As announced last month, newest Linux kernel version, 2.6.21, includes for the first time an adapted version of VMware Virtual Machine Interface (VMI), able to interoperate with paravirt_ops virtualization interface.
At this point new Linux distribution going to use this kernel version will be able to run paravirtualized in upcoming VMware Workstation 6.0, and at a later time in Server and ESX Server new releases.
But kernel 2.6.21 also introduces remarkable new KVM features:
- Initial paravirtualization support
- Live migration (the guest continues running even while being migrated) support
- Host Suspend/resume support
- CPU hotplug support