Qemu 1.3 Released: qemu-kvm merge into qemu complete

5 12 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – 10:23 Haydn Solomon

Qemu 1.3 has been released and with it completes the merge of qemu-kvm into qemu.  This means that you can now use “vanilla” qemu to run your kvm virtual machines.  No more need to run the special version of qemu optimized for kvm.  Many other features and enhancements also comes along with this release such as big improvements in USB3, live disk mirroring, support for glusterfs volumes and improved spice support for legacy vga mode.

Below is a list published on the mailing list of these new features and enhancements.

Support for USB mass storage devices and MSI/MSI-X support for the XHCI controller.
New paravirtualized hardware random number generator device.
Glusterfs volumes can be accessed with “gluster://” URIs for “-drive” and similar options. Optionally the transport can also be specified, as in “gluster+tcp://” (other supported transports are “unix” and “rdma”).
A new block job is supported: live block commit (also known as “snapshot deletion”) moves data from an image to another in the backing file chain.
A new block job is supported: live disk mirroring (also known as “storage migration”) moves data from an image to another.
The sendkey monitor command is now available via QMP.

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Linux VDI – QVD Open Source VDI Software By QINDEL

22 03 2012


Qindel (Quality, Innovation and Delivery is our motto) is a Consultancy company specialized in OpenSource technologies for big companies in the Telco, Banking and Retail industry. Our flagship product is QVD, a Linux VDI platform built on top of KVM.

What is QVD?

Quality Virtual Desktop is a powerful, open-source virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that makes it easy to deploy highly scalable and low-cost solutions to provision any number of users with local and remote access to their Linux desktop environments.

QVD aims to provide a secure, reliable and easy-to-manage service that can be installed within any enterprise environment quickly and with minimal difficulty. It is focussed primarily on delivering Linux-based virtual desktop environments to end-users with the aim of lowering licensing costs and encouraging the adoption of open-source technology within the enterprise.

We believe that as many applications including email, office tools, banking, and other facilities move into the cloud, Linux is becoming increasingly viable as the standard desktop environment within the workplace, massively reducing licencing and support costs.

QVD provides the perfect way to manage Linux users within large organizations, allowing systems administrators to effectively implement security policies, manage application installation and provision remote desktop access with ease.

QVD Website and info: http://theqvd.com/

More info at this own blog : QVD Section

Open Virtualization Alliance gains 65 new members

24 06 2011

American Linux distributor Red Hat has announced that the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) has gained 65 new members, a nearly ten-fold increase in membership since it was first established last month. Brocade, Dell, EnterpriseDB, Fujitsu Frontech, FusionIO, Gluster, Groundwork Open Source, MontaVista Software, Univention and Vyatta, for example, are among the group’s new members.

Read The full Story @ The H Open.

Complete List of new members

Abiquo, AdaptiveComputing, Afore Solutions, Arista Networks, Arkeia, autonomicresources, B1 Systems, BlueCat Networks, Brocade, Carbon 14 Software, Cfengine, CheapVPS, Cloud Cruiser, CloudSigma, CloudSwitch, CodeFutures, CohesiveFT, Collax GmbH, Convirture, Corensic, Dell, enstratus, EnterpriseDB, Everis Inc., Fujitsu Frontech, FusionIO, Gluster, Inc., Grid Dynamics, Groundwork Open Source, HexaGrid Computing, IDT us, Infinite Technologies, Information Builders, Killer Beaver, LLC, Likewise, Mindtree Ltd, MontaVista Software, Morph Labs, nanoCloud, Neocoretech, Nicira Networks, Nimbula, novastorm, One Convergence, OpenNebula / C12G Labs, Providence Software (XVT), Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, Qindel, RisingTide Systems, ScaleOut Software, Sep Software, Shadow Soft, Smartscale, StackOps, stepping stone GmbH, Storix, UC4, Unilogik, Univention, Usharesoft, Virtual Bridges, Vyatta, Weston Software Inc, XebiaLabs and Zmanda

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De Xen para KVM

11 02 2011

Estas têm sido umas semanas atarefadas. Enquanto alguns Hosts ainda correm SLES10 com XEN e um dos nossos Hosts, um  Xeon numa S5500WB decidiu que não era Homem para o trabalho, eis o que se pode fazer com um PowerEdge 2950 e um PowerEdge R300. Quantas máquinas conseguem colocar em apenas um Host?