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== Fedora Core 4: Glimpse of the future ==
 
== Fedora Core 4: Glimpse of the future ==
  
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* Released on June 13, 2005.
 
* A preview of Xen (2.x) virtualization as a set of add-on packages, released post-release.
 
* A preview of Xen (2.x) virtualization as a set of add-on packages, released post-release.
  
 
== Fedora Core 5: The future is now ==
 
== Fedora Core 5: The future is now ==
  
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* Released on March 20, 2006.
 
* First release to include Xen 3.0 virtualization for host and guest, as officially supported package.
 
* First release to include Xen 3.0 virtualization for host and guest, as officially supported package.
 
* Installs of paravirtualized guests, with a text mode installer
 
* Installs of paravirtualized guests, with a text mode installer
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== Fedora Core 6: Virtualization grows up ==
 
== Fedora Core 6: Virtualization grows up ==
  
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* Released on October 24, 2006.
 
* Expanded Xen support including fully virtualized guests.
 
* Expanded Xen support including fully virtualized guests.
 
* Graphical framebuffer for paravirtualized guests
 
* Graphical framebuffer for paravirtualized guests
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=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
  
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* Released on May 31, 2007.
 
* Continued support for Xen
 
* Continued support for Xen
 
* The introduction of KVM to native kernels for fullyvirtualized guests.  
 
* The introduction of KVM to native kernels for fullyvirtualized guests.  
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=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
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* Released on November 8, 2007.
  
 
== Fedora 9: Farewell to old friends ==
 
== Fedora 9: Farewell to old friends ==
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=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
  
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* Released on May 13, 2008.
 
* Xen Dom0 support dropped, until Xen Dom0 pv-ops work is accepted by upstream kernel community
 
* Xen Dom0 support dropped, until Xen Dom0 pv-ops work is accepted by upstream kernel community
  
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=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
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* Released on November 25, 2008.
  
 
== Fedora 11: The walled garden ==
 
== Fedora 11: The walled garden ==
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* [[Features/VirtImprovedConsole | Improved VNC console handling]]
 
* [[Features/VirtImprovedConsole | Improved VNC console handling]]
 
* [[Features/VirtVNCAuth | SASL authentication for VNC]]
 
* [[Features/VirtVNCAuth | SASL authentication for VNC]]
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=== Other notable points ===
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* Released on June 9, 2009.
  
 
== Fedora 12: <witty tagline here> ==
 
== Fedora 12: <witty tagline here> ==
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=== Feature list ===
 
=== Feature list ===
  
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* [[Features/KSM|Kernel SamePage Merging (KSM)]]
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* [[Features/KVM Huge Page Backed Memory|KVM Huge Page Backed Memory]]
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* [[Features/KVM NIC Hotplug|KVM NIC Hotplug]]
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* [[Features/KVM qcow2 Performance|KVM qcow2 Performance]]
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* [[Features/KVM Stable Guest ABI|KVM Stable Guest ABI]]
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* [[Features/libguestfs|libguestfs]]
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* [[Features/Network Interface Management|Virtual Network Interface Management]]
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* [[Features/Ovirt_Node|Ovirt_Node]]
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* [[Features/SR-IOV|Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)]]
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* [[Features/VirtPrivileges|Virt Privileges]]
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* [[Features/VirtgPXE|VirtgPXE]]
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* [[Features/VirtioSerial|VirtioSerial]]
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* [[Features/VirtStorageManagement|Virt Storage Management]]
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=== Other notable points ===
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* Due to be released on November 3, 2009.

Revision as of 13:40, 27 July 2009

Contents

History of Virtualization in Fedora

Fedora has been leading the pack of Linux distributions with the introduction of new virtualization features for many years now. This page provides a history of noteworthy milestones in Fedora's virtualization support.

Fedora Core 4: Glimpse of the future

  • Released on June 13, 2005.
  • A preview of Xen (2.x) virtualization as a set of add-on packages, released post-release.

Fedora Core 5: The future is now

  • Released on March 20, 2006.
  • First release to include Xen 3.0 virtualization for host and guest, as officially supported package.
  • Installs of paravirtualized guests, with a text mode installer
  • Early version of libvirt for managing Xen guests

Fedora Core 6: Virtualization grows up

  • Released on October 24, 2006.
  • Expanded Xen support including fully virtualized guests.
  • Graphical framebuffer for paravirtualized guests
  • Graphical installs of para & fully virtualized guests.
  • Expanded libvirt APIs to allow monitoring of performance
  • Debut of virt-manager tool for managing Xen guests locally with embedded graphical console
  • The foundation of Xen support in RHEL-5

Fedora 7: The new kid on the block

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on May 31, 2007.
  • Continued support for Xen
  • The introduction of KVM to native kernels for fullyvirtualized guests.
  • libvirt gains a new hypervisor driver for managing QEMU and KVM guests.
  • libvirt introduces 'virtual networking' capability providing 'out of the box' NAT based network connectivity for guests which plays nicely with NetworkManager.

Fedora 8: Protection from the bad guys

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on November 8, 2007.

Fedora 9: Farewell to old friends

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on May 13, 2008.
  • Xen Dom0 support dropped, until Xen Dom0 pv-ops work is accepted by upstream kernel community

Fedora 10: Management at a distance

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on November 25, 2008.

Fedora 11: The walled garden

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on June 9, 2009.

Fedora 12: <witty tagline here>

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Due to be released on November 3, 2009.