XenServer 7.1 Long Term Service Release (LTSR)
The Long Term Service Release (LTSR) program for XenServer provides stability and long-term support for XenServer releases.
The XenServer product lifecycle strategy for Current Releases (CR) and Long Term Service Releases (LTSR) is described in https://www.citrix.com/support/product-lifecycle/milestones/xenserver.html.
A XenServer LTSR is currently available for version 7.1. Cumulative Update 2, released 12 December 2018, is the most recent update to the 7.1 LTSR. If you are new to the LTSR program and did not deploy the initial 7.1 LTSR release, there is no need for you to install it now. Instead, Citrix recommends that you begin with 7.1 Cumulative Update 2.
In December 2019, version 9.x of the Windows I/O drivers (xenbus, xenvif, xenvbd, xeniface, xennet) were made available through Windows Update, for example, xeniface 184.108.40.206.
The version 9.x drivers remove the quiesced snapshot capability. This capability is also removed from support in Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 and later. For more information, see Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Deprecations and removals.
To continue to use the quiesced snapshot feature with Windows VMs hosted on XenServer 7.1, do not update to the 9.x drivers and retain your current 8.x version of the Windows I/O drivers.
From XenServer 7.1 LTSR CU2, some of this product documentation is availabel in HTML instead of PDF. Use the table of contents on the left to navigate to the information that you need. On mobile, the table of contents can be accessed by clicking the menu icon.
The PDF version of the guides are no longer being updated. Any changes or additions to the PDF documentation are listed in the Addenda.
Release Notes (PDF)
Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Installation Guide (HTML)
Administrator’s Guide (PDF)
Virtual Machine User’s Guide (HTML)
Product reference information
Configuration limits (HTML)
Licensing FAQ (PDF)
Technical FAQ (PDF)
Feature Matrix (PDF)
Citrix XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 2 is Common Criteria certified EAL2+. For more information, see Citrix Common Criteria Certification Information.
SDKs and APIs
Management API Guide (PDF)
We recommend that you use the Workload Balancing 8.2 and Conversion Manager 8.2 virtual appliances with your XenServer 7.1 CU2 pool. These virtual appliances are available from the Citrix Hypervisor downloads page.
To use the latest appliances with XenServer 7.1 CU2, ensure you have the following prerequisites:
Conversion Manager Guide (PDF)