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Thursday, May 30 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
What is new in Libvirt? - Michal Privoznik, Red Hat

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Since last year we have introduced many new features. The biggest one is dropping the Big Libvirt Lock which speeds up domain starting by 200%. Then, we have introduced support for external disk snapshots and block jobs for better control of restoring points. In area of disk locking, our own implementation has been released so users are not locked down with just sanlock. Support for yet another hypervisor has been added. This time it's Parallels Cloud Server. Speaking of drivers, ESX driver has been completely rewritten and gained new functionality. Since last year, we have taught libvirt to utilize qemu guest agent so now it's possible to run some operations from inside the guest. And many other important features that will be more detailed in the talk.

The talk is aimed mostly at developers, especially those working in virtualization.


Michal Privoznik

Software Engineer, Red Hat
I'm a senior software enginneer at Red Hat, joined 2011 and working on virtualization (mostly libvirt).

Thursday May 30, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm

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