Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Nov 2009 23:41 UTC
Red Hat "As a major Linux vendor, one might expect that Red Hat's new Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers solution would be able to run on Linux servers. You'd be wrong. Not only is that not the case, but the Management Server piece of RHEV, which provides virtualization management capabilities, requires users to be running Microsoft's Windows Server. That's no typo: A Linux vendor is requiring its users to run one of its key new products on the rival, closed source Windows operating system. According to Red Hat, the plan is to have a Linux version ready by some point in 2010. But in the meantime, Red Hat customers who want to run the virtualization manager must purchase or already own a Windows server."
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Did I understnad correctly?
by sukru on Sat 7th Nov 2009 01:41 UTC
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2006-11-19

So they bought a enterprise virtualization system, which has Windows 2003 based servers and WPF (.Net) based user interface. It currently requires both the server and management console to be run on Windows machines.

And instead of benefiting from existing mono infrastructure, they'll rewrite the whole system in another language (probably Java).

The only conclusion I can come up with is that RedHat really despises mono.

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