Project Page UMLMON
UMLMON is a professional operating environment for User Mode Linux. Inform you here about details of this program and about its further development.
Released Versions of UMLMON
Current version: 1.0.4
Source code: umlmon-1.0.4.tar.gz
Changes: Changes-1.0.4.txt (engl.)
Unix manual pages: Manpages-1.0.4.pdf (engl.)
Development of UMLMON
The further development of UMLMON happens in the free time of the author. Because of this there is no fixed roadmap. Nevertheless, the author would be happy about any kind of feedback, may that be errors, tips, or ideas.
There are some plans about these improvement:
Allow to modify the configuration while the UML kernel is running. In pricipal, this is supported by UML, and it would fit quite well into the concept of the monitor.
Boot manager: Starting and shutting down UML machines should be controllable by schemes.
Extended disk management, e.g. by checking and manipulating the UML file systems by a monitor command.
Automatic network configuration by integration of DHCP.
Special adaptions to a company's requirements can be ordered from the author.
New versions are announced in the mailing list uml-user.
About The Author
Gerd Stolpmann works since about 1996 with Linux. He discovered User Mode Linux in 2005, and on the basis of this technology he consolidated his own servers. To do so, he wrote UMLMON, and the program grew and is now the only highly professional monitoring solution for User Mode Linux. Because the author is an expert in systems programming, this was not very hard for him. As implementation language Objective Caml was chosen which is well-suited to create system services and which ensures short development cycles. Furthermore, Gerd Stolpmann knows this language longer than Linux.