Tool: iXen for iPad

While the Apple iPhone and iPad devices continue to conquer market share (and the favor of more and more enterprises), the number of business applications for them is still limited.

Excluding the Citrix Receiver and the Wyse PocketCloud, the virtualization vendors’ effort to embrace these new devices has been minimal.

Independent developers seem much more active. After Gamma VNC, which supports the VMware Fusion native VNC server, today we mention iXen, a XenServer management console for the iPad.

The app supports Citrix XenServer 5.5 and performs most basic tasks:

  • Add/remove remote hosts
  • Store your passwords securely in the keychain
  • Activate SSL encryption (and ignore SSL certificate errors)
  • Show virtual machines list and their status (RUNNING, SUSPENDED, HALTED) on the remote host
  • Boot/shutdown/suspend/reset/turn off the virtual machine


Available on the AppStore for $8.99