Product : Citrix, XenServer/7.1, Enterprise
Feature : Overview, Assessment, General
Content Owner:  Roman Macek
XenServer 7.1 Enterprise Edition includes features that are not available in the Standard Edition, focused on enterprise customers needs, as well as Citrix support:
- Live patching
- Conversion manager for vSphere
- Accelerate Citrix Provisioning Services performance

For Standard vs Enterprise edition, please check:
Citrix released XenServer version 7.1 (code-name “Ely”) in February 2017, this major release added support for:

-PVS-Accelerator – improves virtual desktop performance and scale – further evidence that Citrix’s “Better Together” concept is firing on all cylinders!
-streamlined approach to installing product updates
-Automated Updates from within XenCenter, enabling multiple pools to be updated with a single click, including an industry first of zero-downtime live-patching for kernel and xen updates - meaning no reboots for most hotfixes
- Support for Nutanix, enabling customers to use Xenserver as the management platform hypervisor and benefit from:
XenServer Hypervisor Introspection (Direct Inspect API)
IO drivers via Windows Update
Health Check
Live patching
-long-term support release (LTSR) that further that underlines Citrix’s long-term commitment to our XenServer customers
-Enhanced Conversion Manager, enabling workloads to be bulk moved from VMware ESXi/vCenter to XenServer including Linux guests

Citrix entered the Hypervisor market with the acquisition of XenSource - the main supporter of the open source Xen project - in Oct 2007. The Xen project continues to exist, see