Mar 7, 2018

Where can you download older versions of XenServer?

Ever since Citrix announced the good features they were pulling from the free edition of XenServer starting in version 7.3, many users of the free XenServer were extremely pissed! For those of you who don't know what got pulled from the free version, here is the list:

  • Dynamic Memory Control
  • Xen Storage Motion
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Role Based Access Control
  • High Availability
  • GPU Pass-Through
  • Site Recovery Manager (Disaster Recovery)
  • XenCenter Rolling Pool Upgrade Wizard
  • Maximum Pool Size Restricted To 3 Hosts (existing larger pools will continue to work, but no new host joins will be permitted)
Pretty much, everything you've grown to love right? Well, if you don't think that takes the cake, they went ahead and restricted access to older version of Xen Server so you can't download and keep using the old versions!

Well, screw that shit man! At the time of this writing I've found three download locations for version 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2. You can download them below:
Hurry up and grab them before these links no longer work. If they stop working, let me know in the comments and I'll see if I can create other download links since I've already downloaded them just in case.

Seriously though, removing the good features from your free offering is to quote user Sam McLeod from the comments below the announcement:
This is a typical, big enterprise, Microsoft style backstab and absolutely aimed at the heart not just of XenServer but many of the key people and organisations that push for and help drive innovation.
I couldn't agree more! Which is why I will continue to use XenServer 7.2 until they either restore their free features, or until I find a better free hypervisor solution.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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