We’re excited to announce that Red Hat Virtualization 4.4, the latest update to our mature and trusted virtualization solution for traditional virtual machine (VM)-based workloads, will be generally available this week. As the established virtualization landscape shifts towards cloud-native technologies, Red Hat Virtualization has continued to provide the ability for businesses to deploy, configure and manage traditional workloads. With this latest release, Red Hat Virtualization is now rebased to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 and offers a more seamless integration with Red Hat OpenShift, providing a solution that can launch the next-generation of cloud-native applications while providing a foundation for VMs today.
From traditional to cloud-native, virtualization here and now
Red Hat is uniquely positioned to provide virtualization solutions for both traditional and containerized applications. With Red Hat Virtualization, we remain committed to providing customers robust and stable datacenter virtualization based upon KVM.
Based on RHEL 8.2, Red Hat Virtualization 4.4 inherits all of the stability, performance and security improvements that you trust for your most business critical workloads while adding new capabilities that make it even easier to manage a large virtual environment. We’ve also improved observability with new dashboards for the Data Warehouse (DWH) showing performance and capacity of all your critical inventory. This leads to actionable results with unique analysis and trends of which workloads need attention, and when you need to add more hardware. Other improvements for virtualization admin include easier network configuration with NetworkManager.
Additionally, we’ve recently announced virtualization for the cloud-native era with Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization, a core capability of OpenShift designed to help organizations break down application barriers between traditional and cloud-native infrastructure and extend control over those distributed resources. Red Hat Virtualization 4.4 can now manage virtual machines in OpenShift through OpenShift Virtualization, helping customers modernize their deployments on a Kubernetes-first platform. With the addition of full stack automation in Red Hat OpenShift 4.5, it is even easier to deploy an OpenShift cluster on existing Red Hat Virtualization 4.4 infrastructure.
About the author
Peter is a product manager in Cloud Platforms, focused on virtualization. He has been in high tech for storage, virtualization, databases, and hyperconverged solutions for longer than he cares to admit.