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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 3.6 Released!

The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the availability of oVirt 3.6.0 Release as of November 4th, 2015.

oVirt is a powerful virtual machine manager for up to datacenter-class deployments, and provides an awesome KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization.

This release is available now for Fedora 22, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, CentOS Linux 6.7, (or similar) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, CentOS Linux 7.1 (or similar).

This release of oVirt 3.6 includes these new features:

  • Experimental Docker integration
  • Self-hosted Engine support for FibreChannel and Gluster storage
  • A new Affinity Rules Enforcement Manager
  • Experimental Debian support

See the 3.6 release notes for a list of the new features and bugs fixed.

Upcoming Events


Date: Jan 21-24, 2016
Location: Pasadena, California, USA
As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCaLE 14X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events.


Date: Jan 30-31, 2016
Location: Brussels, Belgium
FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.


Date: Feb 1-5, 2016
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
linux.conf.au is the largest Linux and open source conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Run annually since 1999, it brings together the Australian, New Zealand and international community for standout presentations, demonstrations and relationship building.

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