Transcript of "Breaking Down the Barriers through Virtualization - Frank Feldman, Red Hat"
Breaking down the Barriers
through Open Source Virtualization
MSC OSCONF 2009 – June 1
Red Hat Product Manager - APJ
● KVM: Kernel-based Virtual
Machine – Full virtualization
solution for Linux
• Incorporated into the Linux
kernel in 2006
• Converts Linux into a
hypervisor. Runs Windows,
Linux and other guests
• KVM architecture provides
high “feature-velocity” –
leverages the power of Linux
High Availability Restart guest VMs from failed hosts automatically on other hosts
Move running VM from 1 host to another. 0 downtime, 0 sessions
Live Migration lost.
System Scheduler Continuously load balance VMs based on resource usage/policies
Concentrate VMs on fewer servers during off-peak hrs. Save
Power Saver power.
Maintenance Manager 0 downtime for VMs during planned maintenance window
Image Manager Snapshots, Templates, Overlays, Save / Restore
For all objects in system – VM guests, hosts, networking, storage
Monitoring and Reporting etc.