "Matthias Bolte" <matthias.bolte at googlemail.com>
> 2011/6/15 G Naresh Kumar <naresh.gadepalli at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> Is libvirt supported on Citrix Xenserver. I have been searching for the
>> with little/no luck.
>> If supported, can you point to some links/documents which can help me try
>> out the same.
>> Thanks,
>> Naresh
> libvirt can use XenAPI via libxenserver [1]. That should allow you to
> use libvirt with a Citrix XenServer. You can use virsh like this
> assuming you have a libxenserver enabled libvirt:
> virsh -c xenapi://my-xen-server
> But it's true, there is no documentation about this on the libvirt website
> [1] http://community.citrix.com/display/xs/Download+SDKs
> --
> Matthias Bolte
> http://photron.blogspot.com
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