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openQRM project to support Xen, VMware, QEMU and VServer virtualisation

Qlusters, a provider of open source datacentre management and automation software for physical and virtualised environments, has announced openQRM plug-in support for the Xen, VMware, QEMU and Linux VServer projects.

openQRM sees use managing enterprise datacentre virtual environments and for datacentre automation. openQRM has an open plug-in architecture that enables integration with existing datacentre applications. Each plug-in uses openQRM’s advanced virtualisation layer and provides a method for IT administrators to start applications either on a physical server or virtual environment without having to reconfigure file system images.

"As companies increasingly rely on virtualisation solutions to achieve optimal utilisation of their datacentre operations, it is important that they easily integrate within their systems management solutions," comments William Hurley, CTO of Qlusters. 

"openQRM can integrate VMware, Xen, QEMU and Linux VServer into a single open source systems management platform. As a result, the integration of these technologies creates a powerful open source solution for organisations looking to automate their physical and virtualised environments."

To support each virtualisation technology, the openQRM platform comes pre-configured with a generic, logical layer called the partition engine. This partition engine provides a virtualised server resource that is used in the same way as a physical system with no configuration changes required on the application’s file system images.

Plug-ins for each specific virtualisation solution can then be added into the partition engine to support the creation, management and administration of any type of server under management.


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