Immerse Yourself in Open IT Infrastructure at Red Hat Summit

Every year, Red Hat brings customers, partners, and some of the most knowledgeable Red Hatters to our annual event – Red Hat Summit. Next week in San Francisco, May 8-10, we expect thousands of people to join us to learn more about the latest technology trends and our product portfolio, to participate in various sessions, panels and labs, and to take part in numerous fun activities.

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Red Hat Virtualization, Meltdown, and Spectre

In the last several weeks, many of you have likely heard about the new security threat that involves the ability to exploit common features of modern CPUs. These attacks, known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre” can impact both bare metal and virtual servers. Red Hat Virtualization has added the “IBRS Family” of CPUs to the supported Cluster CPU type as a means to help protect against the IPRS and IBPM attacks that would result in guest attacks.

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Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Beta 2 Available

We are pleased to announce the Beta 2 release of Red Hat Virtualization 4.2, the latest version of our Red Hat Virtualization platform. This follows the release of the Beta 1 on January 4 of this year, as we push closer to the public release of Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 in a few months.

While we covered many of the new features in the previous announcement, we would like to call attention to one of them as well as highlight another, specifically to involve the community in the feature testing:

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Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Beta is Live!

We are pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4.2, the latest version of our Red Hat Virtualization platform. Sixteen months into its lifecycle, Red Hat Virtualization continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions.

The beta release of Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 includes a number of new and updated features to help organizations streamline and automate operations, improve the virtualization administrator experience, and mitigate risk in the environment.

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Building a Custom Boot ISO for Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor

When deploying Red Hat Virtualization with as much automation as possible, building a custom boot ISO can be a useful tool. While the default installer for the Red Hat Virtualization Host (RHVH) is easy enough, sometimes, it pays to trim down the process. Augmenting the default install process for RHVH is pretty straight forward. In the following article I will walk you through the steps and describe the details of the RHVH installer.

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Automate your RHV Configuration with Ansible

As many of you are aware, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) provides ways to access its functionality via REST APIs or SDKs (Python, Java, Ruby), and recently Ansible has also joined this growing list.

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 and later now includes support for the Ansible automation tool. Ansible can be used to configure systems, deploy software, and perform rolling updates. Ansible provides modules that allow you to

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Segregating RHV Networks for the Slightly Paranoid

I recently had the pleasure of linking up with one of my favorite Red Hat colleagues (David “Pinky” Pinkerton) from Australia while we were both in Southeast Asia for a Red Hat event. We both have a propensity for KVM and Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) in particular, and he brought up a fantastic topic – truly segregated networks to support other security requirements. The reason came up because he had a “high security” client that needed to keep different traffic types separated within RHV, as the VMs were used to scan live malware. And that is why I made the comment about the (justifiably) paranoid.

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HPE and Red Hat Virtualization: Speed is Good. Speed is right. Speed works.

We’re proud to announce that one of our partners, HPE, posted results to the SPECvirt_sc2013 benchmark that affirms the leadership position for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) and the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server. RHEL with KVM has held several performance records for 2, 4, and 8 socket results over the last few years and as of August 17, 2017, RHV now holds the 2 socket record.

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When to Deploy OpenShift Container Platform on Red Hat Virtualization

Let’s imagine you’ve had many meetings, internal deliberations, workshops, and decided to  put your “Continuous Integration/Continuous Development” environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP). You’ve defined a problem, a strategy, and a solution. It’s now time to decide where in your datacenter to deploy it.

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Time to Upgrade to Red Hat Virtualization 4

It has been over five years since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0. In just under 3 months (September 30) it will hit the end of it’s support lifecycle, and we will retire the 3.x version. At that same time, Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 will have been out for 13 months, and 4.1 for 5 months.

If you have not yet started the upgrade plan and process from version 3 to version 4, now is the time.

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