Gerben’s Blog on Virtualization

Virtualization is becoming a standard

Release XEN version 3.2.0

Posted by Gerben on 16/1/2008

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A summary of new features:

  • Xen Security Modules (XSM)
  • ACPI S3 suspend-to-RAM support for the host system
  • Preliminary PCI pass-through support (using appropriate Intel or AMD I/O-virtualisation hardware)
  • Preliminary support for a wider range of bootloaders in fully virtualised (HVM) guests, using full emulation of x86 ‘real mode’.
  • Faster emulation of standard (non-super) VGA modes for HVM guests
  • Configurable timer modes for HVM guests, depending on how the guest OS manages time-keeping
  • Many other changes and enhancements across all supported machine architectures

More info here: http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-announce/2008-01/msg00000.html

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