Feature / Virtualization SoftwareKVM 5KVM 6KVM 7VMwareAWS
ProvisioningSelf Service via UIYYYYY
CloudbootNCentOS 6 64bitNNN
RecipesYYYYN
Host CDN EdgeYYYNN
StorageOnApp Integrated StorageYYNNN
Local StorageYYYYN
SANYYYYN
AvailabilityAutomatic FailoverYYYYN
Integrated BackupYYYNN
Incremental BackupYYYNN
Snapshot CapabilityNNN

see VMware VS Snaphots

N

Networking
 
 Load balancing clustersYYYNN
Firewall rulesYYY

N

presented with publishing rules  

N
Manage Network InterfacesYYYYY


Virtual server management








Autoscaling

Y

Linux VSs only

Y

Linux VSs only

Y

Linux VSs only

NN
Hot RAM resize without reboot**Y**Y**Y**Windows 2008 and Windows 7 VSsN
Hot CPU cores resize without rebootYYYWindows 2008 and Windows 7 VSs.
Some Linux distributions
N
Hot migration**Available for some Linux, Windows 2003/2008 VSsAvailable for some Linux, Windows 2003/2008 VSsAvailable for some Linux, Windows 2003/2008 VSsY
(via vCenter)
N
Cold migration Y YY

VMware utilizes vMotion to ensure that the VSs are optimally placed on the compute resources

N
Disk hot attachment / detachmentNAvailable for Linux VSs
(Virtio templates)
Available for Linux VSs
(Virtio templates)
NN
Disk resize (increase/decrease)

Available for Linux VSs.
FreeBSD -  increase only is available.
Disk resize is not available for primary FreeBSD disks.

Available for Linux VSs.
FreeBSD -  increase only is available.
Disk resize is not available for primary FreeBSD disks.
Disk size decrease is not available for Integrated Storage.

Available for Linux VSs.
FreeBSD -  increase only is available.
Disk resize is not available for primary FreeBSD disks.
Disk size decrease is not available for Integrated Storage.

Y -  Increase only.
Reboot is required.
N
IPv6 support ***YYYNN
Reboot in recoveryYYYNN
SegregateYYYNN
VIP statusYYYNN
Change ownerYYYNN
CPU TopologyYYYNN

Power on/off/reboot vApp

NNNNN

Power on/off/reboot VS

YYYYY

Build vApp from template

NNNNN

Build VS from template

YYYYY

Integrated VS into vApp

NNNNN

Delete vApp

NNNNN

Delete VS

YYYYY

Reset root password

YYYNN

Set SSH Keys

YYYNN

Edit VS Resources

YYYYY
StatisticsCPU StatsYYYYN
Disk IOPS StatsYYYYN
Network Interface StatsYYYYN
ConsoleHTML 5 ConsoleYYYYY
VMRC ConsoleNNNYN
Smart ServersYYYNN
Edge servers YYYNN
Baremetal serversNNNNN
Application serversYYYNN
Container servers

Y

N for CloudBoot compute resources

YYNN
Load BalancersYYYNN
Balooning release resource type
for compute zones
YYYNN
CPU Units

Y

Y

YNN

**It is not possible to exceed the server's max_memory when increasing RAM on KVM compute resources. Detailed info about RAM resize without reboot and hot-migrate abilities per template is available at:          

***  At least one IPv4 address must be allocated to a virtual server's primary network interface, as some applications do not support IPv6.


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