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Xen 3.3.0

Welcome to the Xen 3.3.0 download page! This release contains architectural improvements and new user-visible features including:

  • Power management (P & C states) in the hypervisor
  • HVM emulation domains (qemu-on-minios) for better scalability, performance and security
  • PVGrub: boot PV kernels using real GRUB inside the PV domain
  • Better PV performance: domain lock removed from pagetable-update paths
  • Shadow3: optimisations to make this the best shadow pagetable algorithm yet, making HVM performance better than ever
  • Hardware Assisted Paging enhancements: 2MB page support for better TLB locality
  • CPUID feature levelling: allows safe domain migration across systems with different CPU models
  • PVSCSI drivers for SCSI access direct into PV guests
  • HVM framebuffer optimisations: scan for framebuffer updates more efficiently
  • Device passthrough enhancements
  • Full x86 real-mode emulation for HVM guests on Intel VT: supports a much wider range of legacy guest OSes
  • New qemu merge with upstream development
  • Many other changes in both x86 and IA64 ports
  • RAS features: cpu and memory offlining
  • Power management: improved frequency/voltage controls and deep-sleep
  • support. Scheduler and timers optimised for peak power savings.
  • Support for the Viridian (Hyper-V) enlightenment interface
  • Many other changes in both x86 and IA64 ports
  • Xen 3.3 Datasheet

Xen 3.3.1

The Xen 3.3 release contains architectural improvements and new user-visible features, compared to 3.2, including:

  • Power management (P & C states) in the hypervisor
  • HVM emulation domains (qemu-on-minios) for better scalability, performance and security
  • PVGrub: boot PV kernels using real GRUB inside the PV domain
  • Better PV performance: domain lock removed from pagetable-update paths
  • Shadow3: optimisations to make this the best shadow pagetable algorithm yet, making HVM performance better than ever
  • Hardware Assisted Paging enhancements: 2MB page support for better TLB locality
  • CPUID feature levelling: allows safe domain migration across systems with different CPU models
  • PVSCSI drivers for SCSI access direct into PV guests
  • HVM framebuffer optimisations: scan for framebuffer updates more efficiently
  • Device passthrough enhancements
  • Full x86 real-mode emulation for HVM guests on Intel VT: supports a much wider range of legacy guest OSes
  • New qemu merge with upstream development
  • Many other changes in both x86 and IA64 ports
  • Xen 3.3 Datasheet

Xen 3.3.1 is a maintenance release in the 3.3 series.

Xen 3.3.2

The Xen 3.3 release contains architectural improvements and new user-visible features, compared to 3.2, including:

  • Power management (P & C states) in the hypervisor
  • HVM emulation domains (qemu-on-minios) for better scalability, performance and security
  • PVGrub: boot PV kernels using real GRUB inside the PV domain
  • Better PV performance: domain lock removed from pagetable-update paths
  • Shadow3: optimisations to make this the best shadow pagetable algorithm yet, making HVM performance better than ever
  • Hardware Assisted Paging enhancements: 2MB page support for better TLB locality
  • CPUID feature levelling: allows safe domain migration across systems with different CPU models
  • PVSCSI drivers for SCSI access direct into PV guests
  • HVM framebuffer optimisations: scan for framebuffer updates more efficiently
  • Device passthrough enhancements
  • Full x86 real-mode emulation for HVM guests on Intel VT: supports a much wider range of legacy guest OSes
  • New qemu merge with upstream development
  • Many other changes in both x86 and IA64 ports
  • Xen 3.3 Datasheet

Xen 3.3.2 is a maintenance release in the 3.3 series.