Monthly Archives: April 2007

kernel virtual machine (kvm)

kvm, or kernel-based virtual machine, is a device driver and userspace component for Linux that utilizes hardware virtualization extensions such
as Intel’s VT to create virtual machines running on a Linux host.

Home page : http://sourceforge.net/projects/kvm

“User-friendly” Review : http://linux.inet.hr/finally-user-friendly-virtualization-for-linux.html

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VMware Player 2.0 BETA

Reasons to try the VMware Player 2.0 BETA

  1. Shared folders
  2. USB 2.0
  3. Virtual SMP

Guests to try on VMware Player 2.0 BETA

  1. openSolaris
  2. openSUSE
  3. Ubuntu

XenSource 3.2

New Features in XenSource 3.2
· Multi-processor support (SMP) for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
guests
– delivering scalable virtualization of Exchange, SQL Server, and other
multi-threaded and compute-intensive applications.
· Windows 2000 guests – enabling consolidation of the vast majority of deployed
Windows server workloads.
· Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server 10 SP1 guests
– supporting unmodified installation with the
full performance benefits of paravirtualization.
· Improved Windows guest support – providing accelerated network
performance, ability to suspend/resume virtual machines, up to 8GB RAM
per Windows guest, and signed drivers with WHQL certification.
· iSCSI SAN support – delivering affordable networked storage support.
· VLAN trunk support for virtual bridges – providing network traffic isolation.
· CPU, disk and network resource control – enabling IT organizations to deliver
more server resources to the highest-priority workloads.