Deprecations and removals

The announcements in this article are intended to give you advanced notice of platforms, Citrix products, and features that are being phased out so that you can make timely business decisions. Citrix monitors customer use and feedback to determine when they are withdrawn. Announcements can change in subsequent releases and might not include every deprecated feature or functionality. For details about product lifecycle support, see the Product Lifecycle Support Policy article.


The following information lists the hardware, platforms, Citrix products, and features that are deprecated in Citrix Hypervisor 8.0. Deprecated items are not removed immediately. Citrix continues to support them in this release but they will be removed in a future Current Release.

  • The following legacy drivers:

    • qla4xxx
    • qla3xxx
    • netxen_nic
    • qlge
    • qlcnic

Some hardware that was supported in previous releases might not work now these drivers are deprecated. Check the Hardware Compatibility List before upgrading to Citrix Hypervisor 8.0.


The following information lists the hardware, platforms, Citrix products, and features that are removed in Citrix Hypervisor 8.0. Removed items are either removed or are no longer supported in Citrix Hypervisor.

  • XenCenter installer bundled with the Citrix Hypervisor installation media. Download the XenCenter installer from the Downloads page instead.

  • XenCenter connections to XenServer hosts that are version 6.x and earlier.

  • Support for Nutanix integration.

  • Support for the following legacy processors:

    • Opteron 13xx Budapest
    • Opteron 23xx/83xx Barcelona
    • Opteron 23xx/83xx Shanghai
    • Opteron 24xx/84xx Istanbul
    • Opteron 41xx Lisbon
    • Opteron 61xx Magny Cours
    • Xeon 53xx Clovertown
    • Xeon 54xx Harpertown
    • Xeon 55xx Nehalem
    • Xeon 56xx Westmere-EP
    • Xeon 65xx/75xx Nehalem-EX
    • Xeon 73xx Tigerton
    • Xeon 74xx Dunnington

    For more information, see the Hardware Compatibility List.

  • Support for qemu-trad. It is no longer possible to use qemu-trad by setting platform-device-model=qemu-trad. All VMs created with qemu-trad device profile get automatically upgraded to qemu-upstream-compat profile.

  • Support for the following guest templates that use operating systems no longer supported by their vendors:

    • Debian 6 Squeeze
    • Ubuntu 12.04
    • Legacy Windows

      With the removal of the Legacy Windows template, we are also removing the legacy Windows drivers from the Citrix VM Tools ISO.

  • Support for the following guest templates:

    • Asianux Server 4.2, 4.4, and 4.5
    • NeoKylin Linux Security OS 5
    • Linx Linux 6
    • Linx Linux 8
    • GreatTurbo Enterprise Server 12
    • Yinhe Kylin 4

Deprecations and removals