Project XVP

On we read about XVP , one of the most common questions for XenServer is a webinterface to manage the VM’s from a browser.  XVP , developed by Colin Dean at the Durham University in the UK has one based on 4 components.

  • xvpweb: A web front end for XenServer, running on Apache/PHP. It will provid
    e you with status views , facilities to shutdown, reboot and look at virtual mac
    hines and their consoles
  • xvpviewer: A Java applet for accessing XenServer consoles (used by xvpweb, of course). a custom Java based VNC client, based on TightVNC but with xvp specif
    ic additions.
  • xvp: A server-side proxy for XenServer consoles, so that you can use ordinary VNC clients xvp stands for Xen VNC Proxy it will be used as a VNC proxy to the
    consoles hosted on a Citrix XenServer platform
  • xvpdiscover: A tool that queries a XenServer pool, and writes the appropriate configuration files for xvp and xvpweb.

Screenshots and rpm’s for RHEL based distributions are available from their website

About the author

Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant active in Belgium , Europe and the rest of the universe. He is currently working for Inuits Kris is the Co-Author of Virtualization with Xen ,used to be the maintainer of the openMosix HOWTO and author of different technical publications. He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences He spends most of his time working on Linux Clustering (both High Availability, Scalability and HPC), Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the devops idea ! His blog titled "Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem" can be found at

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