Virtualization News Archives
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
Using USB Redirection With QEMU/KVM

For those not up to speed on the latest features for Linux virtualization when using QEMU/KVM, there is support since for USB device redirection over the network for virtual machines.

2 July 2012 - Feature - Add A Comment
VMware Preps To Push More Mainline Kernel Code

To further enhance the Linux virtualization experience with VMware products, the company is preparing to push the Virtual Machine Communication Interface and VMCI Sockets into the mainline Linux kernel.

16 May 2012 - Linux Kernel - 16 Comments
Setting Up A Xen Graphics Card Pass-Through

For those wanting to setup a Xen VGA pass-through configuration whereby your host graphics card can be controlled by a guest operating system, like Windows within Linux, here's a guide how to setup this interesting feature.

23 March 2012 - How-To - 15 Comments
VMware's Linux 3D Guest Driver Is Ready

The xf86-video-vmware 12.0 driver was officially released yesterday, which now means all of the components needed for 3D Linux guest acceleration are now available and stable.

9 March 2012 - Officially Released - 33 Comments

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