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Prior Releases of XenServer

This page contains download links to versions of XenServer prior to the current release, 7.2.

XenServer 7.1

XenServer 7.1 was released in February of 2017.  It was available in pre-release form under the project name "Ely".

Installers for XenServer 7.1

Documentation Set

Public Hotfixes for xenserver 7.1

  • There are no hotfixes available for XenServer 7.1 at this time.

Software Development Kit (API Bindings)

  • SDK (located under Development Components section)

Source ISO

  • Source ISO (located under Source Disks section)

XenServer 7.0

Released in May of 2016, XenServer 7.0 was available in pre-release form under the project name "Dundee".

Installers for XenServer 7.0

Documentation Set

XenServer 6.5 / 6.5 SP1

Released in January of 2015, XenServer 6.5 was available in pre-release form under the project name "Creedence".

Installers (required for both XenServer 6.5 and 6.5 Sp1)

Documentation Set

Public Hotfixes for XenServer 6.5

A full list of hotfixes for XenServer 6.5 (and 6.5 SP1) can be found here.

Software Development Kit (API Bindings)

  • SDK (Java, C#, Python, PowerShell, and C language bindings for the Xen API).
  • Development packages (binpkg.iso: RPMs necessary for driver development, etc.).
  • Driver development kit (DDK.iso: VM to faciliate creation of driver disks).


Information on the integration work for Docker can be found on the Docker Community page.  Docker container support is only available with XenServer 6.5 SP1


The measured boot supplemental pack, and Conversion Manager for XenServer 6.5 are available only under a commercial license. The version of these components from XenServer 6.2 must be upgraded to their XenServer 6.5 counterparts for use with XenServer 6.5.  Please visit for more information on these items.

Commercial Features

Certain commerical features consist of entitlements available under commercial license from Citrix. Access to those items are only available to those with a commercial relationship with Citrix. Please visit Citrix download site. for access to these features.

Source ISOs


Supplemental Packs

Conversion Manager

The XenServer Conversion Manager can be used to move VMs into XenServer from VMware VSphere.

Source ISOs


Pre-release Binaries

We regularly release alpha and beta builds of XenServer. To see what's available, please visit the preview download page.

Developer Binaries

If you are interested in the development repositories for XenServer, these are accessible and available on the developer page under Software -> Source Code.

Development Snapshots

In addition to the sources, we create a nightly snapshot from trunk and upload it.  This nightly snapshot is ideal for those who are designing a product to work with XenServer and who wish to ensure they are testing early and often as we evolve the product.  The most recent snapshots can be found on our development snapshot page, and as always we remind users of our snapshots that upgrading from a snapshot to a released version may not always be possible.

Third Party Management Options

Non-Windows GUIs for XenServer

While XenCenter is open source, many of our users (and especially developers) would prefer not to keep a Windows machine running just so that they can use XenCenter. While there aren't many Linux/Mac capable GUI clients for XenServer, we suggest trying one of the following:

  • Xen Orchestra is a new, open-source, web-based GUI for XenServer.
  • XAC is a prototypical web-based GUI for XenServer that the XenServer API team is working on. We don't intend this to be used in production itself, but rather to give a good example of how to build a Javascript/HTML5 client for XenServer. A major selling point is that it is completely browser-based.

About XenServer

XenServer is the leading open source virtualization platform, powered by the Xen Project hypervisor and the XAPI toolstack. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.
Commercial support for XenServer is available from Citrix.