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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 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 ==
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== Fedora 12: <witty tagline here> ==
  
* Released on June 13, 2005.
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=== Feature list ===
* A preview of Xen (2.x) virtualization as a set of add-on packages, released post-release.
+
  
== Fedora Core 5: The future is now ==
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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]]
 +
* [[Features/libguestfs|libguestfs]]
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* [[Features/Network Interface Management|Virtual Network Interface Management]]
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* [[Features/SR-IOV|Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)]]
 +
* [[Features/VirtPrivileges|Virt Privileges]]
 +
* [[Features/VirtgPXE|VirtgPXE]]
 +
* [[Features/VirtStorageManagement|Virt Storage Management]]
 +
* [[Features/VirtTCK|libvirt TCK]]
  
* Released on March 20, 2006.
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=== Other notable points ===
* First release to include Xen 3.0 virtualization for host and guest, as officially supported package.
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* Installs of paravirtualized guests, with a text mode installer
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* Early version of libvirt for managing Xen guests
+
  
== Fedora Core 6: Virtualization grows up ==
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* Due to be released on November 17, 2009.
  
* Released on October 24, 2006.
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== Fedora 11: The walled garden ==
* Expanded Xen support including fully virtualized guests.
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* Graphical framebuffer for paravirtualized guests
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* Graphical installs of para & fully virtualized guests.
+
* Expanded libvirt APIs to allow monitoring of performance
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* Debut of virt-manager tool for managing Xen guests locally with embedded graphical console
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* The foundation of Xen support in RHEL-5
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== Fedora 7: The new kid on the block ==
+
  
 
=== Feature list ===
 
=== Feature list ===
  
* [[Releases/FeatureKVM | KVM support]]
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* [[Features/KVM_PCI_Device_Assignment | PCI device assignment for KVM]]
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* [[Features/KVM_and_QEMU_merge | Merged QEMU and KVM RPMs]]
 +
* [[Features/SVirt_Mandatory_Access_Control | sVirt confinement of virtual machines]]
 +
* [[Features/VirtImprovedConsole | Improved VNC console handling]]
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* [[Features/VirtVNCAuth | SASL authentication for VNC]]
  
 
=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
  
* Released on May 31, 2007.
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* Released on June 9, 2009.
* 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 ==
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== Fedora 10: Management at a distance ==
  
 
=== Feature list ===
 
=== Feature list ===
  
* [[Releases/FeatureVirtSecurity | Virtualization security]]
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* [[Features/ApplianceTools | Virtual appliance building tools]]
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* [[Features/VirtRemoteInstall | Remote deployment of virtualized guests]]
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* [[Features/VirtStorage | Storage management in virtualization tools]]
  
 
=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
  
* Released on November 8, 2007.
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* Released on November 25, 2008.
  
 
== Fedora 9: Farewell to old friends ==
 
== Fedora 9: Farewell to old friends ==
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* 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
  
== Fedora 10: Management at a distance ==
+
== Fedora 8: Protection from the bad guys ==
  
 
=== Feature list ===
 
=== Feature list ===
  
* [[Features/ApplianceTools | Virtual appliance building tools]]
+
* [[Releases/FeatureVirtSecurity | Virtualization security]]
* [[Features/VirtRemoteInstall | Remote deployment of virtualized guests]]
+
* [[Features/VirtStorage | Storage management in virtualization tools]]
+
  
 
=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
  
* Released on November 25, 2008.
+
* Released on November 8, 2007.
  
== Fedora 11: The walled garden ==
+
== Fedora 7: The new kid on the block ==
  
 
=== Feature list ===
 
=== Feature list ===
  
* [[Features/KVM_PCI_Device_Assignment | PCI device assignment for KVM]]
+
* [[Releases/FeatureKVM | KVM support]]
* [[Features/KVM_and_QEMU_merge | Merged QEMU and KVM RPMs]]
+
* [[Features/SVirt_Mandatory_Access_Control | sVirt confinement of virtual machines]]
+
* [[Features/VirtImprovedConsole | Improved VNC console handling]]
+
* [[Features/VirtVNCAuth | SASL authentication for VNC]]
+
  
 
=== Other notable points ===
 
=== Other notable points ===
  
* Released on June 9, 2009.
+
* 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 12: <witty tagline here> ==
+
== Fedora Core 6: Virtualization grows up ==
  
=== Feature list ===
+
* 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
  
* [[Features/KSM|Kernel SamePage Merging (KSM)]]
+
== Fedora Core 5: The future is now ==
* [[Features/KVM Huge Page Backed Memory|KVM Huge Page Backed Memory]]
+
* [[Features/KVM NIC Hotplug|KVM NIC Hotplug]]
+
* [[Features/KVM qcow2 Performance|KVM qcow2 Performance]]
+
* [[Features/KVM Stable Guest ABI|KVM Stable Guest ABI]]
+
* [[Features/libguestfs|libguestfs]]
+
* [[Features/Network Interface Management|Virtual Network Interface Management]]
+
* [[Features/SR-IOV|Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)]]
+
* [[Features/VirtPrivileges|Virt Privileges]]
+
* [[Features/VirtgPXE|VirtgPXE]]
+
* [[Features/VirtStorageManagement|Virt Storage Management]]
+
* [[Features/VirtTCK|libvirt TCK]]
+
  
=== Other notable points ===
+
* 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
  
* Due to be released on November 17, 2009.
+
== 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.

Revision as of 15:28, 21 October 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 12: <witty tagline here>

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Due to be released on November 17, 2009.

Fedora 11: The walled garden

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on June 9, 2009.

Fedora 10: Management at a distance

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on November 25, 2008.

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 8: Protection from the bad guys

Feature list

Other notable points

  • Released on November 8, 2007.

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 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 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 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.