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what tools would you use to manage an environment of 40 physical servers running kvm virtualization ?

the requirements are:

provisioning via an api (can be something built in house) metrics about virtual machines migration of live virtual machines snapshots for backups

thanks

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Have you taken a look at libvirt ?

Edit: Not quite sure what you mean by low-level since it has a GUI and all. But if you are looking for something web-based, how about Eucalyptus?

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yes libvirt is the defacto for all other tools but is very low level –  silviud Dec 11 '10 at 13:59
    
@silviud - edited my answer. –  sybreon Dec 11 '10 at 15:15
    
low level as is used into cli (nothing wrong with it from my point of view) but I was looking at something more web based - i know about eucalyptus as ubuntu it's using into their servers but i need something simple - like solusvm for example - lightweight and simple to install/administer. –  silviud Dec 13 '10 at 2:58
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libvirt has lots of command line tools and can be largely maintained through virsh and virt-* commands. –  sybreon Dec 14 '10 at 1:49
    
If libvirt is too low level, there is oVirt. –  Cristian Ciupitu Dec 27 '10 at 15:52

Check out 'Cloud business' from http://www.witsbits.com. I think the current price is around 3 USD per core à month.

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http://www.convirture.com/ try this its open source product :)

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40 physical hosts is a serious environment. Have you taken a look at RHEV?

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