XenServer Review

High availability is good, but during deployment there were issues with the iSCSI multipath setup.


Valuable Features

The high availability facility.

Improvements to My Organization

Use of this solution has reduced our costs, and we have a collection of over three 42U server rack cabinets.

Room for Improvement

The web management provided by Citrix needs to be improved.

Use of Solution

I have used XenServer since 2012.

Deployment Issues

We had some issues with the iSCSI multipath setup.

Stability Issues

Some older versions of the Intel 550 chipset caused some instability with XenServer.

Scalability Issues

No issues yet.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's good.

Technical Support:

It's good.

Previous Solutions

We had a previous solution and changed because the solution lacked some features that we needed.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward.

Implementation Team

The whole setup was done in-house.

ROI

It's large enough that it is appreciated by management.

Other Solutions Considered

  • VMWare
  • Hyper-V

Other Advice

Just use the best solution for your own business.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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