virtualbox-osx-mavericks
Version 4.3.10 106.03MB

VirtualBox (Mac) 4.3.10

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Die für Privatpersonen und Universitätsbeschäftigte kostenlose Virtualisierungslösung VirtualBox macht es möglich, verschiedene Betriebssysteme auf einem PC oder Mac zu virtualisieren. Das Tool simuliert einen ganzen Computer. Die Software emuliert alle für einen funktionsfähigen Computer benötigten Hardware-Komponenten. Als Host-Betriebssystem unterstützt VirtualBox Windows, Mac OS X (Intel), Sun Solaris und diverse Linux-Derivate.

Die Lösung unterstützt virtuelle Maschinen mit bis zu 32 Prozessoren inklusive Nested Page Table-Support für AMD- und Intel-Prozessoren und bietet Grafikbeschleunigung für die Schnittstellen OpenGL 2.0, Direct3D 8 und 9.

Weitere Features:

  • Die VMs lassen sich wahlweise über mehrere Frontends bedienen
  • Eine grafische Benuteroberfläche (GUI), die die Grafikbibliothek Qt benutzt, in der aber noch nicht alle Optionen des Konsolenprogramms implementiert sind (VirtualBox)
  • Ein Konsolenprogramm (VBoxManage)
  • Ein SDL-Programm (VBoxSDL)
  • Fenster aus einer virtuellen Windows-Umgebung direkt auf dem Desktop darstellen, losgelöst von der gesamten Windows-Umgebung
  • Virtuelle serielle Schnittstellen und kann das Gastsystem per PXE 2.1 über das Netzwerk starten
  • Unterstützt Windows 64-Bit-Edition. Mac OS X und Solaris
  • 64-bit Gastsysteme laufen auf 64-bit Hosts
  • Unterstützung von Nested Page Tables auf modernen AMD-Prozessoren
  • AHCI-SATA-Festplattencontroller, der maximal 32 Laufwerke pro virtueller Maschine unterstützt
  • Unterstützt Command Queuing bei SATA-Platten
  • Webservice-API
  • Unterstützt Images in Microsofts VHD-Format
  • Seamless-Modus
  • USB 2.0

Zudem dient das Tool der Datenrettung: Tritt ein Fehler im Systemzustand auf, so kann in einen früheren, noch funktionierenden System-Status zurückgekehrt werden.

Fazit
VirtualBox ist eine ausgereifte Virtualisierungs-Software, die eine Menge zu bieten hat: Stabilität, Performance, Workstation- und Serverbetrieb, zahlreiche unterstützte Gastsysteme und viele Kleinigkeiten, die den Umgang mit virtuellen Maschinen bequem machen – und für Privatpersonen, Universitätsangestellte und zur Software-Evaluierung ist die Anwendung kostenlos.

Hinweis
Für volle Performance und erweiterte Features steht das Extensions Pack zur Verfügung. Die Erweiterungen stehen allerdings – anders als die Kernkomponenten – nicht unter der GPLv2 sondern unter Oracles Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL).

Die Lösung steht auch für Windows und Linux zur Verfügung.

Handbuch: VirtualBox 4.3.8(PDF)

