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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 3.5.0 Released!

The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the general availability of its sixth formal release, oVirt 3.5, as of October 17, 2014. This release continues to show oVirt as a leading KVM management application and open source alternative to VMware vSphere.

oVirt is available now for Fedora 19, Fedora 20, CentOS 6.5, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (or similar) and allow you to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7 too as node and for running Hosted Engine.

This release of oVirt includes exciting features and numerous bug fixes, so see the 3.5.0 release notes for a list of the new features and bugs fixed.

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

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:

Upcoming Events

Open World Forum

Date: October 30-November 1, 2014
Location: Paris, France
Open World Forum's "CODE" track will helps attendees better understand and leverage your own projects by exposing the key subjects that are transforming the open source ecosystem: Web, mobile phones and tablets, Big Data, cloud infrastructure, software quality, emerging languages and platforms.

OpenStack Summit

Date: November 3-7, 2014
Location: Paris, France
The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software.


Date: November 9-14, 2014
Location: Seattle, Washington
The LISA conference has long served as the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community.

User Case Study

Nimbus Concept

Nimbus Concept has taken oVirt and other open source tools to deliver solutions to their customers, and now is offering something unique: OriginStack, an appliance that integrates hardware, virtualization (oVirt/KVM), private cloud (OpenStack), and support in one integrated package.

Discover how Nimbus Concept is leveraging the power of oVirt, Gluster, and OpenStack for its customers.