centos-release-xen - CentOS Virt SIG Xen repo configs

Distribution: CentOS 7
Repository: CentOS Extras x86_64
Package name: centos-release-xen
Package version: 8
Package release: 1.el7
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 539 B
Download size: 6.06 KB
Official Mirror: mirror.centos.org
yum configs and scripts to allow easy installation of Xen on CentOS. NOTE This package may change major versions of Xen automatically on yum update. If this is not the behavior you want, please install the sub-package specific to the version of xen you want to use and then remove this package. (At the moment this is centos-release-xen-44 or centos-release-xen-46).



  • /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-SIG-Virtualization
  • /usr/bin/grub-bootxen.sh


  • centos-release-xen = 8-1.el7
  • centos-release-xen
  • centos-release-xen(x86-64) = 8-1.el7
  • config(centos-release-xen) = 8-1.el7

    Install Howto

    Install the centos-release-xen rpm package:

    # yum install centos-release-xen


    • /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Xen.repo


    2016-02-15 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 8-1.centos - Break out version-specific packages for those who don\'t want to update automatically.

    2016-01-20 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 7-12.centos - Fix bug \in grub-bootxen.sh that caused no initrd line to be installed when installing or upgrading a kernel when xen was already installed

    2015-11-11 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 7-11.centos - buildlogs (centos-virt-xen-testing) packages are not signed

    2015-11-03 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 7-10.centos - Removed CBS repositories - Moved C6 repos to Virt SIG layout - Include all files so we can build the same srpm on any arch

    2015-09-16 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 7-9.centos - Add dependency on Virt SIG gpg key - Shifted /etc/sysconfig/xen-kernel to xen package

    2015-09-15 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 7-8.centos - Configure for aarch64 systems

    2015-09-08 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 7-7.centos - Change virt6 repos to new format (virt6-xen-{44,46}-{testing,candidate})

    2015-09-01 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com> - 7-6.centos - Add virt7-xen-46-* repos for 4.6 testing

    2015-07-30 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@eu.citrix.com> - 7-5.centos - Fix grub-bootxen.sh script

    2015-06-24 - George Dunlap <george.dunlap@eu.citrix.com> - 7-4.centos - Update GPG key name - Fix link following bug \in grub-bootxen