SUSE Hypervisor Support
Virtualization is key to increased performance and efficiency in your data center. SUSE was first to deliver the leading open source hypervisors Xen and KVM as an enterprise solution part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Now, SUSE is first to deliver Xen and KVM in OpenStack. SUSE Linux Enterprise with Xen or KVM acts as a virtualization host server (VHS) that supports virtual machine (VM) guests with its own guest operating systems. The SUSE VM guest architecture consists of a hypervisor and management components that constitute the VHS, which runs many application-hosting VM guests.
With these Hypervisors, SUSE Linux Enterprise can be used to provision, de-provision, install, monitor and manage multiple virtual machines (VM Guests) on a single physical system. Out of the box, SUSE Linux Enterprise can create virtual machines running both modified, highly tuned, paravirtualized operating systems and fully virtualized unmodified operating systems.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is optimized to function as a performance-tuned guest OS on other third-party hypervisors, such as VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V. SUSE has partnered with Microsoft to develop a shim (or hypercall adapter) that translates Xen-specific calls from the paravirtualized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server kernel into Hyper-V compatible calls. This allows SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 to run as a paravirtualized guest.
Since 2012, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has included commercial support for Linux Containers—for highly efficient, low-overhead OS virtualization. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 improves the manageability of Linux Containers with better integration into the common virtualization framework (libvirt). As a result, you can manage hypervisors (Xen, KVM) and Linux Containers using the same tools and integrate them into business processes equally. The libvirt interface also helps integrate Linux Containers into higher level frameworks, such as the OpenStack-based SUSE OpenStack Cloud.
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