OpenNebula Systems has just announced the release of vOneCloud 1.2, a virtual appliance for vSphere that transforms an existing VMware vCenter deployment into an automated, self-service private cloud.
vOneCloud 1.2 introduces a number of outstanding features to ease the renewal of vCenter based virtual infrastructures into fully featured private clouds. Among these features, it is worth highlighting:
- Import running VMs. vCenter running Virtual Machines can be now be imported seamlessly in vOneCloud without powering them off and hence without any downtime!
- Support for vCenter Networks. vCenter Networks and Distributed vSwitches can now be imported into vOneCloud, and then used in VM Templates to define network interfaces in vCenter virtual machines attached to these Networks and Distributed vSwitches
- Attach/Detach network interfaces. Virtual Machines can now dynamically (ie, while running) have networks interfaces attached or removed.
- HTTP proxy support. Corporate HTTP proxies are supported now in vOneCloud.
- New Cloud vCenter view. Designed for provision end users with vCenter resources in a simple way through vOneCloud.
The new release also brings new components like the Control Panel, a web interface that eases the configuration of vOneCloud services and enables one click smooth upgrades to newer versions, and the Control Console, a text based wizard to configure the bootstrapping and basic aspects of the appliance.
vOneCloud’s roadmap is strictly based on users feedback, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have feature requests.