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OpenVZ software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

From:  "Glenn Rossman" <glenn-AT-bakercg.com>
To:  <lwn-AT-lwn.net>
Subject:  OpenVZ software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Date:  Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:15:14 -0400


OpenVZ Software Available Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 

HERNDON, Va., March 14, 2007 -- The OpenVZ project (http://openvz.org
<http://openvz.org/> ) today announced availability of its operating system
(OS) server virtualization software for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 (RHEL5) kernel.

"This provides a great base with solid device support and code stability,
which we will use as the basis for future OpenVZ software," said Kir
Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "We continue to keep in step with
the latest Linux releases to serve users in the open source community."

The RHEL5 kernel is a modified 2.6.18 kernel, with improvements in the
following areas:

- driver support and bug fixes, including SATA, SCSI, Ethernet, Infiniband,
wireless;

- core subsystem bug fixes and improvements, such as networking, file
systems, memory management.

The new OpenVZ kernel software can be downloaded here,
http://openvz.org/download/kernel/rhel5.
<http://openvz.org/download/kernel/devel/>
<http://openvz.org/download/kernel/devel/>
<http://openvz.org/download/kernel/devel/>
<http://openvz.org/download/kernel/devel/>
<http://openvz.org/download/kernel/devel/>
<http://openvz.org/download/kernel/devel/> Also, users can access helpful
installation instructions from the OpenVZ wiki,
http://wiki.openvz.org/Quick_installation. The site serves as a forum to
gain and share knowledge about OpenVZ and includes documentation and a
knowledge base with helpful advice.

The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users,
promoting operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community
effort. Supported by SWsoft, the OpenVZ project serves the needs of the
community developers, testers, documentation experts, and other technology
enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology
development process. OpenVZ is open source software that is used as the
basis for the SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization software product.


About OpenVZ

OpenVZ is operating system server virtualization software technology, built
on Linux, which creates multiple isolated, secure virtual environments on a
single physical server - enabling greater server utilization and superior
availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure
that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.

With the power of today's processors, hardware is often under utilized. With
virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many
small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more
efficiently.

OpenVZ software comes with user tools that help automate management of
virtual servers. With its unique architecture that uses a single operating
system instance, the virtual servers perform and execute like independent
servers with their own memory, configuration files, users and applications.
Each can be re-booted independently. Using template-based application
deployment provides a simple way to get new virtual servers up and running
in minutes and OpenVZ can run several times more virtual servers per CPU
than other virtualization technologies. Also, the OpenVZ project maintains a
blog site discussing virtualization technology, which can be accessed here,
http://blog.openvz.org <http://blog.openvz.org/> .

 

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Glenn Rossman | Baker Communications Group, LLC | 914-419-8855 |
<mailto:glenn@bakercg.com> glenn@bakercg.com


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