Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 17:05 UTC
Red Hat Red Hat has updated its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, to include support for desktop virtualization. The beta version of REV 2.2 will include a number of new programs that will allows customers to run a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
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RE: on par with ESX?!
by dragSidious on Wed 31st Mar 2010 04:10 UTC in reply to "on par with ESX?!"
dragSidious
Member since:
2009-04-17

You just have no clue do you? Maybe if you knew what was happenning behind those fancy Vmware brand-name features you'd would not be so incredulous.

Yeap. Just keep spending your company's money. I'll just keep doing more with LInux-KVM and spend my company's money on a new laptop for myself.

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RE[2]: on par with ESX?!
by sergio on Wed 31st Mar 2010 05:54 in reply to "RE: on par with ESX?!"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeap, I have no clue so please, tell me how can I migrate my running VMs from one host to another with no downtime using KVM... or How can I distribute all my running VMs dynamically between all my cluster nodes? RHEL don't even have decent multipath support out of the box!

VMware products sucks, I don't give a sh*t about VMware but come on, KVM is years behind ESX in every possible way.

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RE[3]: on par with ESX?!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 31st Mar 2010 06:58 in reply to "RE[2]: on par with ESX?!"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You're right that some features are not as well developed as vmware, but they're progressing quite nicely. Unless I absolutely needed the VMware features KVM didn't support, I wouldn't use it. But then again, I'm not sold on virtualizeing every server.


Migration: http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Migration

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RE[3]: on par with ESX?!
by akbar on Wed 31st Mar 2010 07:54 in reply to "RE[2]: on par with ESX?!"
akbar Member since:
2009-11-18

Yeap, I have no clue so please, tell me how can I migrate my running VMs from one host to another with no downtime using KVM...

Yeap, that seems to be the case (no clue). IIRC kvm has had live migration maybe 6-9 months already. Though I have never used it myself (since the environment I use does not have any cluster FS), so it might has issues,but IMO RedHat was the first company in the world to demo live migration from AMD to Intel.

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RE[3]: on par with ESX?!
by McGray on Wed 31st Mar 2010 12:28 in reply to "RE[2]: on par with ESX?!"
McGray Member since:
2005-07-12

You really don't have a clue. Kvm can do all of that. Check http://www.redhat.com/v/swf/rhev/demo.html to see for yourself.

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RE[3]: on par with ESX?!
by phoenix on Wed 31st Mar 2010 15:35 in reply to "RE[2]: on par with ESX?!"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Yeap, I have no clue so please, tell me how can I migrate my running VMs from one host to another with no downtime using KVM... or How can I distribute all my running VMs dynamically between all my cluster nodes? RHEL don't even have decent multipath support out of the box!


It's called live migration, and has been supported in KVM for quite a while now. You can even migrate from an Intel host to an AMD host and back, if needed.

Doing it manually from the CLI/QEmu monitor is a bit of a pain, but the big management systems (Enomaly, oVirt, etc) make it a lot simpler and even automate a lot of it.

Just because you don't know how to do it, doesn't mean it can't be done. ;)

VMware products sucks, I don't give a sh*t about VMware but come on, KVM is years behind ESX in every possible way.


So long as KVM stays behind ESX in price, I'll be happy. ;)

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