OpenNebula Adds Hyper-V Support

We are really excited to announce that we are working with Microsoft on cloud computing innovation utilizing the Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor. Microsoft is providing support and technical guidance to OpenNebula open-source project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors. Hyper-V adoption is rising fast and its support to build OpenNebula clouds is highly demanded by our community. The results of this collaboration will be incorporated into the OpenNebula distribution and so available freely to the public.

We started the work in July and are planning to have a first prototype of the integration in mid October. The new components will be released under the Apache license as a new OpenNebula ecosystem project. In order to provide the greater flexibility, the integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Disk images will be managed using a shared storage server (e.g. SAN) and standard POSIX calls from the OpenNebula server. OpenNebula will additionally leverage the networking management functionality provided by Hyper-V. The integration will not require the installation of new services in the nodes, making quite simple and rapid to build an OpenNebula cloud on existing Hyper-V deployments.

This collaboration consolidates OpenNebula’s position as a fully open-source interoperable and innovative solution for the management of virtualized data centers to enable private, public and hybrid clouds. OpenNebula interoperability makes cloud an evolution by offering common cloud standards and interfaces, leveraging existing IT infrastructure, protecting existing investments, and avoiding vendor lock-in. OpenNebula is used by many research projects as a powerful tool for innovation and interoperability, and by thousands of organizations to build large-scale production clouds using KVM, Xen and VMware. Microsoft’s Windows Server with Hyper-V platform is growing in the enterprise space and this collaboration with Microsoft will extend the list of supported hypervisors to include Hyper-V to give customers a great choice of enterprise ready virtualization platforms.

This is excellent news for the community!. You can visit the Openness@Microsoft blog for additional information. Stay tuned, the first release will be available in few weeks.

25 replies

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] cloud projects like OpenStack” target=”_blank”>OpenStack — and now OpenNebula,” Gupta said in a blog post. This entry was posted in Blog and tagged interop, […]

  2. […] Hyper-V support added to OpenNebula management environment. It’s about time we started seeing this, I was getting a little bored talking about the new cross platform management environments and not seeing Hyper-V among the list of supported systems! We are expecting to see support appearing in October of this year and this is very good for everyone as it provides some comfort for those orgs with other hypervisors in use who may have some reticence in having another management system to look after or integrate. IT could also help with migration scenarios where longer timelines for coexistence could be required. There’s a post on the OpeNebula blog about this: http://opennebula.org/?p=1991 […]

  3. […] of the new plug-ins to build clouds on Microsoft Hyper-V. This new prototype, first result of its collaboration in cloud computing innovation and interoperability with Microsoft, allows users to build and manage OpenNebula clouds on a Hyper-V based virtualization platform. […]

  4. […] of the new plug-ins to build clouds on Microsoft Hyper-V. This new prototype, first result of its collaboration in cloud computing innovation and interoperability with Microsoft, allows users to build and manage OpenNebula clouds on a Hyper-V based virtualization platform. The […]

  5. […] project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  6. […] Mais novidades sobre o comprometimento da Microsoft com a interoperabilidade na nuvem: Sandy Gupta, gerente geral do Grupo de Soluções Abertas da Microsoft, anunciou que o Windows Server Hyper-V agora é um hypervisor oficialmente suportado pelo OpenNebula. […]

  7. […] Hyper-V support added to OpenNebula management environment. It’s about time we started seeing this, I was getting a little bored talking about the new cross platform management environments and not seeing Hyper-V among the list of supported systems! We are expecting to see support appearing in October of this year and this is very good for everyone as it provides some comfort for those orgs with other hypervisors in use who may have some reticence in having another management system to look after or integrate. IT could also help with migration scenarios where longer timelines for coexistence could be required. There’s a post on the OpenNebula blog about this: http://opennebula.org/?p=1991 […]

  8. […] ad inserire il proprio hypervisor nella lista di quelli supportati ufficialmente. Sul blog di OpenNebula, è apparso un post che chiarisce che l’integrazione dell’hypervisor di casa Microsoft […]

  9. […] on Windows Server Hyper-V, as well as emerging open source cloud projects like OpenStack — and now OpenNebula," Gupta said in a blog […]

  10. […] HomeEmail Blog AuthorOpenStack — and now OpenNebula," Gupta said in a blog […]

  11. […] HomeEmail Blog AuthorAboutOpenStack — and now OpenNebula," Gupta said in a blog […]

  12. […] project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  13. […] project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  14. […] open-source project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  15. […] open-source project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  16. […] open-source project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  17. […] open-source project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  18. […] project to add and maintain Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors,” Llorente writes. “The integration will support both variants of Hyper-V, namely in Windows Server 2008 and […]

  19. […] said here: “The integration will not require the installation of new services in the nodes, making […]

  20. […] used by “thousands of organizations” to support large-scale clouds, according to an OpenNebula blog post. Various hypervisors are upheld by OpenNebula, including VMware’s hypervisors, Citrix’s […]

  21. […] used by “thousands of organizations” to support large-scale clouds, according to an OpenNebula blog post. Various hypervisors are upheld by OpenNebula, including VMware’s hypervisors, Citrix’s […]

  22. […] 1000V virtual switches and VMFex virtual machine fabric extender products.On the open source front, OpenNebula, citing rapid adoption of Hyper-V, last week said it too will support Microsoft server […]

  23. […] the open source front, OpenNebula, citing rapid adoption of Hyper-V, last week said it too will support Microsoft server […]

  24. […] has just announced that they are working with Microsoft on cloud computing innovation utilizing the Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor. Microsoft is supporting the creation of OpenNebula […]

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


9 − three =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>