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KVM Gets Two New Features In Linux 3.12

The KVM pull request was accepted on Wednesday for the Linux 3.12 kernel. This KVM pull has two major new features.
5 September 2013 - Kernel-Based Virtual Machine

Virt-Manager Gains UI Snapshot Support

The popular open-source virt-manager utility for managing virtual machines (commonly Linux KVM instances) now has a user-interface for finally dealing with VM snapshots.
27 August 2013 - Virt-Manager - 1 Comment

QEMU 1.6 Brings A Whole Lot Of Changes

QEMU 1.6.0 has been released and with this open-source processor emulator commonly used with Linux KVM are a whole lot of new features and capabilities.
15 August 2013 - QEMU 1.6 - 17 Comments

The Design Of Virgil3D For OpenGL With KVM/QEMU

Last week the experimental Virgil project was unveiled as a way of exposing 3D/OpenGL guest acceleration support to KVM/QEMU virtualization users and with the drawing calls then being passed onto the host for processing by the GPU. Here's some more details.
26 July 2013 - 3D Virtualization - 3 Comments

Xen 4.3 Brings ARM Support, Better Performance

The Xen Project, now under the stewardship of the Linux Foundation, has released the feature-bearing Xen 4.3.
9 July 2013 - Xen 4.3 Project - 1 Comment

XenServer Is Now Fully Open-Source

Citrix has announced this week that XenServer 6.2 is now fully open-source software.
30 June 2013 - Citrix XenServer - 3 Comments

Red Hat Is Indeed Working On 3D QEMU Support

In continuation of my earlier Research Underway With QEMU 3D Support posting, Red Hat is indeed internally working on getting 3D-accelerated support up and running for virtual machines under QEMU.
25 June 2013 - QEMU/KVM 3D Acceleration - 11 Comments

QEMU 1.5 Supports VGA Passthrough, Better USB 3.0

Just three months after the exciting QEMU 1.4 release, QEMU 1.5 is now available with many exciting and new features for those using this open-source software in a virtualized world. There's the VFIO VGA pass-through support, USB 3.0 improvements, and much more.
20 May 2013 - QEMU 1.5 - 42 Comments

KVM Virtualization Still Being Ported To 64-bit ARM

After KVM virtualization was brought to ARM last year with the ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs supporting hardware virtualization, support for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) SoCs is being prepared.
16 May 2013 - AArch64 KVM - 1 Comment

Red Hat Announces "RDO" OpenStack Distribution

From the OpenStack event taking place this week, Red Hat has announced RDO, which will serve as a new community-supported OpenStack distribution.
15 April 2013 - Red Hat - 1 Comment

Linux Foundation To Back Xen Virtualization

While KVM is generally the de facto open-source Linux virtualization method, the Linux Foundation has announced today it will be backing the Xen virtualization project in the form of hosting it as a new collaborative project.
15 April 2013 - Xen Virtualization

QXL Gallium3D Wrapper Driver Is Brought Up

After a QXL KMS DRM driver was finally published for improving the desktop virtualization experience with Red Hat's Linux virtualization stack in conjunction with SPICE on QEMU, a Gallium3D wrapper driver is now being talked about.
20 March 2013 - QXL KMS - 1 Comment

Microsoft Continues Improving Hyper-V For Linux

Microsoft continues publishing new Linux kernel patches for improving support of its Hyper-V virtualization hypervisor for Linux guests.
9 March 2013 - Hpyer-V - 9 Comments

KVM Updates Coming For Linux 3.9 Kernel

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) updates for Linux 3.9 are now known.
21 February 2013 - Linux 3.9

QEMU 1.4 Improves USB 2.0, Block Device Mirroring

It was only in early December that QEMU 1.3 was released with a variety of improvements and now this weekend QEMU 1.4 is out. QEMU 1.4 packs in a number of exciting features for those using QEMU in conjunction with various virtualization platforms.
17 February 2013 - QEMU 1.4 - 1 Comment

Microsoft Publishes Linux GPU Frame-Buffer Driver

Microsoft's Linux kernel contributions continue... This time around they have published a synthetic frame-buffer driver.
17 February 2013 - Microsoft Hyper-V - 11 Comments

Xen Improvements Coming For Linux 3.9

There's a lot of virtualization improvements coming to Xen 4.3 that will be released in the months ahead while when it comes to the Xen work directly within the Linux kernel, there's good stuff happening for Linux 3.9.
16 February 2013 - Xen 3.9

Xen 4.3 Is Running Heavy On New Features

Xen 4.3 is expected to be released in June of this year. While the developers working on this virtualization platform are only half-way through its development cycle, they already have an impressive number of features that are coming into this next open-source release.
12 February 2013 - Xen 4.3 - 2 Comments

QXL/SPICE KMS Driver May Finally Be Developed

Red Hat may finally get to developing a KMS/DRM driver for QXL/SPICE to be used in conjunction with QXL for virtualization. This is a stepping-stone to eventually supporting SPICE 3D for allowing Red Hat virtual machines to tap hardware graphics acceleration support.
31 January 2013 - QXL KMS - 3 Comments

Graphics Card Support For QEMU/KVM Comes Closer

One of the major limitations of QEMU/KVM when it comes to Linux desktop virtualization is that it hasn't provided any form of support for graphics acceleration -- either by passing OpenGL calls onto the host for execution by the host's driver and graphics hardware or allowing guest VMs to tap directly the graphics card. Support for the latter feature continues to be developed and is close to becoming a working reality.
29 January 2013 - Graphics Card Support - 8 Comments

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