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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 3.4 Released!

The oVirt development team is very happy to announce the general availability of oVirt 3.4 as of March 27, 2014. This release features self-hosted engine, PPC64 support, and hot-plug CPUs.

oVirt is available now for Fedora 19, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, and CentOS 6.5 (or similar to RHEL).

This release of oVirt also includes numerous bug fixes. See the release notes for a complete list of the new features and bugs fixed.

A new oVirt Node build will be available soon as well.

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

Community is not just about software development--there are many excellent ways one can be a part of the community, from joining our helpful mailing lists to meeting us at fun events to sending us a note to tell us how you use the software!

oVirt, the first truly open and comprehensive data center virtualization management initiative, provides a venue for user and developer cooperation. The heart of the project is the open source code of oVirt, and the community is governed openly, modeled after the Apache Foundation, Eclipse, LVM, and many other well functioning Linux communities

You're encouraged to join the oVirt community, and help us bring open source software to virtual datacenters worldwide.

Upcoming Events


Date: April 13-16, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
An open source bazaar of a conference for application developers and maintainers.

Red Hat Summit

Date: April 14-17, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
The 2014 Red Hat Summit is meant for anyone looking to increase their understanding of open source technology and identify powerful solutions for their business needs.

LinuxFest Northwest

Date: April 26-27, 2014
Location: Bellingham, WA
LinuxFest Northwest is a grassroots, free and inexpensive event, that is organized by people just like you.

User Case Study


it-novum is a company that's very focused on delivering open source, so when they decided to build a product and solution set for their customers' datacenter needs, it made sense that oVirt was included.

"RHEV and oVirt are the most advanced KVM management solutions and the only ones we found that were up to par with what VMware provides. Since oVirt is closer to the development process and the community is always helpful in solving problems, we decided to go with oVirt."

To date, the work has paid off very well, with nearly 1,100 VMware virtual machines successfully migrated to oVirt.

Read the full it-novum case study

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