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Red Hat builds gutsy, green virtualization machine

Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen | Jan. 24, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 is a gutsy, green upgrade that features native support for KVM

5. RHEL6 plays now on ESXi and therefore VMware's vCloud. RedHat includes a new tool, virt-v2v which allows importation of Xen, ESX, or other KVM virtual machines. Unfortunately, it can't be done livejust from disk images.

Conclusion

Red Hat 6 is a maturation of concepts found in prior editions, but with a decided emphasis on directory services integration and security components. It's neither radical nor destabilizing, but it does put Red Hat at the forefront of sponsoring the KVM hypervisor infrastructure. While there are pockets of excitement, there are many smaller components that have been revised to give Red Hat 6 an incremental feel, and one we think is solid.

 

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