SUSE is well known for the standard enterprise linux distribution (aka SLES). As a result, most of the customers we have are not cloud-native, so cool stuff like microservices and serverless are no gonna happen within the day for them. There is a very good chance that some old monoliths running in Cobol today, will continue running in the same way for the next 10 years. However, companies are evolving and some parts of the business might (or they can be already) converted into containers. So what happens now? They have to keep maintaining two infrastructures:

  • a modern kubernetes infrastructure
  • the old and rusty one, running virtual machines

KubeVirt is giving a solution here, by teaching kubernetes to manage virtual machines as well. So kubelet instead of talking to Docker, now it can talk to KVM as well. That's simply amazing, plus on top of it, you can for free all the good features or self-healing, scaling and such of kubernetes now working with Virtual Machines.

It's the best intermediately step for businesses who want to migrate to microservices and cloud-native. Most of them are simply not there yet and this is the perfect middle-ground for them at the very moment.

With this project I will try to setup a SLES15SP1 virtual machine on my CaaSP v4.0 cluster using KubeVirt

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