Project Kensho Tech Preview Available for Download

by Jason Conger [Published on 14 Oct. 2008 / Last Updated on 14 Oct. 2008]


Earlier this year, I wrote about a new technology coming from Citrix that would deliver on the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and enable hypervisor agnosticism. Today, Citrix has released this technology called Project Kensho in a free technology preview. Project Kensho "...provides administrators with highly usable tools that facilitate the export and import of virtual machines and virtual machine based workloads (virtual appliances) using the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and Common Information Model (CIM) industry standards developed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
The Project Kensho OVF Tool utilizes the OVF standard for the export and import of virtual appliances. The Open Virtual Machine Format is an XML document that describes the metadata of virtual machine(s) that are stand alone or part of a virtual appliance along with pointers to the location of the virtual disks.
Citrix Project Kensho also provides a CIM interface to the XenServer™ API. As well as introducing a WSMAN interface to XenServer™. The Xen-CIM component is required by the Project Kensho OVF Tool and installs directly on the XenServer™."
There are some nice resources available at the Citrix Community website including videos, discussion forum, step by step directions (with screen shots), etc.
Continue at source...


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Citrix Project KenshoEarlier this year, I wrote about a new technology coming from Citrix that would deliver on the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and enable hypervisor agnosticism. Today, Citrix has released this technology called Project Kensho in a free technology preview. Project Kensho "...provides administrators with highly usable tools that facilitate the export and import of virtual machines and virtual machine based workloads (virtual appliances) using the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and Common Information Model (CIM) industry standards developed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).

The Project Kensho OVF Tool utilizes the OVF standard for the export and import of virtual appliances. The Open Virtual Machine Format is an XML document that describes the metadata of virtual machine(s) that are stand alone or part of a virtual appliance along with pointers to the location of the virtual disks.

Citrix Project Kensho also provides a CIM interface to the XenServer™ API. As well as introducing a WSMAN interface to XenServer™. The Xen-CIM component is required by the Project Kensho OVF Tool and installs directly on the XenServer™."

There are some nice resources available at the Citrix Community website including videos, discussion forum, step by step directions (with screen shots), etc.

Continue at source...

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