RHEV Review

Reduced costs by reducing amount of servers

For how long have you used this solution? - 1 year

Which features are most valuable? - Live migration

Can you give an example of how this solution has improved the way your organization functions? -We where able to reduce the amount of servers. This has reduced our costs significantly.

What areas of this solution have room for improvement? - The interface is sometimes not logical and previous versions where not so stable but luckily this has been mostly resolved.

Did you encounter any issues with deployment, stability or scalability? If so, please describe. - Stability and bugs in previous 2.x versions

Did you previously use a different solution and if so, why did you switch? - No this was our first virtual platform

Before choosing this solution, did you evaluate other options? If so, which ones? - The choice was clear for us; it had to be open-source with commercial support

How would you rate the level of customer service and technical support? - The support we got so far from redhat as customers was great. You would probably not get better elsewhere

Was the initial setup straightforward or complex? In what ways? - Straightforward. Yes there is a great guide online at redhat on how to install this

Did you implement it in-house or through a vendor team? If through a vendor, how would you rate their work? - We installed it in-house as we are reseller and integrator

What is your ROI on this solution? - There is no investment in this product. As a reseller we can use it to test for free we pay every year a fixed cost as partner.

What was your original setup cost for this solution and what is your day-to-day cost of using it? - Free for us

What advice would you give to others looking into this solution? - I would say give it a look if you are looking for a virutalization platform. Most of the things can be done with rhev and the cost is much lower then with other commercial solutions. Since version 3 this product is mature and since version 3.1 most glitches where removed.

Disclosure: The company I work for is partners with several vendors (including Red Hat) - http://www.open-future.be/solutions/partners

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user2652 (Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees)
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Nice one !! You have mentioned that it was free of you. I just want to confirm that it is free for everyone or was there a special offer for you?

author avatarit_user8784 (Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

it's free for us to use because we pay for our partnership so we are allowed to use rhed hat software for free.
normally u not pay for rhev but u have to take a support contract so rhev is impossible to use without payed support for normal customers. If u are not affraid of testing and making your hands dirty u can give ovirt a try this is redhats test product for rhev and completely free

author avatarit_user4401 (Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

Very good review. Do you know what is the maximum amount of physical memory that can be supported on the host in GigaBytes?

author avatarit_user8784 (Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

Host scalability: Supported limit of up to 160 Logical CPUs and 2TB per host (platform capable of up to 4,096 logical CPUs/64TB per host)

author avatarit_user140712 (Consultant at a tech consulting company)

Patrik, I do not think you are allowed to use NFR licenses for production.