New & Notable
Open source virtualization News
December 20, 2013
With the majority of costumers sticking with VMware vSphere, Red Hat has changed its tune with RHEV 3.3.
October 24, 2013
Red Hat released RHEV 3.3 this week, with features comparable to VMware and Microsoft. Does the open source hypervisor stand a chance in the market?
July 19, 2013
Open source virtualization software has improved, and admins want more choice, but VMware and Hyper-V still dominate the market.
June 25, 2013
Citrix is giving away the whole XenServer kit and caboodle in an attempt to win over cloud providers and the businesses they serve.
Open source virtualization Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
You could use Amazon cloud services to offer a virtual classroom, but a simple KVM deployment can give you better performance for a small price. Continue Reading
Docker containers are fast, easy to use and largely free. In terms of performance, they have even been called comparable to KVM. But that doesn't mean Docker containers are right for everyone. Continue Reading
Linux Containers have been around for a while, so how is that technology different from application containerization offered by companies like Docker? Continue Reading
Evaluate Open source virtualization Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Containers and virtual machines both allow you to abstract the workload from the underlying hardware, but there are important differences in the two approaches that need to be taken into account. Continue Reading
QEMU has been an integral part of KVM virtualization for years, but its influence is slowly dwindling. Continue Reading
In RHEV 3.4, there are some small upgrades and new features that will help, but more importantly, the focus on the big picture becomes clearer. Continue Reading
Manage Open source virtualization
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
A simple KVM deployment can get your virtual classroom up and running, but you also need a strategy for managing and restoring VMs after a course ends. Continue Reading
Disabling multicast snooping is sometimes the only way to make sure cluster traffic is handled correctly in a KVM environment. Continue Reading
Containers have a significant following these days, thanks to Docker. Find out how containers can help and what you need to get started. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Open source virtualization Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
Most Linux distributions include everything you need to build a KVM high availability cluster and protect your environment. Continue Reading
Use cgroups to limit the resources a virtual container can consume to prevent oversubscription and contention. Continue Reading
There are two basic ways to create a KVM snapshot, but only one will allow you to take snapshots of a running virtual machine. Continue Reading