• All new Administration Portal, for a more intuitive user experience
  • High performance VM type, approaching bare-metal performance
  • Support for OVN, enabling users to define overlays within oVirt
  • Support for Nvidia vGPU, for GPU-accelerated workloads
  • and much more

What is oVirt?

oVirt is a complete virtualization management platform, licensed and developed as open source software. oVirt builds on the powerful kernel based virtual machine (KVM hypervisor) and on the RHEV-M management server, released by Red Hat to the open source community.

What's included?

  • Rich web-based user interfaces for both admin and non-admin users
  • Live migration of virtual machines and disks between hosts and storage
  • Integrated management of hosts, storage, and network configuration
  • High availability of virtual machines in the event of host failure

Case Studies

Florida State University RCC

Florida State University’s Research Computing Center (RCC) provides the university’s academic community with access to a virtual machine cluster. It is used for basic data services, collaborative applications, firewall installation, and other self-managed services.

In 2016, RCC successfully migrated their virtual machine cluster to oVirt. The oVirt-powered cluster is currently serving 60 users across 20 academic departments.

Read the full RCC case study

Alter Way

Meet Alter Way, a French hosting company who deploys oVirt in production for their clients, because "it allowed us to scale up as well as scale out our client workloads".

The main points which swayed their decision? "A very active community, an ambitious technical roadmap with regular releases, and the involvement of companies including Red Hat, Intel, NetApp, Cisco and IBM reassured us that the project would be around for the duration."

Read the full Alter Way case study

Brussels Airport Company

Find out how the Brussels Airport Company keeps a vital transportation and cargo center moving by managing their virtual machines with oVirt.

Faced with an opportunity to take the approximately 150 virtual machines housed on 30 Solaris machines and manage them with another virtual datacenter management tool, the Brussels Airport IT team went with oVirt running atop CentOS.

Read the full Brussels Airport case study

oVirt Blog

Your Container Volumes Served By oVirt

Note: < 5 minutes read

When running a virtualization workload on oVirt, a VM disk is 'natively' a disk somewhere on your network-storage.
Entering containers world, on Kubernetes(k8s) or OpenShift, there are many options specifically because the workload can be totally stateless, i.e they are stored on a host supplied disk and can be removed when the container is terminated. The more interesting case is stateful workloads i.e apps that persist data (think DBs, web servers/services, etc). k8s/OpenShift designed an API to dynamically provision the container storage (volume in k8s terminology).

See the resources section for more details.

In this post I want to cover how oVirt can provide volumes for containers running on k8s/OpenShift cluster.

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Up and Running with oVirt 4.2 and Gluster Storage

In December, the oVirt Project shipped version 4.2 of its open source virtualization management system. With a new release comes an update to this howto for running oVirt together with Gluster storage using a trio of servers to provide for the system's virtualization and storage needs, in a configuration that allows you to take one of the three hosts down at a time without disrupting your running VMs.

If you're looking instead for a simpler, single-machine option for trying out oVirt, your best bet is the oVirt Live ISO page. This is a LiveCD image that you can burn onto a blank CD or copy onto a USB stick to boot from and run oVirt. This is probably the fastest way to get up and running, but once you're up, this is definitely a low-performance option, and not suitable for extended use or expansion.

Read on to learn about my favorite way of running oVirt.

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