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Hi,

I’m searching for “virtualization options”. I already take a look on VMware, but it needs too much MS software to work for my needs. Citrix needs less, but the key validation is still MS-AD.

Now I’m taking a look at RHEV… and run into Oracle VM! Somebody had already take a look at Oracle VM?

We need in primary a solid VM solution for an “enterprise cloud” running on top of some old and new Dell servers in conjunction with an EMC Cx4-120
storage.

We had plans to provide “desktop virtualization” in the future, most to labs class, and maybe adminstrative tasks. But it isn’t necessary now.

Anybody had some other options to tell?

Thanks in advance,

Antonio.


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  • I use KVM on RHEL (not RHEV specifically) and the VMs (linux, windows,
    *bsd, solaris) are perform very well. I actually couple this to Red Hat’s cluster suite and Linbit’s DRBD to make the VMs highly available. I’ve got this setup in production in several locations around north america going back to when 6.0 was released, and it’s been fantastic.

    If you’re interested, here is exactly how I do it;

    https://alteeve.ca/w/2-Node_Red_Hat_KVM_Cluster_Tutorial

    All open source (and free-as-in-beer on CentOS)!

  • I switched from Xen (and, before that, VMware) to KVM about eighteen months or so ago just to see what the fuss was about, and have not looked back. I have since deployed about 75-80 virtual machines with KVM (Linux and Windows XP, 2003, 7) and have had zero problems; everything worked perfectly first time out and has continued that way. Performance is better too. I install Linux on a KVM guest using the same PXE+kickstart procedures that are used for physical boxes. I can expound further on my KVM likes if anyone is interested.

    Steve

  • KVM+libvirt, definitely (+VirtManager as desktop GUI). It’s a fantastic match. Might be worth looking at openstack, too, it’s all the rage these days. It is also using kvm and libvirt.

  • Hi folks,

    Thanks for your advices, I’ll take a look on all and post what I conclude on it.

    Maybe I’m not clear enought, I already had CentOS5.8 Xen on my Hosts, but I’m finding a solution more “enterprise”. The HA/Load Balance solution we had are self made, it is much time consuming for our needs. We are searching for something more easy (or self) administering software.

    This is why we take a look on VMware, Citrix, etc…

    We’ll take a look on OpenStack, RHEV/RHEM, maybe Oracle VM…

    Thanks,

    Antonio.


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  • If you are looking for Cloud stacks and not just Virtualization, then take a good look at Eucalyptus:

    http://www.eucalyptus.com/

    Here is a “faststart” install video, which could not be easier to get started with:

    http://www.eucalyptus.com/video/faststart-eucalyptus-31

    There are other cloud options on CentOS, though most are in the testing stages.

    If you want to test oVirt 3.1 you can look here:

    http://people.CentOS.org/hughesjr/ovirt31/

    We also have official Amazon Web Services images here:

    http://wiki.CentOS.org/Cloud/AWS

    The CentOS Project is also currently working on official Open Nebula RPMS and images (not sure if Karanbir has released a test install of those or not yet). Karanbir .. if you do have the Open Nebula stuff ready for testing, post a link.

  • —– “Johnny Hughes” escreveu:

    Well, thanks…

    I’ll take a look on this…

    I’m thinking a “cloud” will be a bit overkilling for our applications :D We had only a dozen hosts with aprox. 100 VMs (linux, windows) on it. But, today, almos everything is a “cloud” :D

    I already read the manuals of Eucaliptus and OpenStack, will take a look on OpenNebula, too…

    I’m thinking that we will have a “cloud” when we can use VDI to virtualize our desktop labs :D
    For now we are searching a way to automatize the management of our VMs, but without all of the lights, rings, and bells most of the cloud softwares had :D Our installation is prety simple: all hosts share some LUNs from the Storage (via iSCSI). We had cLVM on it. The VMs had their own LVM partition. And we had a couple o C and bash programs that do the magic. But, to deploy a new VM is almos the same as deploy a physical host. No snaphsot (cLVM didn’t had it working), and no clone (it almost kills the SAN net). This is why we are searching for something else! VMware and Citrix made some demonstrations for our boss, but both needs MS-AD.

    Then we are searching for other options :D

    We already had talks with RH, thanks Jim Wildman, and well we aren’t in a touristic area either :D

    Well… we are still searching :D

    Thanks,

    Antonio.


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    | E-Mail: asmartins@uem.br / shadow@uem.br | !!! Linux User: 52392 !!! |
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  • Am 01.11.2012 13:55, schrieb Johnny Hughes:

    Is that available as text somewhere?
    Presentation videos are so wearisome to sit through, especially if they are in a different language than the one you’re usually hearing in your workplace.

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