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Archived Virtualization Articles
04 Aug 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 1 released! [65420]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle is proud to announce Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 1. Highlights of this beta release include:

Main Enhancements:

  • VM export to Oracle Public Cloud
  • Automatic guest OS installation (see enhancement request #5810 and VirtualBox manual for further details)
  • Improved Virtual Machine selector GUI
  • Improved Virtual Machine Tools and Global Tools handling
  • New GUI icons

Read on for details..."
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28 Jul 2017
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Oracle VM release 3.4.2 is Microsoft SVVP Certified [65228]
By: John Priest

John Priest blogs, "Oracle has been a part of the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) program and validated previous versions of Oracle VM. The Oracle VM team is committed to continuing our support for users that are running Windows Server guests on Oracle VM Server for x86. With the recent introduction of two new Oracle VM releases, a new test certification has now been completed to validate the following components under the Microsoft SVVP:

  • Oracle VM 3.4.2 Release Blog
  • Oracle VM Windows PV Driver 3.4.2 Blog
  • Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 guest OS

Oracle VM 3.4.2 has successfully passed all of the test requirements and is a validated virtualization product to support Windows guests. Certification details are published on the Windows Server Catalog site..."
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26 Jul 2017
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.26 [65229]
By: Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 26.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following 5.1.24 regressions, now fixed:

  • Audio: fixed a memory leak when enabled with VRDP connections
  • Linux hosts: properly bring up host-only network interfaces with iproute
  • Windows guests: fixed automatic logons for Vista and newer Windows guests
  • Further fixes not strictly related to release 5.1.24

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21 Jul 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Keep Your Cloud Infrastructure Secure and Up to Date [65084]
By: Honglin Su

Honglin blogs, "Security vulnerabilities have potential impact to your cloud infrastructure. How can you address the security issues more effectively? It's important to maintain your cloud infrastructure up to date. Oracle provides the technology and solutions that can help you accomplish your business goals..."
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18 Jul 2017
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.24 [65088]
By: Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 24.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following regressions, now fixed:

  • Linux Host/Guest: fixes dedicated to 4.12/4.13 kernels and further improvements
  • VMM: masked AMD Ryzen VME CPUID to have legacy platform running on this CPU and more SSE2 instruction-sets
  • GUI: more fixes dedicated to multi display with fullscreen/seamless mode enabled
  • AUDIO: improvements dedicated to Microsoft Windows 10 guests
  • Further fixes on API and guest Networks (Host only and NAT)"

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04 Jul 2017
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Oracle VM Virtualbox 5.1: 3D Acceleration For Ubuntu Guests [64799]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "VirtualBox offers 3D acceleration by intercepting OpenGL requests made by the guest vm, and passing then down to the host's OpenGL library to be executed directly by the host..."
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