Convirture Offers Hypervisor Management Tool

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 29, 2010


Convirture has unveiled a management tool for open source hypervisors. As noted in this report on Channel Register, the ConVirt 2.0 Open Source edition is the basic platform that provides basic administration of a Xen or KVM hypervisor using a web interface.


ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise edition adds role-based VM access control for admins.

"By spanning all KVMs and Xens and having lots of bells and whistles like vCenter, Convirture thinks its ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise can be the tool that unites them all. The ConVirt 2.0 Open Source edition is the basic platform, a real product that provides basic administration of a Xen or KVM hypervisor using a web interface that front ends a repository and has an agent-less architecture for managing hypervisors and VMs. The open source version of the tool allows multiple administrators to share responsibility for a pool of servers and has a templating system for provisioning VM images.

"The Enterprise edition of ConVirt 2.0 adds in timetable-based provisioning and decommissioning of VMs based on what people have scheduled in cloudy infrastructure environments, as well as role-based access control for admins and multi-tenant security. (This is the cloudy part of the toolset). The Enterprise edition also has a command line interface, access to programmable APIs, and high availability and disaster recovery overlays for the Xen and KVM hypervisors, resource limiting, a virtual appliance catalog for self-service VM deployment, and alerting and notification features to bug the heck out of admins when they are trying to play Crysis. ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise does scheduled and online backups of VM snapshots and can restore images when something goes awry."

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