Use Cases for Both RHEV Snapshots and NetApp SnapShot copies

Hi folks,

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I would start review some of my favorite new features in RHEV 3.1. This week I tackle the first topic: Live Snapshots. But I can’t leave well enough alone; I also compare it to NetApp SnapShot copies. Not to show that one is better than another – only to highlight different use cases. Read on!! Continue reading “Use Cases for Both RHEV Snapshots and NetApp SnapShot copies”

Using Snap Creator to Offload Backups in RHEV & KVM

Several months ago I highlighted the use case for mixing thick and thin hypervisors in the context of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Today, I’d like to build on that to provide more detail on using an agent on the thick hypervisor (RHEL 6 and KVM) to streamline the process of backing up data volumes. And as the title suggests, we’re offloading that backup requirement away from the hypervisor. Why?

Because we can (and should). Continue reading “Using Snap Creator to Offload Backups in RHEV & KVM”