Red Hat Enterprise Linux Improves Virtualization

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Nov 12, 2010

As reported on Ars Technica, Red Hat has released a new version of its flagship server platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The company claims that its platform is ready to deploy and will work consistently regardless of whether the target environment is a hypervisor, bare metal, or the cloud. RHEL 6 can power new servers with 64 processor cores and 2TB of memory and can support a theoretical maximum of 16TB of physical memory. The operating system automatically puts unused cores into a low-power state until they are needed, thus conserving valuable energy and reducing power costs.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 improves scalability and virtualization.

"Red Hat's acquisition of virtualization company Qumranet in 2008 led to significant changes in the RHEL virtualization stack. Red Hat has transitioned its customers away from Xen in favor of KVM, a native hypervisor originally developed by Qumranet that is favored in the upstream Linux ecosystem. KVM became the standard virtualization solution in RHEL 5.4 and is now fully integrated in RHEL 6. Red Hat's considerable development investments in KVM have continued to advance RHEL's virtualization capabilities."

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