Virtualization News Archives
QEMU 1.5 Supports VGA Passthrough, Better USB 3.0

Just three months after the exciting QEMU 1.4 release, QEMU 1.5 is now available with many exciting and new features for those using this open-source software in a virtualized world. There's the VFIO VGA pass-through support, USB 3.0 improvements, and much more.

20 May 2013 - QEMU 1.5 - 42 Comments
KVM Virtualization Still Being Ported To 64-bit ARM

After KVM virtualization was brought to ARM last year with the ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs supporting hardware virtualization, support for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) SoCs is being prepared.

16 May 2013 - AArch64 KVM - 1 Comment
Linux Foundation To Back Xen Virtualization

While KVM is generally the de facto open-source Linux virtualization method, the Linux Foundation has announced today it will be backing the Xen virtualization project in the form of hosting it as a new collaborative project.

15 April 2013 - Xen Virtualization - Add A Comment
QXL Gallium3D Wrapper Driver Is Brought Up

After a QXL KMS DRM driver was finally published for improving the desktop virtualization experience with Red Hat's Linux virtualization stack in conjunction with SPICE on QEMU, a Gallium3D wrapper driver is now being talked about.

20 March 2013 - QXL KMS - 1 Comment
QEMU 1.4 Improves USB 2.0, Block Device Mirroring

It was only in early December that QEMU 1.3 was released with a variety of improvements and now this weekend QEMU 1.4 is out. QEMU 1.4 packs in a number of exciting features for those using QEMU in conjunction with various virtualization platforms.

17 February 2013 - QEMU 1.4 - 1 Comment
Xen Improvements Coming For Linux 3.9

There's a lot of virtualization improvements coming to Xen 4.3 that will be released in the months ahead while when it comes to the Xen work directly within the Linux kernel, there's good stuff happening for Linux 3.9.

16 February 2013 - Xen 3.9 - Add A Comment
Xen 4.3 Is Running Heavy On New Features

Xen 4.3 is expected to be released in June of this year. While the developers working on this virtualization platform are only half-way through its development cycle, they already have an impressive number of features that are coming into this next open-source release.

12 February 2013 - Xen 4.3 - 2 Comments
QXL/SPICE KMS Driver May Finally Be Developed

Red Hat may finally get to developing a KMS/DRM driver for QXL/SPICE to be used in conjunction with QXL for virtualization. This is a stepping-stone to eventually supporting SPICE 3D for allowing Red Hat virtual machines to tap hardware graphics acceleration support.

31 January 2013 - QXL KMS - 3 Comments
Graphics Card Support For QEMU/KVM Comes Closer

One of the major limitations of QEMU/KVM when it comes to Linux desktop virtualization is that it hasn't provided any form of support for graphics acceleration -- either by passing OpenGL calls onto the host for execution by the host's driver and graphics hardware or allowing guest VMs to tap directly the graphics card. Support for the latter feature continues to be developed and is close to becoming a working reality.

29 January 2013 - Graphics Card Support - 8 Comments
VMware Still Trying To Push VMCI, VSOCK For Linux

VMware is still trying to push VMCI (the Virtual Machine Communication Interface) and VSOCK (VMCI Sockets) into the mainline Linux kernel. Fortunately, it looks like this virtualization code from the proprietary software vendor will make it into the Linux 3.9 kernel.

9 January 2013 - VMware - Add A Comment
VirtualBox 4.2.6 Carries Many Virtualization Fixes

It's been two months since the last update to Oracle's cross-platform VirtualBox software but yesterday evening a new point release was made available that has a plethora of fixes and other minor improvements.

20 December 2012 - Oracle VirtualBox - 2 Comments
QEMU 1.3.0 Picks Up Many New Features

QEMU 1.3.0 was released on Monday afternoon and supports a large number of new features for this open-source package that's common to the Linux virtualization stack.

4 December 2012 - QEMU 1.3.0 - 5 Comments
VMware's Virtual GPU Driver Is Still Advancing

While there's usually always something to talk about with each new kernel release for the Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau DRM/KMS drivers, that isn't always the case for VMware's "vmwgfx" virtual GPU driver. This driver for exposing 3D acceleration to guest virtual machines on VMware's virtualization products does work quite well already, but the open-source developers have been recently working on a few improvements.

9 November 2012 - Virtual Graphics - 2 Comments
KVM Virtualization Support For ARM

Within the forthcoming Linux 3.7 kernel there is support for Xen virtualization support on ARM when using a Cortex-A15 SoC. While not yet merged to mainline, KVM virtualization support for the ARM architecture is also coming about.

25 October 2012 - Patches - 1 Comment
VMware Works On Mainlining More Linux Kernel Code

VMware developers continue to work on mainlining more of their Linux kernel code to support their virtualization platform in the name of improving the "out of the box" experience for Linux VM guests. The latest work has been on pushing forward VMCI and VSOCK for the mainline Linux kernel.

16 October 2012 - VMCI, VSOCK - 5 Comments
VMware Fusion 5.0 Benchmarks With Ubuntu 12.04

Many Phoronix readers have been asking about VMware Fusion 5.0 benchmarks, so here are some numbers for those wondering about this closed-source virtualization product for running other operating systems atop Mac OS X.

16 September 2012 - VMware Fusion - 8 Comments
QEMU 1.2 Released, Packing Many Changes

QEMU, the popular open-source emulator/virtualizer commonly used in conjunction with KVM, had a fairly quick v1.2 development cycle but that doesn't mean it's weak on changes.

5 September 2012 - QEMU 1.2 - 1 Comment

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