Red Hat Virtualization is Red Hats flagship server and workstation virtualization platform. It consists of the smart management product RHV-M (Red Hat Virtualization Manager) that can manage both RHV-H (Red Hat Virtualization Host), a purpose built image for easy management, and RHEL-H (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hypervisor). Both hosts types contain KVM based virtualization capabilities. All listed features apply to both RHV-H and RHEL host - unless stated otherwise.
RHV is a complete virtualization management solution for virtualized servers and workstations that aims to provide performance advantages, competitive pricing and a trusted, stable environment. It is built to work best with Linux mission critical and high proformance workloads on x86 and Power architectures. It can also run Windows guests and is Microsoft SVVP (Server Virtualization Validation Program) certified. RHV is co-engineered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and inherits its characteristics of reliability, performance, security and scalability
RHV is derived from oVirt, the community open virtualization management project and is a strategic virtualization alternative to proprietary virtualization platforms. Red Hat Virtualization is also integrated with OpenStack for a smooth transition into Private and Public clouds.
With Red Hat Virtualization, you can:
* Take advantage of existing people skills and investment.
* Decrease TCO and accelerate ROI.
* Automate time-consuming and complicated manual tasks.
* Standardize storage (tech-preview), infrastructure, and networking services on OpenStack .