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oVirt manages virtual machines, storage and virtualized networks.

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oVirt is a virtualization platform with an easy-to-use web interface.

KVM based virtualization management

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

Current release: 4.1.1 (2017-03-22)

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Up and Running with oVirt 4.1 and Gluster Storage

Last month, the oVirt Project shipped version 4.1 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.

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.

Read on to learn about my favorite way of running oVirt.

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Say Hello to oVirt 4.1.1

On March 22, the oVirt project released version 4.1.1, available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, CentOS Linux 7.3, or similar.

oVirt is the open source virtualization solution that provides an awesome KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization. This maintenance version is super stable and there are some nice new features.

So what's new in oVirt 4.1.1?

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oVirt Gamification--The oVirt Game You Didn't Know you Were Playing

Gamification is the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals.

It taps into the basic desires and needs of the users impulses which revolve around the idea of Status and Achievement.

To put it in other words, it is turning day-to-day tasks, the kind you might do at home or work, into a game which you can earn points, badges and compete with other people that are doing the same things.

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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: