Linux ARM virtualization

  • Linux 5.7 Positioned To Retire ARM 32-bit KVM Virtualization Support

    Linux on ARMThe upcoming Linux 5.7 kernel is preparing to bid farewell to KVM virtualization support on 32-bit ARM architectures. We've known this execution date was coming for a while and with this next kernel release they are set to drop 32-bit ARM support for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine.

  • VMWare Showcases ESXi Bare Metal Hypervisor Support for ARM64 Edge Servers

    Linux on ARMAs I checked my Twitter timeline in Thunderbird this morning, I started to see a lot of tweets about #VMworld2018 and “ESXi on 64-bit Arm”. What is that? VMWare has just announced and showcased several technology innovations at VMworld 2018, including Virtualization on 64-bit ARM for Edge, and the company demonstrated ESXi on 64-bit ARM running on a windmill farm at the Edge.

  • Linux 4.10 Release – Main Changes, ARM & MIPS Architectures

    Linux on ARMLinux 4.9 added Greybus staging support, improved security thanks to virtually mapped kernel stacks, and memory protection keys, included various file systems improvements, and many more changes.

  • On the Performance of ARM Virtualization

    Linux on ARMARM servers are becoming increasingly common, making server technologies such as virtualization for ARM of growing importance. We present the first study of ARM virtualization performance on server hardware, including multi- core measurements of two popular ARM and x86 hypervisors, KVM and Xen. We show how ARM hardware support for virtualization can enable much faster transitions between VMs and the hypervisor, a key hypervisor operation.

  • QEMU 2.6 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi 2 Emulation Support, New Features

    Linux on ARMMichael Roth has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of QEMU 2.6, the latest and most advanced version of the widely-used and highly customizable virtualization software for GNU/Linux operating systems.

  • Xen Open Source Hypervisor Now Available in CentOS 7 Linux for ARM64 Servers

    Linux on ARMStefano Stabellini of the Xen project has informed us today, on October 5, that the Xen open-source hypervisor is now available for CentOS 7 for ARM64 (AArch64) Linux operating systems.

  • Quad-core 64bit MIPS processors execute ARM and x86 instructions

    Linux on ARMChina-based Loongson has announced two 64-bit quad core processors based around a MIPS-derived architecture and including binary translation to run x86 and ARM code.

  • Future of Xen Project – Video Spotlight with ARM’s Thomas Molgaard

    Linux on ARMARM joined Xen Project two years ago as part of its drive into servers, networking and the emerging “Internet of Things” markets. In our latest “Future of Xen” video, Thomas Molgaard, Manager of Software Marketing – Systems & Software at ARM, talks about changes unfolding in enterprise and cloud computing that are creating new opportunities for his company and virtualization.

  • Xen 4.5 flexes its muscles on Intel and ARM

    Linux on ARMVersion 4.5 of Xen, Citrix's former hypervisor project now overseen by the Linux Foundation, debuted today with a host of improvements aimed at widening Xen's support on ARM processors, broadening the scenarios where Xen can be used, and tamping down long-standing criticisms of Xen's performance.

  • ARM Linux thin client does Citrix, RDP, and VMWare

    Linux on ARMAtrust unveiled a “t66″ thin client that runs Linux on a quad-core Freescale i.MX6 SoC, and supports Citrix ICA/HDX, RDP, and VMWare Horizon View protocols.

  • Linux 3.14 kernel revision beefs up ARM, VM support

    Linux on ARMThe latest Linux kernel's revision number may be 3.14, but don't expect any pi jokes in the release notes. Do, however, look past the matter-of-fact release announcement on the Linux kernel development mailing list for some intriguing improvements in ways that may have implications for cutting-edge processors and for cloud/VM environments.

  • Chinese People Try To Patent Wine On ARM

    Linux on ARMThe latest illustration of software patents being bad and of pure silliness is a group of Chinese people trying to obtain a patent covering Wine on ARM for having the open-source program running Windows programs on the CPU architecture popular to smart-phones.

  • Xen hypervisor moves into ARM space

    Linux on ARMGetting a jump on competing hypervisors, the open source Xen is preparing for the day when ARM processors will run virtual machines. "There is a lot of interest in ARM virtualization, both for micro servers and for the embedded space," said George Dunlap, one of the contributors to the Xen project.

  • Xen 4.4 Is On Approach With Many Features, 4.4-RC4 Is Out

    Linux on ARMXen 4.4 is a major release of the open-source virtualization stack commonly used on Linux systems but has increasing support for BSD and other platforms. Xen 4.4 is bringing with it many new features and today 4.4-RC4 was released.

  • Xen ARM with Virtualization Extensions

    Linux on ARMThe ARM v7-A and ARM v8-A architectures include optional virtualization extensions that allow a hypervisor to manage fully hardware virtualized guests. These extensions are currently available in some ARM v7 processors such as the Cortex A15 and Cortex A7.

  • Mentor Embedded ARM Hypervisor Automotive Demo on Freescale i.MX6 Board

    Linux on ARMVirtual machines are usually run on server or desktop PC to run several operating systems simultaneous. About 2 years ago, I wrote about an embedded hypervisor running Linux and Android on the Pandaboard develompent board, with the goal of separating home and enterprise operating systems in mobile devices so that enterprise data is safe.

  • Red Hat Releases Libvirt 1.1.4 Virtualization Tools with AArch64 Support

    Linux on ARMLibvirt, a collection of software tools that provides a convenient way to manage virtual machines and other virtualization functionality, such as storage and network interface management, is now at version 1.1.4.

  • ARMv8 Project Thunder SoC gains Linux support

    Linux on ARMAt ARM TechCon, Cavium demonstrated an SDK for its upcoming ARMv8-based Project Thunder SoC family, and announced Ubuntu support for Project Thunder, while Cavium subsidiary MontaVista announced Carrier Grade Linux support for ARMv8. Meanwhile, Cavium and MontaVista joined Linaro and other companies in launching OpenDataPlane, an open source networking SoC interoperability standards organization for Linux.

  • Automotive-oriented hypervisor taps ARM TrustZone

    Linux on ARMMentor Graphics announced a small-footprint hypervisor designed for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and automotive telematics systems that use its Linux-, Android-, Nucleus-, and AUTOSAR-based automotive middleware. Mentor Embedded Hypervisor supports single- or multi-core AMP and SMP architectures, as well as ARM TrustZone security technology, and can partition devices and memory to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Wind River Linux adds 64-bit ARM, adopts Yocto 1.5

    Linux on ARMWind River announced Wind River Linux 6, featuring Yocto Project 1.5 Linux kernel and toolchain, and expanded multi-architecture hardware support including 64-bit ARMv8. Wind River also announced a faster new Yocto-compatible version of its carrier-grade Wind River Open Virtualization software.


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