QEMU 6.2 Released With Intel SGX VM Support, Apple Silicon Compatible For macOS Hosts

Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 15 December 2021 at 02:00 AM EST. 2 Comments
QEMU 6.2 is now officially available as the newest feature release for this widely used key open-source component to the Linux virtualization stack.

After weeks of release candidates, QEMU 6.2 was officially released on Tuesday. Some of the highlights for this open-source processor emulator update include:

- In conjunction with a capable KVM, there is now support for Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) in the virtual machine.

- On macOS hosts with Apple Silicon SoCs, QEMU now supports the HVF accelerator for running AArch64 guests.

- The Fujitsu A64FX high-performance ARM processor is now supported by TCG, QEMU's Tiny Code Generator.

- Support for more RISC-V instructions, SiFive PWM support, and other improvements for handling this open-source processor ISA.

- Improved IBM POWER10 support.

- The Intel Snow Ridge v4 CPU model has been added.

- AMD SEV Now supports measured launches with the direct kernel boot mode when enabled via various settings and updated firmware.

- QEMU now fully supports guest memory dumps with VirtIO-MEM.

More details on QEMU 6.2 via the change-log. Download QEMU 6.2 at QEMU.org.
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