Red Hat releases version 4.4 of Red Hat Virtualization, its virtual machine management tool (VMs). The update should make it easier for companies to boost their VMs and their hybrid cloud strategy.
Red Hat Virtualization is a tool that allows administrators to manage large VM environments. It runs on the enterprise Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system. The purpose of the VM tool is to provide an alternative to VMware vSphere.
Version 4.4 adds support for RHEL 8.2. This includes performance improvements and monitoring functionality to identify security and reliability issues. Users of Red Hat Virtualization can take advantage of this by upgrading the underlying RHEL OS to the latest version when they install the tool in their environments.
Integration with Red Hat OpenShift
In addition, version 4.4 now has an integration with the Kubernetes orchestration platform Red Hat OpenShift. A new integration allows administrators to use OpenShift to centrally manage containers and traditional Red Hat Virtualization-driven applications. This centralized management should make daily work easier. Thus, it provides the same functionality as the dominant VMware vSphere, according to Red Hat.
In addition, the latest version of Red Hat Virtualization includes an additional monitoring kit. New dashboards have been developed to provide insight into the Data Warehouse (DWH) environment in terms of performance and capacity of all critical applications and data. This subsequently provides more analytical data with regards to which workloads need attention and when new hardware needs to be added.