Beispiele für Installationen mit VirtualBox

Changelog 4.3.8

  • VMM: more work on improving the emulation of certain MSR registers (e.g. bugs #12224, #12544)
  • VMM: fixed a VERR_INVALID_RPL Guru Meditation when booting certain guests (bug #11350)
  • VMM: experimental support for SSE 4.1 / SSE 4.2 passthrough, see the manual for more information how to enable it (bug #8651)
  • VMM: fix for recent Linux kernels with software virtualization
  • GUI: experimental HID LEDs synchronization for Windows hosts, see the manual for more information
  • GUI: warn the user if the Oracle Extension Pack is not installed and the user tries to activate the remote display feature (bug #9104)
  • GUI: make sure that a minimized guest (using mini toolbar in fullscreen/seamless mode) keeps the minimized state (bug #12199)
  • GUI: popup banner’s “do not show this message again” check-box replaced with corresponding button
  • GUI: network adapter cables can now be connected/disconnected directly through the running virtual machine Devices / Network menu a Network status-bar indicator
  • GUI: the new VM wizard now proposes 64-bit guests on 64-bit hosts by default; better distinction between 32-bit OS types 64-bit OS types (bug #12533)
  • GUI: better error message if appliance import fails (bug #12657)
  • GUI: allow to set host-combination to ‘None’ using the Global settings / Input page (bug #12730)
  • GUI: don’t switch the guest to a black screen during online snapshot merge (4.3 regression)
  • VBoxManage: when exporting an appliance, support the suppression of MAC addresses, which means they will be always recreated on import, avoiding duplicate MAC addresses for VMs which are imported several times
  • AHCI: fixed a VM hang during suspend under certain circumstances
  • AHCI: fixed a VM hang during online snapshot merge under certain circumstances
  • AHCI: fixed a bug which resulted in Windows XP guest hangs if a SATA CDROM is attached (bug #12417)
  • AHCI: fixed a Guru Meditation under certain conditions
  • AHCI: ejecting a CD/DVD medium failed under certain conditions
  • AHCI: disk hotplugging fixes
  • NAT: transparent handling of host sleep/resume and network configuration changes if the dnsproxy is enabled or if the hostresolver is used (bug #12441)
  • NAT: fixed crash and misbehaviour under some circumstances with ICMP packets having TTL=1
  • NAT Network: fixed IPv6 reassembly
  • NAT Network: ping proxy implemented
  • OVF: fixed reading of the OVF 0.9 section element (4.3 regression; bug #12345)
  • OVF: several fixes
  • 3D: several fixes, multiscreen fixes (e.g. bug #9124)
  • 3D: include 3D content in captured videos (bug #12666)
  • 3D: include 3D content in captured screenshot (bug #11758)
  • VGA: proper handling of legacy graphics modes if the Guest Additions are active (bug #6649)
  • USB: fixed crash during isochronous transfer under rare circumstances
  • BIOS: better disk geometry handling of SCSI drives
  • API: fix crashes in Java API clients using the XPCOM binding, happened with output parameters only (bug #11232)
  • VBoxSVC: documented the handling of host power management events (see the manual for more information) and added an extradata item for configuring the handling of the battery-low event (bug #9925)
  • VBoxSVC: fixed a bug which could trigger a crash if a VM snapshot was restored the second time and the VM has associated bandwidth groups (bug #12569)
  • VBoxSVC: properly detect ifconfig if located in /bin (bug #12713)
  • Shared Folders: fixed a failure to restore transient shared folders when starting a VM from a saved state (bug #12578)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed issue when the application icon was frozen in the dock if the bridging interface was not connected to a network (bug #12241)
  • Linux hosts: also consider the physical package ID when determining the number of physical CPU cores
  • Linux hosts / guests: don’t warn in kernel log if memory allocation fails (bug #11171)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed the autostart SMF script (bug #11720)
  • Windows hosts: fixes for non-ANSI code page user names and similar environment contents (bug #12596)
  • Windows hosts / guests: fixed setting and using a guest user’s process environment variables (relevant for Guest Control)
  • Windows Additions: fixed handle leaks in VBoxTray (bug #12563)
  • Windows Additions: fixed a crash while detecting active guest users
  • Windows Additions: fixed restoring backed up D3D files on XPDM -> WDDM upgrade
  • Guest Control: fixed setting and using a guest user’s process environment variables
  • Linux Additions: support Enterprise Linux 6.5 kernels (bug #12505)
  • Linux Additions: fixed CPU hot-remove on newer Linux kernels
  • Linux / Solaris Additions: don’t automount a shared folder which is already mounted
  • X11 Additions: support X.Org Server 1.15 (bug #12623)

