In order to test new ideas and reduce cost I would like to test KVM. I think Vmware has these 3 things which are valuable: - HA which restart VMs (Virtual Machines) in other hosts when a Hardware failure. - DRS which basically is an intelligent VM placement when a hosts is overcommited - vMotion which migrates VMs up and running to other hosts.
So my question: Can I get those 3 features using KVM? I suppose I need a KVM Central Console equivalent to vCenter?
is there such console offering those 3 things? for free? Will Openstack cover those 3?
is just I need to talk to my boss about moving to KVM but I know for sure he will ask OK...does it have the same capabilities as Vmware has?
Which Linux do you recommend to run KVM. CentOS?
thanks a lot guys