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oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine 51

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat's open source oVirt project hit a major milestone this week with the release of version 3.4. It's got improved storage handling so users can mix and match different resource types, though the big new feature is one that seems painfully obvious. For the first time oVirt users can have the oVirt Manager and oVirt VMs on the same physical machine. 'So, typically, customers deployed the oVirt engine on a physical machine or on a virtual machine that wasn't managed or monitored,' Scott Herold, principal product manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization said. 'The oVirt 3.4 release adds the ability for oVirt to self-host its engine, including monitoring and recovery of the virtual machine.'" (Wikipedia describes oVirt as "a free platform virtualization management web application community project.")
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oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine

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  • by invictusvoyd ( 3546069 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @03:01AM (#46608509)

    but wouldn't it just make more sense to size the applications to use the host OS on a single box as opposed to running multiple copies of operating systems and services that eat resources when the virtual hosts all belong to a single customer?

    Some hosting customers require control of the OS to run their proprietary security and optimization apps . Besides, virtualization allows for efficient utilization of hardware , power and rackspace.

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