VirtualBox 6.1.24 – Neowin




Razvan serea
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July 21, 2021 5:16 AM EDT

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64 / Intel64 virtualization product for businesses and individuals. Intended for server, office and embedded use, it is now the only professional quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source software.

Some of the features of VirtualBox are:

  • Modularity. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client / server design. This makes it easier to control it from multiple interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI, and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely. VirtualBox also comes with a complete SDK: even though it is open source software, you don’t need to hack the source to write a new interface for VirtualBox.
  • Descriptions of virtual machines in XML. The configuration parameters of the virtual machines are entirely stored in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers.

VirtualBox 6.1.24 changelog:

  • Storage: Fixed starting a VM if a device is connected to a VirtIO SCSI port greater than 30 (bug # 20213)
  • Storage: improved DVD media change signaling
  • Series: Fixed missing guest interrupt under certain circumstances (regression 6.0, bug # 18668)
  • Audio: several fixes and improvements
  • Network: connectivity issue resolved with virtio-net after resuming VM with disconnected link
  • Network: Fixed UDP GSO fragmentation issue with 8 missing payload bytes at the end of the first fragment
  • API: Fixed VM configuration for recent versions of Windows Server
  • Expansion Pack: Fixed issues with USB webcam pass-through in Linux
  • Host and Guest Driver: Fixed a small memory leak (bug # 20280)
  • Linux host and guest: kernel version 5.13 support (bug # 20456)
  • Linux Host and Guest: Introduce support for SUSE SLES / SLED 15 SP3 kernels (bug # 20396)
  • Linux host: The installer will not attempt to create kernel modules if the system has already installed them and the versions of the modules match the current version
  • Windows host: fix DLL signature validation to work better with invalid certificate
  • Guest additions: fixed a crash when using the shared clipboard (bug # 19165)
  • Linux Guest Additions: Introducing support for Ubuntu-specific kernels (bug # 20325)
  • Solaris Guest: Increasing Default Memory and Disk Size
  • EFI: Support network boot with E1000 network controller emulation
  • EFI: Stability improvements (bug # 20090)

Download: VirtualBox 6.1.24 | 103.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: VirtualBox 6.1.24 Expansion Pack | 10.6 MB
View: VirtualBox Home Page | VirtualBox screenshot

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