Virtualization News Archives
QEMU VFIO Support Is Progressing For VGA Pass-Through

Besides virtual GPU drivers like the proprietary components within VMware and VirtualBox virtualization stacks and the under-development Virgil3D for QEMU, another option for those seeking 3D/GPU hardware acceleration support within VM guests is VGA pass-through.

10 November 2013 - VGA pass-through - 6 Comments
QEMU Bochs KMS Driver Might Not Have A Future

Announced last month was a new work-in-progress DRM/KMS driver implementing support for the virtual VGA cards using the Bochs DISPI interface, namely for the QEMU standard VGA output used commonly in Linux desktop virtualization setups.

6 November 2013 - QEMU - Add A Comment
Ubuntu 13.04 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 In A VMware VM

After showing improved performance with the new VMware Fusio 6, are there any upgrades in moving virtual machines from Ubuntu 13.04 to the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 13.10?

26 September 2013 - Ubuntu VM Benchmarks - 2 Comments
oVirt 3.3 Can Better Compete With VMware vSphere

OVirt 3.3 was released today as an open-source KVM virtualization management application targeting data centers as an open-source alternative to VMware's proprietary vSphere product. The oVirt 3.3 release pulls in many new features.

16 September 2013 - oVirt 3.3 - 4 Comments
VMware Workstation 10 Brings In New Features

While Oracle is readying VirtualBox 4.3, VMware has released VMware Fusion 6 and VMware Workstation 10 as their latest desktop virtualization offerings. There's a great number of new features present.

10 September 2013 - VMware Workstatio, Fusion - 5 Comments
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
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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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