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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 13: <Insert witty tagline here> ==
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== Fedora 17 ==
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* [[Features/oVirt |oVirt]]
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* [[Features/OpenNebula |OpenNebula]]
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== Fedora 16 ==
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* [[OpenStack |OpenStack]]
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== Fedora 13 ==
  
 
=== Feature List ===
 
=== Feature List ===
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* Released on November 17, 2009.
 
* Released on November 17, 2009.
 
* [[Virtualization_improvements_in_Fedora_12|Interview]] with various members of the team.
 
* [[Virtualization_improvements_in_Fedora_12|Interview]] with various members of the team.
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* [[File:F12VirtFeat.pdf]] - an article on virtualization features in Fedora 12 in the [http://www.linuxforu.com/ Linux For You] Magazine.
  
 
== Fedora 11: The walled garden ==
 
== Fedora 11: The walled garden ==

Latest revision as of 17:39, 8 December 2011

Contents

[edit] 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.

[edit] Fedora 17

[edit] Fedora 16

[edit] Fedora 13

[edit] Feature List

[edit] Other Notable Points

  • Due to be released on April 27, 2010.

[edit] Fedora 12: The Dirty Dozen

[edit] Feature list

[edit] Other notable points

[edit] Fedora 11: The walled garden

[edit] Feature list

[edit] Other notable points

  • Released on June 9, 2009.
  • Interview with Dan Berrange on Fedora 11 Virtualization.

[edit] Fedora 10: Management at a distance

[edit] Feature list

[edit] Other notable points

  • Released on November 25, 2008.

[edit] Fedora 9: Farewell to old friends

[edit] Feature list

[edit] Other notable points

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

[edit] Fedora 8: Protection from the bad guys

[edit] Feature list

[edit] Other notable points

  • Released on November 8, 2007.

[edit] Fedora 7: The new kid on the block

[edit] Feature list

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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

[edit] 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

[edit] 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.