Changelog 4.3.6

  • MM: fixed a Guru Meditation VINF_EM_TRIPLE_FAULT caused by VMCB caching with nested paging on certain AMD CPUs (bug #12451)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_VMX_UNEXPECTED_INTERRUPTION_EXIT_TYPE while intercepting debug exceptions (VT-x only; bug #12410)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_SVM_UNEXPECTED_EXIT while intercepting debug register accesses (AMD-V only; bug #12481)
  • VMM: fixed a VERR_SSM_STRUCTURE_MAGIC error when trying to load a saved state made with VBox 4.3.4 when VT-x/AMD-V is disabled. Unfortunately, VBox 4.3.4 produced broken saved states for this configuration so you have to discard these states (bug #12414)
  • VMM: added a few more MSRs to the whitelist required by certain guests (bug #12245)
  • GUI: fixed deleting of inaccessible VMs (4.3 regression, bug #12205)
  • GUI: fixed warnings in VM settings / number of guest processors (bug #12480)
  • Main: don’t automatically enable 64-bit guests on 64-bit hosts if VT-x/AMD-V is not available (bug #12424)
  • Main: always expose the DMI memory information to Windows 2012 guests (bug #12017)
  • Main: fixed occasional crashes on guest display resolution change (bug #7063)
  • Main: fixed reporting back temporary name when calling IGuestSession::DirectoryCreateTemp() (bug #12498)
  • API: fix for a hang when launching a GUI VM through the API, which crashes due to GUI unavailability
  • Storage: fix for BLKCACHE_IOERR runtime errors under rare circumstances (bug #11030)
  • Network: allow to start more than 5 PCNet instances (bug #12426)
  • E1000: if the cable was disconnected before the guest initialized the device, the link status was not properly set to ‘down’ after the initialization completed despite the fact that there was no connection
  • 3D support: fixed offset of guest 3D image elements (Mac OS X Retina hosts only; bug #11021)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed accessing the host driver from non-global zones (4.3 regression, bug #12271)

Changelog 4.2.18

  • VMM: properly handle NMIs on Linux hosts with X2APIC enabled
  • VMM: fixed potential crashes with 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts (bug #11979)
  • GUI / seamless: properly handle mouse wheel scroll events
  • GUI, VBoxManage: when unregistering a VM, also unregister the hard disk images which are used exclusively (bug #10311)
  • GUI: prevent crashes under certain conditions on X11 hosts
  • 3D: multiscreen fixes (incorrect mouse position, flickets)
  • 3D Support: several fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver (multiscreen, seamless)
  • Snapshots: made live snapshots work again (bug #9255)
  • Teleportation: made it work again (bug #9455)
  • VBoxManage: on, snapshot take, –pause is default and –live is for doing live snapshots
  • VBoxSVC: don’t crash on systems with many VLAN interfaces (Solaris hosts only)
  • Network: after the host resumes from suspend, disconnect and reconnect the virtual network cables to force renewing the DHCP leases for the guests. So far only Mac OS X hosts and Windows hosts (bug #10063).
  • NAT: on name server changes force a reconnect of the virtual network cable to notify the guest (Mac OS X hosts only)
  • Mac OS X installer: keep previously installed Extension Packs on VirtualBox upgrade
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.11 fixes (bug #12001)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a potential kernel panic caused due to unexpected preemption due to logging.
  • Windows hosts: fixed an issue with USB2 devices being inaccessible when plugged into USB3 ports.
  • Linux Additions: added PCI device identifier to vboxvideo.ko fixing DRI initialization under certain conditions (bug #11957)
  • Linux Additions: fixed udev detection in the init script with Linux 3.x kernels

virtualbox-mac-os

Version 4.3.10 106.03MB

5 comments on “VirtualBox (Mac)

  1. Virtualbox 4.2* unterstützt Mac OS X 10.5 nicht, es ist mindestens Mac OS X 10.6 erforderlich. Statt dessen wird allerdings Mac OS X 10.8 unterstützt. (Nachzulesen im Manual von Virtualbox, Chapter 1, supported host operating systems).

  2. Ich habe versucht Oracle vm virtualbox 4.3.10 zu installieren. Am Ende der Installation erscheint die Warnungsmeldung:

    Warning: Network Interfaces

    Installing the Oracle Vm Virtualbox 4.3.10 Networking Feature will reset your network Connection and temporarily disconnect you from the Network.
    Proceed with Installation now ?

    Schadet oder verändert die Installation die vorherigen Network Settings ?
    Wo gibt es eine detallierte Anleitung für die einzelnen Installationsschritte ?
    Vielen Dank

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