Virt-Manager 1.2.0 Brings OVMF/AAVMF Support For UEFI In VMs
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 4 May 2015 at 05:07 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Available today is virt-manager 1.2.0 for managing KVM, Xen, and LXC virtualization using libvirt.

Most notable to virt-manager 1.2.0 is support for OVMF and AAVMF. OVMF is a project for enabling UEFI support within virtual machines and is a port of Intel's TianoCore firmware to QEMU.

The virt-manager 1.2.0 release also has improved support for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) with QEMU/KVM, new virt-install options, disables SPICE image compression for new local VMs, and a reworking of the migration dialog.

More details on virt-manager 1.2 can be found via the Red Hat release announcement.
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