Monday Dec 10, 2007

OpenxVM Ops Center launches first project

OpenxVM launched it's first open source project today!  It is the first of a number of projects that the team at Sun will be launching to build a community around virtualization.  There are a number of existing projects already, most notably the work done by Open Solaris and the works derived from the Xen community here or the work done on LDOMS in Open Solaris here.  This is the first project in the community geared towards the management of the physical and virtual assets. 

The project is Sun's first project under GPL v3 and a number of roles are available for members who want to participate.  The project offers several pre-built binaries that will support work on Solaris x86, Solaris SPARC and Linux x86 platforms.   

We have too many agents consuming resources on servers today.  What if we could minimize the number and have one that provided all of the information or functionality we needed to manage physical and virtual assets.

 Take action: 

  • Get more information on the project here
  • Get involved here

A number of influential people are talking about ideas of things to come.  You should add these to your favorite reader and monitor our progress.

 

More information to come on the Common Agent Container. 

Friday Sep 28, 2007

Virtualization and N1SM are Ecofriendly

How can IT stop global warming?  I came across a great example this afternoon while looking over some of the great news about Sun's accomplishments this quarter.  Sun in partnership with VMware helped a large British Utility company consolidate their IT infrastructure and in the process save 229 kilowatts and 1,000 BTU per hours.  

You can read the entire write up here. 

One of the other aspects of the solution that is interesting is they are using N1 System Manager to provision and monitor the environment.  It has power management features and monitoring information about power consumption.

 You can get more information about the product here.


 


 

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