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F14 Virtualization Release Notes

For the moment, I have copied the F13 Virtualization Release Notes for use in constructing the F14 notes.



  • Xen to KVM migration Provide nearly effortless automatic translation of Xen virtual machines to KVM virtual machines. - 80%
  • Features/EC2 - Could this be considered a virt feature?

Incomplete features:

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Spice Framework for Desktop Virtualization

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is used for client-server communication. Spice adds a QXL display device to QEMU and provides drivers for this device for both X and Windows.

The Spice framework for desktop virtualization aims to provide a complete open source solution for interaction with virtualized desktops.

For more information, refer to:

Xen to KVM Migration

virt-v2v is a command line tool that enables Xen domUs (ie. guests) to be migrated to use KVM. Users with Xen guests can try out KVM. Users can also migrate from Xen to KVM for its enhanced ease of use.

For more information, refer to:

Other Improvements

Virtualization Technology Preview Repo

The Virtualization Preview Repository exists for people who would like to test the very latest virtualization related packages. This repo is intended primarily as an aid to testing and early experimentation. It is not intended for 'production' deployment.

For further details refer to:

Xen Kernel Support

The kernel package in Fedora 14 supports booting as a guest domU, but will not function as a dom0 until such support is provided upstream.

The most recent Fedora release with dom0 support is Fedora 8.

Booting a Xen domU guest within a Fedora 14 host requires the KVM based xenner. Xenner runs the guest kernel and a small Xen emulator together as a KVM guest.

KVM requires hardware virtualization features in the host system.
Systems lacking hardware virtualization do not support Xen guests at this time.

For further details refer to: