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28 May 2009, 10:19

Karesansui brings virtualisation management to the browser

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The Karesansui project has released version 1.0.0 of its open source virtualisation management application. Karesansui allows administrators to install, configure and manage virtual machines through a web browser based interface. Version 1.0.0 supports the Xen hypervisor only, but the developers plan to support KVM and other virtualisation systems in the future.

Karesansui installing CentOS
Zoom Karesansui installing CentOS
The developers suggest that Karesansui is ideal for users who are new to virtualisation, or just want to avoid working with command line tools. The application is licensed under the GPL and LGPL. Among the open source components used in the administration console are Python, libvirt, tightvncviewer and jQuery. The web interface also has a RESTful architecture allowing for other applications to interact with it over HTTP. The name Karesansui is derived from a style of Japanese traditional rock garden or "Zen Garden".

Karesansui is available to download and a screenshot tour and installation tutorial are also on the web site.


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