ConVirt: the New Tool in Your Virtual Toolbox

ConVirt is an open-source tool capable of managing multiple types of hypervisors including Xen, KVM and now VMware from a single pane of glass. When evaluating ConVirt for your needs, it is best to think of it as a front end to the native tools of the hypervisors that provides extended features not available in a standalone hypervisor. Although there is some overlap with virt-manager, ConVirt adds an additional level of enterprise manageability. ConVirt is currently offered in three tiers: Open Source, Enterprise and Enterprise Cloud. This article focuses on the open-source version.