It's been a while since I last touched Red Hat Virtualization (now without the 'E'!). Once thing that picked my eye in this review is the fact that Hyperconvergence is now a thing and will be supported very soon.
The idea behind this is providing ROBOs (remote offices / branch offices) a low-complexity solution to support their computing requirements without investing in difficult to manage technology. But enough with the buzzwords, the technical details are:
- Virtualization technology provided by Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1 .
- Software-defined Storage technology provided by GlusterFS .
- Automathed installation via the Cockpit software.
The plan is to support up to 3 pods (3, 6 and 9 hosts) configurations (remember this is a ROBO product). As with all beta software, this is subject to change in the final product so keep an eye on the Release Notes.
Here are a few links that will bring further info if this sounds interesting to you:
- Red Hat Virtualization: Bridging the Gap with the Cloud and Hyperconverged Infrastructure
- Deploying Red Hat's Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)
- BETA: Deploying Red Hat's Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) for virtual workloads with RHV 4.1 and RHGS 3.2