Collax V-Family is a management suite based on a 64bit Linux system and KVM to provide server virtualization. It offers solutions for single virtualization hosts, as well as high availability management on two or more nodes, allowing embedded HA storage using DRBD and iSCSI. By using live snapshots, automatic live migration, and incremental backups, the availability of virtual machines is increased tremendously in case of hardware and software maintenance or even hardware failures. Virtual network switches and the protocols GVRP, LLDP, and RSTP help to set up a virtual DMZ.
|Tags||virtualization high availability iSCSI Target SAN NAS DRBD kvm File Sharing Samba NFS Pacemaker QEMU libvirt Clustering/Distributed Networks GUI|
|Licenses||Free trial Proprietary|
|Implementation||Perl C Go AJAX|
Release Notes: This release fixed issues with storage larger than 10TB, a locking timeout when Cluster Share was not writable, resumption of I/O after split brain handling of DRBD devices, live migration of VMs, a problem where removing a Node from a Cluster restarted Cluster Share, a failure to delete the RAM state file after a failed snapshot, and incorrect snapshot dates.
Release Notes: Highly available iSCSI target functionality based on lio-utils and drbd. GUI-managed storage migration for virtual machines between drbd-, image-, iscsi-, and lv-disks. 64 vCPUs. Cluster File Share as a Windows (SMB/CIFS) or Apple share. Monitoring BBUs. Kernel 3.0.41, drbd 8.3.13, lio-utils 4.1, ctdb 1.12, lvm 2.02.88, and MySQL 5.5.20. The following issues have been fixed: extending OCFS-Share stopped the VM; a paused VM running after live migration; promoting and demoting of the Pacemaker resource led to GUI timeout; and an incorrect MTU setting led to Cluster join failure.
Release Notes: This release provides a multi-path iSCSI target on DRBD devices (highly available SAN). It supports 3 or more node cluster setups using drbd, GUI managed storage migration for storage types iSCSI, drbd, disk images, and logical volumes. GUI managed export of cluster share via SMB, NFS, Appleshare, and FTP. Virtual CPUs have increased to 64 per virtual machine. Kernel 3.0.41.