Virtualization News Archives
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
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
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
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
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
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
oVirt, the open-source virtualization infrastructure and management platform, just had its first release.
10 February 2012 - oVirt
A discussion has been started about a next-generation API for Linux KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization.
5 February 2012 - Next-Gen
VMware's overhauled Linux graphics driver stack is shaping up and coming together nicely in time for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which will allow for 2D/3D guest acceleration within virtualized guest machines.
14 January 2012 - vmwgfx - 4 Comments
Here's a heck of a Christmas present if you happen to be a VMware customer and use their virtualization software with Linux guests where the desktop experience is important: vmwgfx_branch has finally been merged to master! This merge touches over 16,000 lines of code in their X.Org graphics driver.
21 December 2011 - HELL YES! - 12 Comments
A second development release of GNOME Boxes is now available. GNOME Boxes is an in-development virtual machine management application.
21 December 2011 - Virtualization - 1 Comment
Just as expected, QEMU 1.0 was officially released this week. QEMU 1.0 offers up some new features in the virtualization world.
2 December 2011 - New Version - 5 Comments
Recently I published some controversial benchmark results of the Xen performance on the Linux 3.0 kernel compared to bare-metal and KVM virtualization along with noting awkward Linux power management when using Xen. The results were valid and have now been confirmed by Xen developers and they have narrowed down the cause of the serious performance issues.
1 December 2011 - ACPI - 2 Comments
Citrix has brought the Xen hypervsior to the ARM Cortex A15, which uses the ARMv7 virtualization extensions.
30 November 2011 - Supported
It looks like an upcoming advancement to Oracle VM VirtualBox is support for a kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver.
26 November 2011 - KMS Support - 2 Comments
Version 1.0 of QEMU will be released next month in time for the holidays with several interesting advancements. QEMU is the popular open-source machine emulator and virtualizer that also plays a role in the Linux KVM virtualization stack.
14 November 2011 - New Release - 6 Comments
For those interested in Linux KVM virtualization, Red Hat has published the videos from this year's KVM Forum conference.
18 October 2011 - KVM Forum - 2 Comments
Replacing QEMU 0.14, which was released back in February, is now QEMU 0.15. This new major update to this open-source processor emulator that's commonly used with KVM (the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine) delivers on several prominent features.
11 August 2011 - Virtualization - 16 Comments
Less than a month after beta releases began, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 has been officially been released. This is a major update to Oracle's virtualization platform they received from the 2010 acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
20 July 2011 - Now Available - 3 Comments
The German developers at Oracle (formerly Sun, after they acquired innotek GmbH) appear to be aimed at quickly getting out VirtualBox 4.1 out the door as soon as possible, or perhaps they are just in a rush to get to the biergarten in the nice summer weather currently across southern Germany (that'd be my excuse). Regardless, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 Beta 3 was released this afternoon, just days after releasing VirtualBox 4.1 Beta 2 with PCI pass-through support. That was just four days after their first beta, which presented various new features to the cross-platform Oracle virtualization world.
14 July 2011 - Oracle VM VirtualBox - 1 Comment
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