Virtualization

VirtualBox 5.0.18 released with Improved Stability and Regressions Fixes

VirtualBox 5.0.18 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.18 changelog GUI: position off-screen windows to be fully visible again on relaunch in consistence with default-behavior GUI: fixed the View menu / Full-screen Mode behavior on Mac OS X El Capitan GUI: fixed a test which allowed to encrypt a hard disk with an empty password GUI: fixed a crash under certain conditions during VM shutdown GUI: fixed the size of the VM list scrollbar in the VM selector when entering a group PC speaker passthrough: fixes (Linux hosts only) Drag and drop: several fixes SATA: fixed hotplug flag handling when EFI is used Storage: fixed handling of encrypted disk images with SCSI controllers Storage: fixed possible crash with Solaris 7 if the BusLogic SCSI controller is used USB: properly purge non-ASCII characters from USB strings NAT Network: fixed 100% CPU load in VBoxNetNAT on Mac OS X under certain circumstances ACPI: fixed ACPI tables to make the display color management settings available again for older Windows versions (4.

Virtualbox 5.0.12 released – Supports Kernel 3.10.0-327.el7 with latest RHEL 7.2

VirtualBox 5.0.12 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.12 changelog Fixed the validation of IPv6 port-forwarding rules Improved handling of text selection mouse pointer added LBA64 support for being able to boot from huge hard disks Fixed .

VirtualBox 5.0.4 released

VirtualBox 5.0.4 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.4 changelog VMM: fixed an issue with Windows 10 guest kernel debugging over the network for Hyper-V paravirtualized VMs VMM: fixed a bug which prevented reading the saved state of the ‘PATM’ unit from VirtualBox 4.

VirtualBox 4.3.28 released with several fixes

VirtualBox 4.3.28 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 4.3.28 changelog VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation when rebooting certain guests (for example Solaris doing fast reboot) by fixing the implementation for INIT IPI VMM: added some information for diagnosing rare VERR_VMX_INVALID_VMXON_PTR Guru Meditations (VT-x only) GUI: HID LEDs sync: prevent synchronization if VM window has no focus (Windows and Mac OS X hosts only) GUI: fixed drag and drop moving the cursor between guest screens on certain hosts 3D: fixed a crash on restoring the VM state on X11 hosts 3D: fixed a crash on Linux guest shutdown VRDP: fixed incompatibility with rdesktop 1.

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 1 released

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 1 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 1 changelog Paravirtualization support for Windows and Linux guests to improve time-keeping accuracy and performance Make more instruction set extensions available to the guest when running with hardware-assisted virtualization and nested paging.

VirtualBox 4.3.24 released

VirtualBox 4.3.24 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added: VMM: emulation fix for the ENTER instruction under certain conditions; fixes Solaris 10 guests (VT-x without unrestricted guest execution) VMM: fix for handling NMIs on Linux hosts with X2APIC enabled NAT/NAT Network: fix connection drops when the host’s DHCP lease was renewed NAT: don’t crash on an empty domain list when switching the DNS host configuration PXE: re-enable it on Windows hosts Shared Folders: fixed a problem with Windows guests Audio: improved record quality when using the DirectSound audio backend VBoxManage: when executing the controlvm command take care that the corresponding VM runtime changes are saved permanently Windows Installer: properly install the 32-bit version of VBoxRes.

VMware Workstation 11.1 released

VMware Workstation 11.1 has just been released and the release adds support for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand and includes bug fixes. VMware Workstation is an application that enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. VMware Workstation 11.1 changelog: A Linux guest OS booted on EFI firmware sometimes failed to respond to the keyboard and mouse if any mouse motion occurred during a short window of time during OS boot.

VirtualBox 4.3.22 Build 98236 released

VirtualBox 4.3.22 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. This release is a maintenance release and addresses the followings: VMM: refined measurement of TSC frequency on the host, improves timekeeping for guests VMM: decreased CPU load resulting from guest MMIO writes to the virtual APIC VMM: fixed interception of debug exceptions, observed while using the dbx debugger on Solaris guests (VT-x only) GUI: 3D overlay window positioning code improved, fixed potential misplacement of 3D accelerated guest graphics content GUI: fixed accident SSL authentication failures during update check on Windows hosts GUI: never send the “ACPI power” keyboard scancode to the guest, we have the ACPI power button for that GUI: was unable to properly restore seamless mode VM from snapshot/saved-state under some circumstances see change log for full details

XenServer 6.5 officially released

Citrix has announced the release of XenServer 6.5, a virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project hypervisor. With this latest update, XenServer now offers a full 64-bit kernel architecture, which allows customers to leverage the latest hardware and OS platforms, and supports enterprise-grade networking, storage and workload management. The new 64-bit kernel architecture features significant improvements in networking and storage performance, providing customers with a virtualization platform for running new and existing workloads in their workspace and datacenter environments.