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Open Your Virtual Datacenter

Manage your virtualized networks

oVirt manages virtual machines, storage and virtualized networks.

Easy to use web interface

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.

oVirt 3.5.3 Released!

The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the availability of oVirt 3.5.3 release as of June 15th, 2015.

oVirt is an open source alternative to VMware vSphere and provides an awesome KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization. This release is available now for Fedora 20, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, CentOS Linux 6.6, (or similar) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, CentOS Linux 7.1 (or similar).

This release of oVirt includes numerous bug fixes, so see the 3.5.3 release notes for a list of the new features and bugs fixed.

Upcoming Events

LinuxCon North America

Date: August 17-19, 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.

KVM Forum

Date: August 19-21, 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
KVM Forum brings together the community of developers and users that define the KVM ecosystem for an annual technical conference, including an all-new oVirt Workshop track!

10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing

Date: August 25, 2015
Location: Vienna, Austria
VHPC aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the challenges posed by virtualization.

User Case Study


One of the largest universities in Spain needed a virtualization solution to host their virtual desktop interface program and help managed their desktop and server costs.

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.

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:

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