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ConVirt 1.0

ConVirt 1.0

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!


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ConVirt 1.0

Posted Apr 6, 2009 13:13 UTC (Mon) by SEJeff (subscriber, #51588) [Link]

Perhaps you should read their documentation and look at their website. Most of your questions would be answered in about 15 minutes :)

In short, convirt is the new name of xenman. It is basicly equivalent to virt-manager and isn't even on the same level as oVirt. Last I remember (0.7 days) they didn't use libvirt and didn't have a good reason. It seemed very NIH. Arsalan and JD (of convirture) came to my employer and wanted us to buy their commercial product. It looks like some good stuff but their secret sauce wasn't quite what we were looking for.

That being said, I think they are doing a great job and convirt 1.0 looks like a fantastic tool. Competition is always healthy.


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