Novell Readies Virtual Machine Driver Pack

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-06-18 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Novell claims it will become the first vendor to offer a supported solution for Xen virtual machine guests.

Novell claims it will become the first vendor to offer a supported solution for Xen virtual machine guests, with its release next month of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack.

This is a bundle of Xen-compatible paravirtualized network, bus, and block device drivers said to enable unmodified Windows and Linux guest operating systems to run on SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) 10 SP1 and Xen 3.0.4 with near-native performance in virtual environments on systems with Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) and AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) chipsets.
It does this by opening additional channels of communication between the Xen hypervisor in SUSE Linux Enterprise and the unmodified guest operating systems running in a virtual environment, accelerating network and storage input/output and improving overall efficiency. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Novell Readies Virtual Machine Driver Pack Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
 
 
 
 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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