Red Hat has released version 3.1 of its Enterprise Virtualization product. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) is Red Hats virtualization platform based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. Version 3.1 is the follow-up of version 3.0 which was released in January 2012.
Version 3.1 adds the following new features (among others):
- Support for up to 160 logical CPUs per VM
- Support for up to 2 TB of memory per VM
- Support for the latest x86 processors
- Improved cross-platform web administration portal
- Updated reporting dashboard
- New network capabilities, including hot plugging and unplugging of vNICs, bridge-less network support, port mirroring, configurable MTU.
- Enhanced disk storage
- Technology preview of Storage Live Migration
- Enhanced per user portal with resource quota functionality
- New virtual desktop auto start policy
- Improved WAN optimizations
- Improved Virtual Desktop Client
- Localized Administration portal including English, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Japanese
- Integration with Red Hat Storage (containing the GlusterFS technology)
- Linux Command Line Interface using REST API
- Python SDK using the REST API
More information can be found in the release notes.