This new release of the appliance, based on OpenNebula 5.4.0 Medusa has achieved vCenter full integration and comes with these new exciting features:
- Enhanced storage management, vOneCloud is fully aware of all VMs disks. Non-persistent images and volatiles disks are now supported.
- Storage quotas and datastore capacity check, never run out of capacity correctly dimensioning the available datastores and the storage quotas given to end users
- Balance storage load of VMs across datastores automatically without the need of Storage DRS
- Linked clone support, add support for linked clone for VMs at the time of importing a VM Template
- Disk resize capabilities, resize the capacity of a VM disk at boot time or when the VM is in poweroff
- Save disk functionality, register any VM disk as an image for later use in VMs, either directly from a VM Template or through the disk attach operation
- Save as Template functionality, save any VM as a VM Templat at any point during its lifecycle
- Folder management, define in which vCenter folder you want your VMs into, on a VM to VM basis.
- Network creation support, a new vCenter network model is available in virtual network definition, standard and different port groups and vSwitches can be created from within OpenNebula. VLAN IDs, MTUs and number of ports can be specified when a port group is created.
- Full storage and networking support in imported VM Templates, images and networks representing disks and network interfaces are created for VM templates and folder placement features.
- Improved CDROM management, now a new CDROM drive is added to the VM if not present when an ISO image is attached
- Imported VMs improvements, with the possibility of adding VNC to any imported VM.
- Removed naming limitations, vCenter cluster and datastore names with spaces are now supported
- Improved performance, up to two orders of magnitude of speedup in monitoring and import times, as well as less error prone synchronous calls to vCenter
- Faster VM deployment, with up to 10 VM spinning up simultaneously per cluster
- User input sorting, to ask information in the correct order to end users (for instance, username before password), and also new types (lists, booleans, etc)
- Improved naming conventions, to allow importing resources with the same name in different vCenter locations
- Numerous web interface enchancements, like automatic estimation of VM cost through the Showback mechanism, better VM information display in Cloud View, image upload resume option, improved user and group management dialogs and many more.
- Better audit trail, now the history records of VMs includes the UID of the user that perfomed the action
The above features and components add to the already present ability to expose a multi-tenant cloud-like provisioning layer through the use of virtual data centers and self-service portal. vOneCloud seamlessly integrates with running vCenter virtualised infrastructures, leveraging advanced features such as vMotion, HA or DRS scheduling provided by the VMware vSphere product family. If you are building a large-scale cloud, are interested in the federation of multiple cloud instances, hybrid deployments, or want to integrate with third party components, customize the product or manage open source hypervisors, we recommend an installation of OpenNebula.
vOneCloud is zero intrusive (although it fully manages the life cycle of VMs), try it out without the need to commit to it. If you don’t like it (as strange at that may be!) you can just remove the appliance.
OpenNebula Systems will run a booth at VMworld 2017 US in Las Vegas on August 27-31 and VMworld 2017 EU in Barcelona on September 11-14 where they will demo the new version.