Red Hat launches its Enterprise Linux 5.1 beta program

Red Hat officially launched publi beta program for RHEL 5.1, introducing some notable l improvements in virtualization area:

  • Support for virtualization on Itanium2 architectures (both para-virtualized and fully-virtualized guests)
  • Support fro 32bit fully virtualized guests on AMD and Intel 64bit architectures
  • Support for hot-migration of fully-virtualized guests

Red Hat didn’t include new 0.200.0 build of its Virtual Machine Manager, the (still inadequate) solution for enterprise management of virtualization hosts.

Note that Red Hat is still omitting to mention Xen, which is used as virtualization engine, for unclear reasons.

Beta release of RHEL 5.1 is only available to the subscribers of Red Hat Networks.