Virtualization News Archives
Handling I/O Bursts With QEMU 2.6

The recent release of QEMU 2.6 has support for allowing guests to do bursts of I/O for a configurable amount of time, whereby the I/O level exceeds the normally allowed limits.

24 May 2016 - IO Bursts - Add A Comment
Xen Orchestra 4.12 Brings New VM Features

Version 4.12 of Xen Orchestra is now available, the open-source project built around XenServer. The Xen Orchestra 4.12 release brings new features and is one of the few remaining before focusing on Xen Orchestra 5.

18 January 2016 - Xen Orchestra 4.12 - Add A Comment
Using UEFI/OVMF In VMs With Virt-Manager

If you are just a casual user of the Linux virtualization stack with the open-source virt-manager, you might not know that for months they have already been supporting UEFI-based installations inside virtual machines.

2 January 2016 - Virt-Manager 1.2 - 4 Comments
Dell Is Going To Buy Out VMware's Parent, EMC

After rumors were swirling last week that Dell was planning to buy EMC, the parent company of VMWare, for $50 billion USD, today that information was firmed up and the purchase price is actually $67 billion -- making it one of the largest tech deals ever.

12 October 2015 - Dell Buying EMC - 7 Comments
VirtIO-GPU Gets Patches For 3D Rendering

Landing in the Linux 4.2 kernel was the new VirtIO GPU driver to be used with the open-source Linux virtualization stack as the first step towards having open-source GPU hardware acceleration in guest VMs. While that initial code drop didn't hook up any 3D rendering support, there's now patches for doing just that.

10 September 2015 - VirtIO-GPU - 10 Comments
QEMU Vulnerability Exposes The Host Through Emulated CD-ROM Drive

Back in May was the big "VENOM" security vulnerability affect QEMU whereby VM security could be escaped through QEMU's virtual floppy disk drive. In June was a PCNET controller buffer overflow allowing a guest to escape to have host access. Today there's a similar security vulnerability going public about its virtual CD-ROM drive.

27 July 2015 - CVE-2015-5154 - 9 Comments
QEMU 2.4-rc1 Brings More Fixes

A new release candidate came out yesterday for QEMU 2.4, the next release of this important piece to open-source Linux virtualization. With QEMU 2.4 comes several new features.

17 July 2015 - QEMU 2.4 - 1 Comment

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