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Ganeti

Ganeti

Ganeti is an open source cluster virtual server management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source.

Ganeti is written in Python and Haskell.

 Ganeti 2.11.5

Price
Free to download

Size
3.9MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Google, Inc.

Website
code.google.com/p/ganeti

System Requirements
Xen 3.0 or higher (if running Xen)
KVM 72 or higher (if running KVM)
DRBD
RBD
LVM2
OpenSSH
bridge utilities
iproute2
arping
ndisc6
Python 2.4 or higher
Python OpenSSL bindings
simplejson Python module
pyparsing 1.4.6 or higher
pyinotify
PycURL
socat
Paramiko
affinity
qemu-img
fping
Python IP address manipulation library
Bitarray Python library

Support:
Documentation, Wiki

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Support for Xen virtualization:
    • Support for PVM and HVM instances
    • Live migration support
    • Virtual console (on PVM) or VNC (on HVM) to control instances
    • Support for virtio or emulated devices
  • Support for KVM virtualization: (from Ganeti 2.0)
    • Live migration support
    • Support for fully virtualized instances
    • Support for semi-virtualized instances (kernel residing on the host)
    • Support for VNC or serial access
    • Support for virtio or emulated devices
  • Recommended cluster size 1-40 physical nodes
  • Disk management:
    • Plain LVM volumes
    • Files (from Ganeti 2.0)
    • across-the-network raid1 (using DRBD) for quick recovery in case of physical system failure
  • Instance disk partitioning supported from Ganeti 2.0
  • Export/import mechanism for backup purposes or migration between clusters, or
  • Automated instance migration across clusters

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