Virtualization News Archives
KVM Brings Some Improvements To Linux 3.20

Paolo Bonzini has sent in the KVM pull request for the Linux 3.20 kernel and it includes some interesting changes and features for this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack.

13 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 KVM - 1 Comment
Does VirtualBox VM Have Much A Future Left?

It's been a long time since last hearing of any major innovations or improvements to VirtualBox, the VM software managed by Oracle since their acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Is there any hope left for a revitalized VirtualBox?

30 January 2015 - Oracle VirtualBox - 118 Comments
VMWare X.Org Driver Updated To v13.1

It's been a while since VMware last put down an updated xf86-video-vmware DDX driver update for use with their virtualization software. That changed, however, with today marking the release of xf86-video-vmware 13.1.0.

19 January 2015 - xf86-video-vmware 13.1 - Add A Comment
QEMU 2.2 Released With Its Many Changes

Today is certainly a very exciting day for nearly all Linux users as covered in the Phoronix articles today. The latest good news is for server and virtualization users with the release of the slightly delayed QEMU 2.2.

9 December 2014 - QEMU 2.2 - Add A Comment
Intel GVT-g GPU Virtualization Moves Closer

For months we have been talking about Intel XenGT as mediated graphics pass-through support so virtual machines can access Intel Haswell HD Graphics GPUs from the host under Linux and the GPU shared directly with the VMs running on the system. This work is finally closer to being realized to end-users with the code working towards being mainlined.

23 October 2014 - XenGT - 17 Comments
Features Coming This Winter With Xen 4.5

The first release candidate for the forthcoming Xen 4.5 is imminent ahead of the project's plans to do the stable release in December. For those not keeping up to speed with Xen development, here's a brief look at some of the changes expected for Xen 4.5.

12 October 2014 - Xen 4.5 - Add A Comment
Understanding The Xen XSA-108 Security Issue

Many Phoronix readers likely heard of Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and other hosting providers rebooting their clouds in recent days as a result of a Xen security issue. If you're not yet familiar with this XSA-108 security issue, our friends at Xen Orchestra have a nice write-up covering the issue.

2 October 2014 - XSA-108 - 1 Comment
Virt Manager 1.1 On Finals For Release

The virt-manager 1.1 release is prepared for an imminent release that brings many features to the popular Red Hat developed software for Linux virtualization management.

7 September 2014 - virt-manager 1.1 - 2 Comments
QEMU 2.1.0-rc3 Has More Bug Fixes

If all goes according to plan the QEMU 2.1 release will happen next week but before that can happen some last-minute testing is encouraged with the new release of QEMU 2.1-rc3.

23 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1 - Add A Comment
Xen Project Announces Mirage OS 2.0

The Xen Project has announced the release of Mirage OS 2.0, which they describe as "the industry's first software framework that unifies cloud and embedded deployments behind a safe, secure programming language, allowing developers to seamlessly build systems that span both embedded devices and public cloud services."

22 July 2014 - Mirage OS - Add A Comment
QEMU 2.1 RC2 Fixes A Ton Of Bugs

QEMU 2.1 is expected later this month while now the second to the last release candidate is available for those interested in testing it to ensure it will be a great release as being an important part to the Linux virtualization stack.

16 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1 - Add A Comment

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