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New Linux Does Inclusive Virtualization

Apr 30, 2007, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The second Linux kernel release of 2007 is now available, further extending the virtualization and real-time capabilities of Linux.

"Highlighting the Linux 2.6.21 update is the inclusion of the paravirt-ops paravirtualization interface, which enables multiple hypervisors to hook directly into Linux.

"VMware, XenSource, IBM and Red Hat first launched the effort to provide expansive virtualization in paravirt-ops in August to make it easier for all virtualization vendors to work in Linux. VMware's VMI (virtual machine interface) is also included in 2.6.21 taking advantage of paravirt-ops..."

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