[vbox-dev] Announce: VirtualBox 2.1.0 released!

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Wed Dec 17 13:45:11 GMT 2008


today Sun released VirtualBox 2.1.0. The following major new features were

 * Support for hardware virtualization (VT-x and AMD-V) on Mac OS X hosts
 * Support for 64-bit guests on 32-bit host operating systems (experimental;
   see user manual, chapter 1.6, 64-bit guests, page 16)
 * Added support for Intel Nehalem virtualization enhancements (EPT and
   VPID; see user manual, chapter 1.2, Software vs. hardware virtualization
   (VT-x and AMD-V), page 10))
 * Experimental 3D acceleration via OpenGL (see user manual, chapter 4.8,
   Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL), page 66)
 * Experimental LsiLogic and BusLogic SCSI controllers (see user manual,
   chapter 5.1, Hard disk controllers: IDE, SATA (AHCI), SCSI, page 70)
 * Full VMDK/VHD support including snapshots (see user manual, chapter 5.2,
   Disk image files (VDI, VMDK, VHD), page 72)
 * New NAT engine with significantly better performance, reliability and ICMP
   echo (ping) support (bugs #1046, #2438, #2223, #1247)
 * New Host Interface Networking implementations for Windows and Linux hosts
   with easier setup (replaces TUN/TAP on Linux and manual bridging on

Apart from these new features we fixed/improved a bunch of items. Please
have a look at


for more details. The binaries and the manual can be downloaded here:


Have fun,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/
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