Get started with oVirt
We’re working hard to make oVirt easy to install and available everywhere.
Since oVirt is a relatively young project, setting it up is still a little tricky… but it’s getting easier with every release.
Right now, oVirt runs best on Fedora — and we tailored our quickstart guide to reflect this fact — but if you’re not afraid of compiling from source, we also have guides on how to install the oVirt engine and oVirt Node from source.
You can also help us make oVirt easier to install everywhere too.
You’ll need the following…
- Minimum hardware
- 4 GB memory
- 20 GB disk space
- Network storage
- Fedora 18 (for easy installation)
Quickstart guide (Fedora 18)
Our recommended method of installing oVirt is to use the pre-built packages for Fedora. It makes installing oVirt very easy. Naturally, you can run any Linux distribution or several other operating systems (e.g. Windows) as guests inside of oVirt instances.
- Add the official oVirt repository for Fedora.
sudo yum localinstall http://ovirt.org/releases/ovirt-release-fedora.noarch.rpm
- Install oVirt Engine.
sudo yum install -y ovirt-engine
- Set up oVirt Engine.
- Once you have successfully installed oVirt Engine, you will be provided with instructions to access oVirt's web-based management interface.
- Congratulations! oVirt Engine is now installed!
- For every virtualization server you'd like to manage, you can now set them up as oVirt nodes .