Windows GPL-PV Drivers
What are GPL-PV Drivers
These open source drivers have been created to allow Windows virtual servers to better integrate with the Xen hypervisor storage and network components. When these drivers are installed on a Windows virtual server, running on a Xen host server significant performance improvements in both networking and storage (HDD and SSD) can be achieved.
More information can be found on the GPL-PV drivers here: http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_Windows_GplPv
How do I know if my miniserver has GPL-PV drivers enabled?
In order to check whether your server is using the GPL-PV drivers you simply need to do the following:
- Login to your Windows Server
- Open the Control Panel
- Click on Programs
- Click on Program and Features
If the GPL-PV drivers are installed then you will see them listed in the list of installed programs. They will look like the following:
Can I uninstall the GPL-PV drivers from my miniserver?
It is very important you do not attempt to uninstall these drivers as this could result in data-loss. If you wish to have GPL-PV drivers removed then please contact our support team. Please use this link to open a new support ticket.
Last updated 11 June 2015, 12:18 GMT