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Red Hat Releases Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Private Beta

Red Hat has released the beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, offering the ability to deploy the management server on Linux.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, which supports both server and desktop virtualization, uses a kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) hypervisor for greater performance.

Key features new to this version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 include:

  • Ability to run Enterprise Virtualization Manager as a Java application on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on Red Hat Enteprise Linux;
  • Support for up to 128 logical CPUs and 2 TB of memory for hosts;
  • Support for up to 64 vCPUs and 2 TB of memory for guests;
  • Power user portal for end users to provision virtual machines, define templates, and administer environments;
  • RESTful API to manage and configure Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization programmatically;
  • Multi-level administrative capabilities;
  • Local storage capabilities;
  • Integrated and embedded reporting engine for analysis of historical trends and usage reports; and
  • SPICE WAN optimization and enhanced performance, including dynamic compression and automatic tuning of desktop effects and color depth, as well as enhanced support for Linux desktops.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is currently in private beta. Further information about Enterprise Virtualization can be found at the company's site.

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