Articles from Brian Proffitt

Setting Community Values

The oVirt community is made up of a diverse mix of individuals using and contributing to all aspects of the project from all over the world, and we want to make sure that the community is a safe and friendly place for everyone.

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New oVirt Project Underway

As oVirt continues to grow, the many projects within the broader oVirt community are thriving as well. Today, the oVirt community is pleased to announce the addition of a new incubator subproject, Vagrant Provider, as well as the graduation of another subproject, moVirt, from incubator to full project status!

According to maintainer Marc Young, Vagrant Provider is a provider plugin for the Vagrant suite that enables command-line ease of virtual machine provisioning and lifecycle management.

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Call For Proposals—FOSDEM 2017 Virtualization & IaaS DevRoom

FOSDEM logo I am excited to announce that the call for proposals is now open for the Virtualization & IaaS devroom at the upcoming FOSDEM 2017, to be hosted on February 4, 2017.

This year will mark FOSDEM’s 17th anniversary as one of the longest-running free and open source software developer events, attracting thousands of developers and users from all over the world. FOSDEM will be held once again in Brussels, Belgium, on February 4 & 5, 2017.

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Happy New Documentation!

The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the availability of all-new principal documentation for the oVirt 4.0 branch.

There are many people out there who are content to use software without documentation, preferring to muddle through the software based on past experience with similar software or just the desire to put the software through its paces.

We all do this; I could not tell you the last time I looked at documentation for Firefox or Chrome, because I've been using browsers for over 20 years and seriously, what else is there to learn? Until I learn about a cool new feature from a friend or a web site.

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Manage oVirt with Ansible Playbooks

As powerful a tool that oVirt is in the datacenter, we know it's not the only tool that's available for IT administrators to manage their virtual machines. A VM datacenter solution may be the best and only answer for your organization's needs, but you may also need bare-metal and even hybrid or public cloud management.

For that reason, the oVirt project team has made concerted efforts to integrate with other management tools so you can scale your admin toolchain as needed. oVirt has already achieved such integration with ManageIQ, the open source platform that enables control of all your virtual infrastructure. It only makes sense, then, to integrate with Ansible, another powerful IT automation tool. We are happy to announce the creation of new Ansbile modules that will enable the management of an oVirt environment via playbooks.

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Announcing the oVirt Engine DR Sub-project

The oVirt Project is pleased to announce a new sub-project within the oVirt community: oVirt Engine DR, which uses the oVirt API and perform tasks that would normally require manual intervention, in case of the need for Disaster Recovery.

Specifically, the oVirt Engine DR is a web application that uses Java, the oVirt API, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB to perform the tasks needed in a Disaster Recovery scenario.

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