Release: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 4.0 Beta

Today Red Hat released in beta version 4.0 of its KVM-based virtualization platform Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV).

As a major release RHEV 4.0 ships a wide series of enhancements including:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 7.2 Support: Supporting all the latest RHEL technologies such: JBoss EAP 7, Java OpenJDK 8 and Postgresql 9.2
  • RHEL 7 as host OS: This new host offers a better hardware support and also behaves more  like an appliance enabling simplified operations, easy packages & third party driver updates. The host ships with a new common installer for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization hypervisor (RHEV-H) called Anaconda and a web-based administration tool for RHEV-H called Cockpit
  • RHEL Atomic Host as guest OS: Administrators can now obtain information like a list of running containers on the Virtual Atomic instances

Other capabilities include: a new system dashboard, fine tuning for migration policies, updated virtual machines tagging, open APIs to support 3rd party network providers and the support for Neutron in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.