Open your virtual datacenter
oVirt manages virtual machines, storage and virtualized networks.
oVirt is a virtualization platform with an easy-to-use web interface
oVirt is powered by the Open Source you know - KVM on Linux.
oVirt 3.3.1 released!
oVirt version 3.3.1 was released on November 21st, 2013. This release is a significant feature and bug fix release in the 3.3 series, including tight integration with Gluster storage, improvements in extensibilityand automation, and integration with OpenStack services Glance and Neutron, improvements in network quotas, and a brand new scheduling API to allow tight control of VM deployment and lifecycle management.
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
- 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
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.
Date: December 23, 2013
Location: Technion Computer Science Department, Haifa, Israel
Orit Wasserman will give an overview of how embedded virtualization works, titled Nested Virtualization: Shadow Turtles on Monday 23th of December 2013. Details are on the club website.
Date: February 1 - 2, 2014
Location: Brussels, Belgium
FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. CFP is now open. Deadlines: Oct 1 for main track proposals, Nov 20 for stands and lightning talks.
User Case Study
Keele University in Stafforshire has a small and dedicated IT staff handling all of the IT demands of the 10,000 students and 2,000 staff. To handle their virtualization needs, they have been using oVirt 3.2 since mid 2013.
"Choosing oVirt has saved us tens of thousands of pounds over proprietary alternatives like VMware. Open source wins the philosophical debate for us." Cost, freedom and a robust consolidated management solution for their KVM virtualization were the main reasons they adopted oVirt.
One feature they are looking forward to rolling out to their users is the oVirt user console. "The user console looks great, because it means we can farm out some of the basic admin tasks to people who want to do things like spin up new VMs."