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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

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.