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 3.3.4 Released!
The oVirt development team is very happy to announce the general availability of oVirt 3.3.4 as of March 4, 2014. This release solidifies oVirt as a leading KVM management application and open source alternative to VMware vSphere.
oVirt is available now for Fedora 19 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (or similar to RHEL).
This release of oVirt includes numerous bug fixes. See the release notes for a 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
- 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
oVirt Joins Google Summer of Code!
oVirt is please to be a part of the Google Summer of Code! If you're a student interested in participating in an open source project and earning some pay, too, check out our GSoC page.
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!
You're encouraged to join the oVirt community, and help us bring open source software to virtual datacenters worldwide.
Date: April 13-16, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
An open source bazaar of a conference for application developers and maintainers.
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.
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
Dutch software development company Nieuwland Geo-Informatie creates mobile applications that need to tap into a lot of geographic information in a reliable and fast manner. To do this, they needed a virtualization solution that would have high availability at a reasonable cost
“We didn't want VMware. Too expensive. There was already a heavy investment in Linux, so switching to Microsoft HyperV was no option, either; too costly,” Beyond cost, live migration was another other major reason Nieuwland decided to go with oVirt.
It's not just about code; the oVirt community has been a big plus for Nieuwland, which is happy with the level of community support and being able to help others. This give-and take is a big part of why Nieuwland is pleased with oVirt.