Release: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1

Red Hat has released version 3.1 of its Enterprise Virtualization product. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) is Red Hats virtualization platform based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. Version 3.1 is the follow-up of version 3.0 which was released in January 2012.

Version 3.1 adds the following new features (among others):

  • Support for up to 160 logical CPUs per VM
  • Support for up to 2 TB of memory per VM
  • Support for the latest x86 processors
  • Improved cross-platform web administration portal
  • Updated reporting dashboard
  • New network capabilities, including hot plugging and unplugging of vNICs, bridge-less network support, port mirroring, configurable MTU.
  • Enhanced disk storage
  • Technology preview of Storage Live Migration
  • Enhanced per user portal with resource quota functionality
  • New virtual desktop auto start policy
  • Improved WAN optimizations
  • Improved Virtual Desktop Client
  • Localized Administration portal including English, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Japanese
  • Integration with Red Hat Storage (containing the GlusterFS technology)
  • Linux Command Line Interface using REST API
  • Python SDK using the REST API

More information can be found in the release notes.