Integrating RHV & OpenStack with Neutron

Hi folks, I recently posted an article on one of the official Red Hat blogs about the new Neutron integration between RHV and RHOSP. I have to say it’s very cool and might change the way you look at networking capabilities in RHV, at least if you’re also using RHOSP in the same data center. Continue reading “Integrating RHV & OpenStack with Neutron”

Running Cockpit inside of RHV-M

Hi Folks, if you’ve been following things for the last few months, you know RHV 4 launched last month and that one of my favorite new features is the Cockpit hypervisor admin tool. I’ve even highlighted it in 2 posts already, and I’m about to go for the “three-peat”. So what’s so cool that I needed to give it a 3rd shout out in such a short amount of time? Easy.

The ability to run it within RHV-M. Continue reading “Running Cockpit inside of RHV-M”

Live from VMworld!!

Hi folks, yup, I’m at VMworld this week. Sounds odd, huh? What exactly am I doing at VMworld, you ask? Great question. Preaching the gospel, brothers and sisters, preaching the gospel. KVM, that is…

Ok, maybe I’m laying on a bit thick. Seriously though, Red Hat has 2 booths back to back this year at VMworld – one labeled “Red Hat” as one would expect, the other labeled “Ansible”. We’re extolling the virtues of Red Hat Virtualization, CloudForms, and Ansible this year in addition to anything else that anyone wants to ask about.

That begs the question, “do folks really want to hear about Red Hat Virtualization at VMworld?” The answer is a resounding “YES”. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of folks at the show that won’t give us the time of day, and that’s alright. There are plenty more that come by  see demo’s of RHV. And get the shirts, hats, and stickers. Here’s a pic my colleague Jonathan G. took while I wasnt’ paying attention:

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And we’re having a good time answering all the questions..

Captain KVM

Red Hat Virtualization 4 Has Launched

Hi Folks, through the efforts of people much smarter than me Red Hat Virtualization 4 launched today. And nope, that was not a typo.. part of the launch is a re-branding that follows suit with Red Hat’s other products to simplify the naming.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve given you heads up on things like the new hypervisor, the Cockpit hypervisor admin, and a preview on the new RHV-M dashboard. Over the next few weeks, I plan on showing you some of the other new features, such as: Continue reading “Red Hat Virtualization 4 Has Launched”

Preview of Red Hat Virtualization Manager

Hi folks, when we last parted, I left you in the hands of the Next Generation Node. I gave you a preview of what’s coming from Red Hat in the form of the Red Hat Virtualization Host. What better to follow that up with than a preview of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager? Seriously, there have been so many updates and improvements, I can’t wait to dig in..

Let’s go! Continue reading “Preview of Red Hat Virtualization Manager”

Next Generation Hypervisor – pt2

Hi folks, it seems we definitely hit something interesting based on the number of responses to part 1 of this article.. Talking about the Next Generation Hypervisor, or “Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor” as it will officially will be known as, has definitely gotten positive attention. We’re going to take another look today, with a deeper focus on “Cockpit”, the hypervisor administrative plugin and web console.

Let’s get started. Continue reading “Next Generation Hypervisor – pt2”

Next Generation Hypervisor – pt1

Hi Folks, a few weeks ago I posted an article on Red Hat’s official blog – Viewing the Horizon from the Cockpit. It talks specifically about the Next Generation Hypervisor or “Next Generation Node” from Red Hat, what went into the design, and why we ripped it apart to put it back together again. I’m revisiting the topic again with the purpose of showing you what the fuss is all about.

Would you like to see it? Continue reading “Next Generation Hypervisor – pt1”

Self-Service with CloudForms & RHEV pt4

Hi folks, we’re tying up our series on building a self-service portal with RHEV and CloudForms today. In part 1, we deployed the CloudForms appliance in RHEV. In part 2, we created a single VM catalog item. In part 3, we created a multi-item catalog bundle. And now in part 4, we’re going to launch both of those creations from the self-service portal, and see what happens from both the RHEV standpoint and the CloudForms admin standpoint.

Let’s get started. Continue reading “Self-Service with CloudForms & RHEV pt4”

Self-Service with CloudForms & RHEV pt3

Hi folks, when I left off before I had showed you how to create a single catalog item in the self-service portal of CloudForms with RHEV. Now we’re going to expand on that theme by creating a multi-item catalog bundle. This is where things really start getting interesting. Hopefully you start getting ideas in your own heads as to how to change things for your own environments and adapt things for your own needs.

Let’s get started. Continue reading “Self-Service with CloudForms & RHEV pt3”

What you missed at Red Hat Summit 2016

Hi Folks, if you came out to Red Hat Summit, I hope you had a great time. If you were unable to attend, I’ve pulled together some links to some presentations that you might find interesting. I’ve kept them relevant to this blog – KVM or managing KVM based technologies. Continue reading “What you missed at Red Hat Summit 2016”