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oVirt is powered by the Open Source you know - KVM on Linux.

Current release: 4.0.4 (2016-09-26)

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Manage oVirt with Ansible Playbooks

As powerful a tool that oVirt is in the datacenter, we know it's not the only tool that's available for IT administrators to manage their virtual machines. A VM datacenter solution may be the best and only answer for your organization's needs, but you may also need bare-metal and even hybrid or public cloud management.

For that reason, the oVirt project team has made concerted efforts to integrate with other management tools so you can scale your admin toolchain as needed. oVirt has already achieved such integration with ManageIQ, the open source platform that enables control of all your virtual infrastructure. It only makes sense, then, to integrate with Ansible, another powerful IT automation tool. We are happy to announce the creation of new Ansbile modules that will enable the management of an oVirt environment via playbooks.

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Up and Running with oVirt 4.0 and Gluster Storage

In June, the oVirt Project shipped version 4.0 of its open source virtualization management system. With a new release comes an update to this howto for running oVirt together with Gluster storage using a trio of servers to provide for the system's virtualization and storage needs, in a configuration that allows you to take one of the three hosts down at a time without disrupting your running VMs.

One of the biggest new elements in this version of the howto is the introduction of gdeploy, an Ansible based deployment tool that was initially written to install GlusterFS clusters, but that's grown to take on a bunch of complementary tasks. For this process, it'll save us a bunch of typing and speed things up significantly.

Important Note: I want to stress that while Red Hat has recently begun to sell and support a converged virtualization and storage configuration on a limited basis, the converged oVirt/Gluster setup I describe here should be considered somewhat bleeding edge.

If you're looking instead for a simpler, single-machine option for trying out oVirt, your best bet is the oVirt Live ISO. This is a LiveCD image that you can burn onto a blank CD or copy onto a USB stick to boot from and run oVirt. This is probably the fastest way to get up and running, but once you're up, this is definitely a low-performance option, and not suitable for extended use or expansion.

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Case Study

Universidad de Sevilla

When one of the largest universities in Spain needed a virtualization solution to host their virtual desktop interface program, UDS Enterprise helped the institution find a virtualization solution that delivered superior flexibility at a much lower cost than proprietary solutions.

That solution would be oVirt. Today, more than 3,000 students use this virtual desktop infrastructure, with the prospect of the rest of the student body participating as the program grows.

Read the full Universidad de Sevilla case study

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Packed with Features

  • Choice of stand-alone Hypervisor or install-on-top of your existing Linux installation
  • High availability
  • Live migration
  • Load balancing
  • Web-based management interface
  • Self-hosted engine
  • iSCSI, FC, NFS, and local storage
  • Enhanced security: SELinux and Mandatory Access Control for VMs and hypervisor
  • Scalability: up to 64 vCPU and 2TB vRAM per guest
  • Memory overcommit support (Kernel Samepage Merging)
  • Developer SDK for ovirt-engine, written in Python

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Community is Key

Everyone is encouraged to join the oVirt community, and help us bring our open source software to virtual datacenters worldwide.

Community can be found in many places in the global community. Keep track of the latest happenings in the oVirt community, including new release announcements, and send your thoughts and links to virtualization-related topics on these social media channels: