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Open source virtualization News
May 05, 2017
Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 includes better integration with Ansible and CloudForms. Admins should get to know these and other RH products to better manage their environments.
September 17, 2015
For infrastructure and operations teams, the growth of application containers is both good news and bad.
June 25, 2015
Red Hat is adding features to its virtualization software to stay competitive, but is also worried about staying relevant as the industry moves to embrace cloud and containers.
June 23, 2015
Docker networking limitations have hindered production use of containers, but a new feature adds much-needed flexibility.
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Learn the basics of VM management with Puppet by following these examples. Puppet is a powerful tool, and with practice, it can become an important asset. Continue Reading
Python continues to grow in popularity, as different use cases are established and new features are added. Follow this guide to manage VMs with the simple programming language. Continue Reading
Xen is the open source hypervisor included in the Linux kernel and, as such, it is available in all Linux distributions. Continue Reading
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With a few scripts, you can create virtual instances using the open source tool Vagrant, which is a cross between a container orchestrator and a VM orchestrator. Continue Reading
Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE and Oracle provide some level of enterprise support, but you should review these options carefully to determine the best fit. Continue Reading
Under guidance of the Linux Foundation, the Xen project lives on as the hypervisor supporting major cloud providers and enterprises. Continue Reading
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Libvirt provides essential functionality that eases hypervisor and VM management in Linux environments. Learn more about the configuration and use of this open source API. Continue Reading
If you have the right type of environment, SLES can be used as a platform for Xen, but you need to understand the installation pattern and DIY configuration. Continue Reading
Apache Mesos has become popular with major enterprises for its ability to scale linearly, reduce wasteful resource consumption and abstract storage, CPU and memory. Continue Reading
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A remote code execution vulnerability in Apache Struts 2 affected four VMware products. Keeping a VMware environment secure goes beyond basic features and tools. Continue Reading
Virtualization expert Sander Van Vugt offers tips to simplify the process of adding a second software bridge to your KVM environment to run VMs in an isolated SDN. Continue Reading
Managing KVM virtual environments with virt-manager can be a pain if you want virtual machines to be accessed by end users instead of root users. Here's how to make it happen. Continue Reading