Red Hat Virtualization to get Hyperconvergence (HCI) support

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.

RHV Pod components image

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:

Happy hacking!