Digital Networks Releases Openvirt 2.0

New release of Openvirt based on Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS introduces new irtualization features

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Digital Networks has released Openvirt 2.0, providing a full virtualization platform for Linux, Windows, Solaris, and FreeBSD virtual machines. A Web-based control panel makes for easy management.

Full virtualization of unmodified operating systems includes support for Linux, Windows, Solaris and FreeBSD virtual machines.Live migration is supported between hosts with different CPUs. Also, Openvirt will automatically restart virtual machines that were running on a physical host that has failed.

Integration with iSCSI, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand SANs is supported, and most networks, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet and InfiniBand, are compatible.

Openvirt is now based on Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS and will be supported until April 2015.

Release 2.0 platform components include:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS base OS
  • Linux kernel 2.6.33
  • QEMU-KVM 0.12.3
  • Libvirt 0.8.0
  • Control Panel Release 11

Release 2.0 includes these new features:

  • High-availability service
  • Kernel Samepage Merging for reduced memory usage
  • Guests disk usage monitor
  • Centralized SQL server for monitoring records
  • Full system logging
  • Power distribution unit support
  • Cluster tests
  • Pre-built templates for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu
  • Detailed template creation tutorials
  • Batch cloning
  • Release check service

Full details of Openvirt are available at

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