||Red Hat Virtualization Manager
|User interface (UI)
||Red Hat Virtualization Manager
||Red Hat Virtualization Manager is a secure, web UI built on Red Hat JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) and Postgres.
|Hypervisor or host
||Red Hat Virtualization Host
||Red Hat Virtualization Host is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and KVM technologies. It can be updated with third-party drivers and software while still retaining a smaller footprint as compared to a full operating system deployment.
|Virtual machine (VM) migration
||Red Hat Virtualization allows users to tune the VM migration policy.
|Highly available (HA) virtual machines
||Red Hat Virtualization also features “resource reservation” at the cluster level, guaranteeing that central processing unit (CPU) and random access memory (RAM) are available in the cluster for designated VMs so that the cluster does not become over-subscribed.
||Cluster scheduler and policies, affinity
||Red Hat Virtualization supports load balancing, power management, VM placement, HA, and policies. These features are available for any cluster, not just specially designated clusters
||ESXi Firewall, VShield Endpoint
||sVirt, SELinux, firewall
||Red Hat Virtualization provides pretuned configuration for SELinux and firewalld, set to protect VMs and hypervisors.
||Red Hat Virtualization also supports
|Role-based access control (RBAC), Active Directory (AD) integration, tiered access
||Red Hat Virtualization has a long list of supported directory services that extend RBAC, including Active Directory and many others.
|Only with vRealize
||Red Hat Ansible Automation® Engine integration included, Red Hat CloudForms® integration available
Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.3 integration is included in Red Hat Virtualization 4.1. CloudForms integration and orchestration is available.
||Via Red Hat Virtualization (standard) or CloudForms (advanced)
||Red Hat Virtualization provides a basic self-service portal for administrators and power users. A highly customizable portal is available via CloudForms.
|Native disaster recovery (DR)
||No—requires storage vendor integration via SRM
||No—requires storage vendor integration via representational state transfer API (REST API).
||Red Hat Virtualization backup and recovery API (REST API) available for custom and third-party use. Native DR solution targeted for Red Hat Virtualization 4.2
||Yes via vSphere Data Protection
||Limited via backup and recovery API
||Red Hat Virtualization backup and recovery API (REST API) available for custom and third-party use.
|API and SDK
||Web services API/ SDK, common information model (CIM), Perl, .NET, JavaTM SDKs
||REST API, Python command line (CLI), Hooks, Java SDK, Python SDK
||Red Hat Virtualization provides a well-published REST API for ease of automation and orchestration as well as SDKs for integration.
||Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor can mark sections of a VM’s RAM as not in use, reallocate the RAM to other VMs, or use the memory for other host processes.
||Photon and Sphere
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
||Red Hat Virtualization has container insight into Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host-based containers by way of the Red Hat Virtualization guest agent.
||Virtual LAN (VLAN) tagging, quality of service (QoS), Bonding, Jumbo Frames
||VLAN tagging, QoS, Bonding, Jumbo Frames, IPv6, virtual network interface controller (vNIC) profiles
||Red Hat Virtualization can streamline network configuration with profiles and tags.
||Neutron integration with Red Hat OpenStack® Platform, native SDN (open virtual network—OVN) in 4.2
||Red Hat Virtualization can integrate with Red Hat OpenStack Neutron services. Open virtual network is targeted for general availability in Red Hat Virtualization 4.2
|Hot add virtual devices
||Disk, virtual central
processing unit (vCPU), memory, network interface controller (NIC)
|Disk, vCPU, memory, NIC
||Red Hat Virtualization supports hot add and hot remove of vCPU, memory, NICs, and disks.
||Network file system (NFS) (v3, v4), storage area network (SAN) (internet small computer system interface—iSCSI, fibre channel over ethernet—FcoE, fibre
||NFS (v3, v4), SAN (iSCSI, FCoE, FC) Red Hat Gluster Storage (NFS, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure), local
||Red Hat Virtualization supports most
modern storage protocols.