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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RE[2]: The Irony
by segedunum on Mon 9th Nov 2009 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE: The Irony"
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Not being able to run the management tools on your own product is unforgiveable, and Microsoft must be pleased. To not even have come up with a preview is unbelievable. It really should have been a release blocker.

They bought Qumranet 14 months before the GA release of the product. In that time they'd need to fix bugs and polish it to the point that's it suitable for release...

They've done a ton of work on KVM during that time but simply haven't paid attention to the management tools in any way at all.

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