Release Notes for Citrix XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack 1 BETA (Codename Cowley)

This document provides important information about the Citrix XenServer™ 5.6 Feature Pack 1 Beta Release.

Documentation may be updated or changed after the initial release: Citrix suggests regularly visiting the XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack 1 Beta page on My Citrix to learn about updates. Customers will require a MyCitrix account to access this page. If you do not have an account, you can register on the My Citrix home page.

Release notes for Windows and Linux VMs are available in the "Installing Windows VMs" and "Installing Linux VMs" chapters of the XenServer 5.6 FP1 Beta Virtual Machine Installation Guide.

Contents

Licensing

New Features

Known Issues and Errata

Documentation and Support

Licensing

Important: Advanced editions and higher of Citrix XenServer require a Citrix License Server (11.6 or higher) to run. To license these editions, you must configure Citrix Licensing and the licensing settings inside each XenServer host.

New Features

XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack 1 Beta includes a number of new features and ongoing improvements, including:

Known Issues and Errata

This section details known issues with this release and any workarounds that can be applied.

Upgrading and Installation

General

Storage

Hardware Support

Snapshots

Networking

StorageLink Passwords

Guest OS Support

Driver Support

Documentation and Support

Finding Documentation

For the most up-to-date product documentation for every Citrix product, go to the Citrix Product Documentation links page or, for many products, Citrix eDocs.

For licensing documentation, go to the Licensing Your Product section on Citrix eDocs.

Getting Support

Citrix provides technical support primarily through Citrix Solutions Advisors. Contact your supplier for first-line support, or use Citrix Online Technical Support to find the nearest Citrix Solutions Advisor.

Citrix offers online technical support services on the Citrix Support Web Site. This site includes links to downloads, the Citrix Knowledge Center, Citrix Consulting Services, and other useful resources.

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