• All new Administration Portal, designed using Patternfly
  • High Performance virtual machine type, for effortless optimization
  • Native Open vSwitch support, for virtual L2 and L3 overlays
  • Supports Nvidia vGPU, for GPU-accelerated workloads
  • and much more.

What is oVirt?

oVirt is a complete virtualization mangement platform, licensed and developed as open source software. oVirt builds on the powerful kernel based virtual machine (KVM hypervisor) and on 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

Introducing oVirt 4.2.0 Alpha

On September 28, the oVirt project released version 4.2.0 Alpha, available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, CentOS Linux 7.4, or similar.

This pre-release version should not be used in production, and is not feature complete.

oVirt is the open source virtualization solution that provides an awesome KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization. This maintenance version is super stable and there are some nice new features.

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How VM is started

Starting up a virtual machine (VM) is not an easy task, there are a lot of things going on hidden from the plain sight and studying it alone is a challenging task. The goal of this post is to simplify the process of learning how the oVirt hypervisor works. The concept of the oVirt is illustrated in the process of starting up the VM, which covers everything from top to the bottom.

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