UMLMON - Virtualization with User Mode Linux
The virtualization technology allows it to run several instances of operating systems in parallel on the same hardware. This aims at cost reduction by better utilization of hardware, and simplification of the technical administration of data centers. User Mode Linux is a mature virtualization solution for Linux-in-Linux that can be enabled by applying a patch.
Gerd Stolpmann offers UMLMON, which is an add-on product to User Mode Linux (UML) that strongly simplifies its administration. Up to now a system operator needed several weeks to develop scripts in order to deploy User Mode Linux. UMLMON is a ready-to-use solution setting standards for UML operating, especially concerning the number of features and the operational safety.
August 2006: UMLMON is available in version 1.0.4.
The team UMLMON + UML can be applied in the following areas:
Server consolidation: Improve the utilization of server hardware, and ease the operation of servers.
Virtual security zones: Instead of building demilitarized zones (DMZ) with real hardware, it is a cost-effective alternative to set up purely virtual DMZs on a single host.
Virtual hosting: A cheap version of server hosting is virtual hosting; instead of leasing real computers to customers, virtual machines are used.
Laboratory nets: By using virtual machines it is possible to build cheap laboratory nets, e.g. to test software in real network environments.
Training environments: One can use virtual machines for Linux trainings where participants can get true administrator's priviledges without any risks.
Data Sheets UMLMON
The following brochures are currently only available in German language:
UMLMON: Produktmerkmale und Einsatzmöglichkeiten (Product features and application scenarios) targets at decison makers and illustrates the various ways of applying UMLMON
UMLMON: Technische Produktbeschreibung (Data sheet) explains technically which problems are solved by UMLMON
The program can be downloaded from this server.