Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 7 December 2016 at 03:13 PM EST. 10 Comments
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The Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8 release was announced today as their first to be done off a six-month release cycle. There is a lot of ARM work in Xen 4.8 but also a lot of other enhancements.

Xen 4.8 hypervisor improvements include support for the Credit2 scheduler designed for better scalability and latency-sensitive workloads, a domain creation time optimization, live patching hook support, Intel AVX-512 instructions support, stable PVH v2 DomU ABI support, support for the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, ARM DomU ACPI support, initial ARM live patching support, HVM USB pass-through support, and a range of other enhancements.

An extensive look at the changes to be found in today's Xen 4.8 project release can be found via XenProject.org. The Xen Project intends to continue on a six-month release cadence for Xen Project Hypervisor 4.9.
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