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 :
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”