VMmanager 5 KVM Documentation

General information

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VMmanager KVM is a virtualization management software, which presents a perfect tool for creating virtual machines, providing VPS hosting services and building cloud infrastructure. 

VMmanager can work with one or multiple physical servers to create virtual machines making it possible to manage a cluster with unlimited number of machines.

The Libvirt library is used for managing the virtualization system. If you encounter problems and cannot find possible causes in VMmanager KVM logs, try locating them in the libvirt logs (/var/log/libvirt) and the system log.

Hosting providers can use VMmanager to provide virtual machines to their clients. Developers, educational institutions, commercial organizations can use VMmanager to divide a physical server into several isolated virtual machines.

Main features


The control panel allows to perform the following functions:

  • create virtual machines;
  • reboot, activate, suspend virtual machines;
  • migrate virtual machines between cluster nodes;
  • install OS on virtual machines;
  • boot virtual machines from ISO-images;
  • generate resource consumption reports.

Characteristics


You can manage many physical servers (cluster nodes) from a single control panel;

When you connect a cluster node, the software applications it needs are installed and configured automatically;

Live migration of virtual machines allows to unload a cluster node;

Analytics and notifications allow to get information about errors.

Other versions


VMmanager OVZ this version allows users to create virtual machines using OpenVZ hypervisor.

VMmanager Cloud this version runs on KVM-virtualization and allows to built a fault-tolerant cluster of virtual machines.

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