Posted Apr 3, 2009 8:21 UTC (Fri) by job (guest, #670)
Parent article: ConVirt 1.0
Here's a list of things that would be interesting to know about a new virtualization management tool:
How does it compare to oVirt/virt-manager/xenman? To VMware VI? Is it built on libvirt? Why/why not? What design considerations went into it? How does it authenticate? What kind of provisioning does it do? Can you script it? Does it come with any kind of monitoring, and can it hook into other monitoring systems? What kinds of guests can be managed? Their respective patch levels? Their drivers? Does it have physical-to-virtual migration tools?
Virtualization is a pretty mature technology now. Microsoft does it, and VMware has done it for a long time. The management tools is where there is competition. A view of the landscape of these tools would be a very interesting idea for a future feature article!