[CentOS-virt] Proxmox VE 1.0 released today

Wed Oct 29 21:19:34 UTC 2008
Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org>


Since everyone on this list is interested in Linux and virtualization... I just wanted to mention that the Proxmox VE folks just released Proxmox VE 1.0 today.

Proxmox VE site:

Proxmox VE 1.0 Announcement: 

I've mentioned it on this list before wondering if anyone was interested in borrowing some of the software from their project (since it is GPLed) and applying it to CentOS.

What is Proxmox VE?  It is a "bare-metal" Linux distribution based on Debian 4.0r5 that includes a 2.6.24-based kernel that includes support for both KVM (Machine / Hardware Virtualization) and OpenVZ (OS Virtualization).

Proxmox VE includes a really nice, web-based management system that allows for:

1) KVM virtual machine or OpenVZ container creation

2) Live and offline VM / Container migration from one physical host to another, shared storage solution not required

3) VM Image / OS Template management

4) VM / Container monitoring

Possibilities for CentOS:

a) Create "bare-metal" install media for a system based on CentOS

b) Separate out the web-management application into separate software packages that could be installed on existing CentOS systems

c) Separate KVM and OpenVZ so you could run an only-KVM server or an only-OpenVZ server.  This would be very handy on hardware that does not support VT in the CPU.

If virtualization interests you, give Proxmox VE a try and see what you think.  Feel free to email me directly with comments.

Scott Dowdle
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