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

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.