Citrix Hypervisor

About Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1

Citrix Hypervisor is a high-performance hypervisor optimized for virtual app and desktop workloads and based on the Xen Project hypervisor.

Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1 is a long-term-service release (LTSR) of Citrix Hypervisor. It is supported until June 25, 2025.

This documentation reflects features and configurations in the Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1 release:

The other articles for the latest release of Citrix Hypervisor are listed in the table of contents on the left. If you are on mobile, you can access this table of contents from the menu icon (three horizontal bars) at the top of the page.

XenServer 8

The latest version of Citrix Hypervisor is XenServer 8. If you want to use our latest release and try out the new features, give XenServer 8 a try. You can use all of its features in a reduced size pool with Trial Edition.

XenServer 8 receives frequent updates that deliver new features, improvements, and bug fixes. If you prefer a more stable feature set, you can stay with Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1 until XenServer 8 becomes an LTSR.

Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1 is supported until June 25, 2025. Plan for the upgrade to XenServer 8 before this date.

Earlier releases

The Citrix Hypervisor product lifecycle strategy for Long Term Service Releases is described in Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Hypervisor.

About Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor is the complete server virtualization platform from Citrix. The Citrix Hypervisor package contains all you need to create and manage a deployment of virtual x86 computers running on Xen. Citrix Hypervisor is optimized for both Windows and Linux virtual servers.

Citrix Hypervisor runs directly on server hardware without requiring an underlying operating system, which results in an efficient and scalable system. Citrix Hypervisor works by abstracting elements from the physical machine (such as hard drives, resources, and ports) and allocating them to the virtual machines running on it.

A virtual machine (VM) is a computer composed entirely of software that can run its own operating system and applications as if it were a physical computer. A VM behaves exactly like a physical computer and contains its own virtual (software-based) CPU, RAM, hard disk, and NIC.

Citrix Hypervisor lets you create VMs, take VM disk snapshots, and manage VM workloads. For a comprehensive list of major Citrix Hypervisor features, visit


XenCenter is a Windows GUI client that provides a rich user experience when managing multiple Citrix Hypervisor servers and resource pools, and the virtual infrastructure associated with them. For more information, see the XenCenter documentation.

About Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1