Monday, September 16, 2013

RHEV 3.2 – What’s New


RHEV 3.2 – What’s New

Licensing:
        New ‘Per Socket’ Licensing
        Desktop Virtualization now included in RHEV subscription (no additional cost)

Internationalization:
 

Localization of Web admin portal, user portal, documentation and landing page
Automatically detected from browser preferences
Supports manual selection to override browser default
Framework for 3rd party UI plugins for RHEV Manage
Enables third parties to integrate new features and actions directly into the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management user  interface.
New menu items, panes, and dialog boxes allow users to access the new functionality the same way they use Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization’s native functionality
 

Early examples are: NetApp’s Virtual Storage Console (VSC), Symantec’s Veritas Cluster Server and HP’s Insight Control for Red Hat

** Enterprise Virtualization

Networking
        New top level network management UI
        Network ACLs: Apply Permissions / ACLs on logical networks, new role “NetworkUser”
        Hot Switch: Switch virtual/logical network on running vNic
        Statistics: Enhanced statistic and configuration collection from guest, Report all guest network interfaces, Report IPV6 addresses in addition to IPV4
        Support E1000 nic for Windows VMs (in addition to VirtIO & RTL8139)
        VDSM Hook for hot-plug events

Storage
        Full support for live storage migration (from tech preview in 3.1)
        Support migrating multiple disks from same virtual machine
        Scan storage domain for new (orphaned) images, Import images into storage domain (API only)
        Remove VM without deleting virtual disks

SLA/QoS
        Support host CPU pass through (delivers optimal performance at the expense of migration)
        Ability to define handling of Hyperthreads (count threads as cores)
        Quota in User Portal (all user see breakdown of quota consumption in self service portal)

Operational
        Delete Protection - Allow admin to set ‘do not delete’ on virtual machine, prevents accidental deletion through UI and API

VDI
        UI / API support for Smartcard (CAC & PIV)
        Dynamically change guest resolution by resizing client window
        Ability to configure Configure proxy server for Spice protocol
        Set per-device settings for console (VNC, Spice & RDP)

Platform
        New reports including storage inventory, cloud provider utilization & VDI
        Support for multiple Power Management (fencing) agents per host, Configure proxy selection for Power Management at DC/Cluster level


Reference : 
http://www.virtualizationmatrix.com/2013/07/whats-new-in-rhev-3-2-and-red-hats-cloud-infrastructure-and-what-will-red-hats-niche-be/

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