Red Hat Virtualization

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Red Hat Virtualization
Developer(s)Red Hat, Inc.
Initial releaseNovember 3, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-11-03)[1]
Stable release
4.4 / August 4, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-08-04)
Written inJava, JSP

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) formerly known as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, is an x86 virtualization product developed by Red Hat,[2] and is based on the KVM hypervisor.[3] Red Hat Virtualization uses the SPICE protocol and VDSM (Virtual Desktop Server Manager) with a RHEL-based centralized management server.[4][5] The platform can access user and group information from either an Active Directory or FreeIPA domain which enables it to allocate resources effectively based on permissions.[6] Built for use in enterprise datacenters, RHV can support up to 400 hosts in a single cluster and no upper limit on the total number of hosts it can support.[7] Development of RHV has ceased and as of August 2020 the product is now only receiving maintenance updates, with extended life phase updates provided until 2026.[8] The successor to RHV is Red Hat's OpenShift container platform.[9]


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  6. ^ Martin, Nick (15 May 2018). "Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 updates include UI and DR enhancements". TehcTarget. Retrieved 2022-09-05.
  7. ^ Sullivan, Andrew (2019-05-15). "Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 quick start". Red Hat. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  8. ^ Mann, Tobias. "Ditching VMware over the Broadcom buy? Here are your options". Retrieved 2022-09-05.
  9. ^ Curry, David (2022-09-02). "Red Hat Launches Latest Version of OpenShift Platform Plus". RTInsights. Retrieved 2022-09-05.

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