Citrix XenServer Pool

Since 2006 the Citrix XenServer product is in use. The aim is to reduce energy consumption and space occupation in the computing rooms. By virtualizing services with small performance demands, we currently host 450 virtual machines on 25 physical server.


Please use xen.service@desy.de to request a virtual machine. Currently, the costs are covered by IT - this might change in future and the requesting group will be charged. Generally, the costs of a virtual machine are much lower than a physical server.
Wenn der Bedarf nach einer virtuellen Maschine besteht, kann man sich an die mailinglist xen.service@desy.de wenden. The virtual machine should offer a central service - we are not offering virtual machines as desktop replacement.

We can offer virtual machines running several Linux and Windows flavors. MacOS is not possible due to licence restrictions.