Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager delivers a centralized management system to administer and control all aspects of a virtualized infrastructure from host and guest management through to storage management and high availability.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) Manager provides a rich user interface that allows an administrator to manage their virtual infrastructure from a web browser allowing even the most advanced configurations such as network bonding and VLANs to be centrally managed from a graphical console.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager continually monitors the physical host systems. In the event of a hardware failure any virtual machine configured to be "highly available" will be restarted on another host in the cluster. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization high availability will automatically restart virtual machines with no user intervention required. Within a matter of seconds the virtual machine has been restarted and the administrator has received an alert.
Maintenance manager automates the tasks required to begin hardware maintenance on a physical host. When maintenance mode is selected for a given host, maintenance manager will automatically relocate virtual machines from that host to other host in the cluster. If the physical host is equipped with a supported out-of-band management interface, then the host can be remotely powered on, off or reset. After maintenance has been completed the administrator can "activate" the host and it will rejoin the cluster.
The system scheduler manages the allocation of physical resources within the virtual data center. The system scheduler continually monitors the utilization of host systems and virtual machines, dynamically managing the placement of virtual machines within the data center based on policies defined by the system administrator.
Power saver extends the system scheduler to add policies to reduce power consumption by consolidating more virtual machines onto a smaller number of physical hosts. Since most organizations size their infrastructure to cope with their peak capacity requirements, during off peak hours, such as nights and weekends the extra physical capacity is consuming expensive physical resources such as power and cooling. The administrator configures the minimum service level at which the power saver policy is triggered.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization image manager includes a powerful set of features for creating and managing virtual machine images. This interface does not rely on static tags that must be manually set by an administrator instead RHEV manager will dynamically query each object in the data center for their current status. Every element in the data center can be queried including hosts, virtual machines, users, events in the log and storage. These filters can be bookmarked to be accessed quickly from both the user interface or via the command line scripting interface.
Search driven user interfaceProduct Highlights
High scalable management interface allowing thousands of virtual machines to be managed from a single management platform. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager has a search driven user interface that allows an administrator to dynamically filter objects in the data center based on their configuration or current status.
- Virtual machines automatically restart on another host in the case of host failure
- During off-peak hours, concentrates virtual machines on fewer physical hosts to reduce power consumption on unused hosts
- Perform maintenance on hosts without guest downtime, and upgrade hypervisors directly from management system
- Use snapshots to create point-in-time image of virtual machines
- Real time monitoring of virtual machines, host systems and storage
- Role based access control allowing fine grained access control and the creation of customized roles and responsibilities
- Thin provisioning for improved storage utilization
- API for command line management and automation
- Manage large virtual infrastructure with scalable management platform including
- Centralized host management manages all aspects