RHEV 3.0 is Live!!

As of today, Red Hat has released RHEV 3.0 which adds some HUGE improvements as compared to RHEV 2.x. Here are some of the highlights:

  • RHEV-M installs from command-line on RHEL 6 (no Windows host dependency)
  • RHEV-H rebased from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6 (gaining several years of improvements)
  • RESTful API

A new upstream project to pull from – oVirt.org (like Fedora for RHEL)

I’ve been using the RHEV 3 beta in his lab for several months and hasn’t had so much as a hiccup. I can’t wait to switch to the G.A. release (new toys!!!).

Congratulations to the RHEV team for this release. For more information on RHEV 3.0, go to :

http://www.redhat.com/promo/rhev3/?intcmp=70160000000U4lOAAS

thanks,

c.k.

Offload VM Cloning from KVM to the Back-end Storage

A few weeks ago, I addressed the concept of using the back-end storage to clone RHEL boot LUNs as opposed to repeated Kickstarts.  The reasoning is simple enough – cloning on the backend is significantly faster that creating from scratch.  Work smarter, not harder.. Right?

So what happens when we apply the same logic to individual virtual machines? In a word?

“Magic”. Continue reading “Offload VM Cloning from KVM to the Back-end Storage”