New Beta of Opennode Virtualization


The Opennode software combines KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and OpenVZ technology in virtualization.


The second beta version of Opennode 1.0 gives the user an updated OpenVZ kernel and a new KVM stack. Furthermore, with the new beta come some functionality enhancements and bugfixes.


Opennode is based on CentOS 5 with Linux kernel 2.6.18 provided by the OpenVZ project, which has been modified so that it supports OpenVZ as well as Linux KVM virtualization. Opennode uses Fedora's Func as central management of the virtual node, which represents a kind of remote shell for distributed server installations. Opennode's own command line tool lets the user download, for example, templates for virtual machines. Opennode only runs on 64-bit architectures with VT or AMD-V hardware support.

The ISO images for Opennode are hosted on the project's Sourceforge page.



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