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Virtualization News Archives

VMware's Virtual GPU Driver Is Still Advancing

While there's usually always something to talk about with each new kernel release for the Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau DRM/KMS drivers, that isn't always the case for VMware's "vmwgfx" virtual GPU driver. This driver for exposing 3D acceleration to guest virtual machines on VMware's virtualization products does work quite well already, but the open-source developers have been recently working on a few improvements.
9 November 2012 - Virtual Graphics - 2 Comments

KVM Virtualization Support For ARM

Within the forthcoming Linux 3.7 kernel there is support for Xen virtualization support on ARM when using a Cortex-A15 SoC. While not yet merged to mainline, KVM virtualization support for the ARM architecture is also coming about.
25 October 2012 - Patches - 1 Comment

VMware Works On Mainlining More Linux Kernel Code

VMware developers continue to work on mainlining more of their Linux kernel code to support their virtualization platform in the name of improving the "out of the box" experience for Linux VM guests. The latest work has been on pushing forward VMCI and VSOCK for the mainline Linux kernel.
16 October 2012 - VMCI, VSOCK - 5 Comments

Xen For ARM Is Set For The Linux 3.7 Kernel

Xen virtualization support for the ARM architecture is now set to be pulled for the Linux 3.7 kernel.
1 October 2012 - Xen Virtualization

OpenStack Moves Ahead With "Folsom" Release

The OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud computing platform has now released version 2012.2 Folsom.
28 September 2012 - OpenStack Release

VMware Fusion 5.0 Benchmarks With Ubuntu 12.04

Many Phoronix readers have been asking about VMware Fusion 5.0 benchmarks, so here are some numbers for those wondering about this closed-source virtualization product for running other operating systems atop Mac OS X.
16 September 2012 - VMware Fusion - 8 Comments

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2 Officially Released

After several test releases, VirtualBox 4.2 was officially released this morning.
13 September 2012 - VirtualBox 4.2 - 1 Comment

QEMU 1.2 Released, Packing Many Changes

QEMU, the popular open-source emulator/virtualizer commonly used in conjunction with KVM, had a fairly quick v1.2 development cycle but that doesn't mean it's weak on changes.
5 September 2012 - QEMU 1.2 - 1 Comment

Oracle Still Working On VirtualBox 4.2

A third release candidate of VirtualBox 4.2 was released this week.
1 September 2012 - VirtualBox - 3 Comments

Oracle Already Puts Out VirtualBox 4.2 RC1

Less than two weeks after VirtualBox 4.2 Beta 1, Oracle's German office has released the first release candidate of VirtualBox 4.2.
14 August 2012 - VirtualBox 4.2 - 3 Comments

Features Coming Up For Xen 4.2 Virtualization

Xen 4.2 will be released in the near future for this one of the leading virtualization platforms available for Linux. Xen 4.2 is packing in a number of new features.
14 August 2012 - Xen 5.2 - 5 Comments

Dell Talks Linux Virtualization Tips

Dell has written a guest post on Phoronix with some Linux virtualization tips.
6 August 2012 - A Few Words - 10 Comments

VMware Has VMCI Ready For The Linux Kernel

VMware is preparing to push VMCI support into the mainline Linux kernel.
27 July 2012 - Mainline - 2 Comments

KVM-QEMU Provides Support For USB 3.0

QEMU 1.1 provides experimental support for USB 3.0 devices, which provides higher transfer through-put rates while sometimes at a lower CPU usage rate.
16 July 2012 - KVM Virtualization

Xen Virtualization On ARM Hits New Milestone

With the ongoing work to better enable virtualization support for the ARM architecture under Linux, the developers working on Xen enablement have reached a new milestone.
4 July 2012 - Xen Virt - 4 Comments

Using USB Redirection With QEMU/KVM

For those not up to speed on the latest features for Linux virtualization when using QEMU/KVM, there is support since for USB device redirection over the network for virtual machines.
2 July 2012 - Feature

VMware Preps To Push More Mainline Kernel Code

To further enhance the Linux virtualization experience with VMware products, the company is preparing to push the Virtual Machine Communication Interface and VMCI Sockets into the mainline Linux kernel.
16 May 2012 - Linux Kernel - 16 Comments

Setting Up A Xen Graphics Card Pass-Through

For those wanting to setup a Xen VGA pass-through configuration whereby your host graphics card can be controlled by a guest operating system, like Windows within Linux, here's a guide how to setup this interesting feature.
23 March 2012 - How-To - 15 Comments

VMware's Linux 3D Guest Driver Is Ready

The xf86-video-vmware 12.0 driver was officially released yesterday, which now means all of the components needed for 3D Linux guest acceleration are now available and stable.
9 March 2012 - Officially Released - 33 Comments

VMware Virtual GPU Driver Gets Fake Page-Flipping

After thoroughly testing the VMware graphics driver stack yesterday and providing benchmarks, there's some new "vmwgfx" developments to report on.
11 February 2012 - vmwgfx

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