What Is
Xen Hypervisor?

Xen Project hypervisor is a unique product that comes as the only open-source bare-metal hypervisor on the market. Being a type-1 hypervisor, the Xen software can run several instances of an OS or even different OS in parallel on a single host. Xen Project can be the foundation for various applications, like IaaS, desktop virtualization, hardware appliances, server virtualization, security application, automotive, and such. Thus, Xen offers really powerful compute capabilities.

Xen Project and StarWind VSAN

To be able to actualize all of the ultra-power enclosed in the Xen Project hypervisor, you need effective and fast-operating storage. The Xen software gets chosen to govern a variety of infrastructures, from light to really heavy, complex ones, so simple NAS or SAN solutions won’t be enough to provide it with the necessary room for maneuvering. StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) is the perfect match for Xen Hypervisor, as it’s a lightweight software-defined storage (SDS), which, thanks to its elaborate features, allows ensuring high availability and fault tolerance with ease and remove any need for pricy physical shared storage.

What Is
StarWind VSAN?

StarWind Virtual SAN has been created explicitly to lower the TCO for Enterprise ROBO, SMB & Edge. Small deployment scenarios can now experience dramatic and visible elevation in how much they can get out of their seemingly limited IT resources. It’s an SDS that delivers high availability by mirroring internal hard disk and flash between hypervisor servers, creating a single fault-tolerant storage pool for seamless infrastructure performance. Any virtualization admin will be able to easily deploy, configure, monitor, and manage StarWind VSAN thanks to its user-friendliness.


StarWind VSAN merges your entire cluster (Xen hypervisor + any other hypervisor or non-hypervisor-managed) into a unified resilient environment. It allows utilizing all of the available IT resources to the fullest, enabling 100% out of your underlying storage capacity. All of your partitions, applications, and other workloads will be available and secure at all times.


StarWind VSAN serves as a robust virtual storage pool. After you’ve installed it on any of your clusters, your entire cluster becomes resistant to any disasters. There are no tricks: you buy a single solution that is integrable with any infrastructure configuration. It brings enterprise-level SDS features to businesses of any size and budgets.


StarWind VSAN offers unlimited scalability — up and out — with as many proprietary components as you need. Synchronous replication and compression provide maximum storage optimization and speed. You can upgrade or change your infrastructure compilation without any downtime at all. Data resiliency with the required Hardware or Software RAID is assured.

Simple to Use
and Cost-Efficient

Customers pay a flat fee and gain access to all features without any feature/socket/capacity restrictions. Licenses vary only by capacity. StarWind VSAN ensures constant uptime regardless of whether you’re all-flash or not. You don’t have to buy any additional GUIs or sift through CLI since StarWind VSAN comes with a neat unified control console. TCO is significantly decreased, so you can focus your finances on other improvements.

Please fill out the form below to download the product. An installer link together with the license key will be sent to the e-mail address that you’ve specified. You may check the Free vs. Paid document if you are unsure about which StarWind Virtual SAN version you would like to try. Aside from this, there is a totally unrestricted NFS (Not For Sale) version of StarWind VSAN available for certain use cases. StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V release notes are available here.