Parallels has released the latest version of their industry leading virtualization technology. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux version 4.7 provides many significant new features and strengthens Service Provider’s ability to deliver profitable cloud services. This product release is based on a new kernel based on the latest Red Hat Linux 6 kernel and brings PVC for Linux up to the latest enterprise distributions. In addition we have added a new memory management scheme and full support for IPv6.
The release comes with a new kernel based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) kernel. This kernel provides a number of improvements, including better performance, optimized process handling, better memory addressability, enhanced resource control and stability.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS6 support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS6 are supported as both the Host and Guest operating system. You can now install the release on servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or CentOS6and use this operating system for creating new Containers.
New memory management scheme
This release introduces a new scheme for managing memory-related parameters in Containers—VSwap. Like many other memory management schemes used on standalone Linux computers, this scheme is based on two main parameters: RAM and swap.
This release provides full support for using IPv6 addresses with Containers, including IPv6 support by Parallels Virtual Automation.
For more information or to request a trial version please visit us at http://www.parallels.com/products/pvcl/