Get involved!

oVirt is a community-driven virtualization project and people just like you are making it happen.

Getting involved

The oVirt community is a group of multidiscilinary individuals who are contributing code, writing documentation, reporting bugs, contributing UX and design expertise, and engaging with the community.

Before getting started, we recommend that you:

  • Sign up for the mailing list and send us an email saying how you would like to contribute. Visit our mailing lists page for other oVirt mailing lists to sign up for.
  • For fluent, real time communication, join us on IRC
  • Please read our community etiquette guidelines. (Quick summary: Be nice!)


oVirt is a community project, and we welcome contributions from everyone! If you’d like to write code, report bugs, contribute designs, or enhance the documentation, we would love your help!

There are a few ways to engage with the oVirt Community:

Before getting started, please read our community etiquette guidelines.


If you’d like to contribute code to oVirt, visit the Developer section of the site for guidelines. All of our projects use git. Most are hosted at, and the rest are hosted at


We’re always eager to have new contributors to the oVirt Quality Assurance project, no matter your experience level. If you’d like to get involved with helping to make oVirt better, read the QA project page to find out how to join in with QA activities. There are tasks available for every level of expertise and available spare time.


oVirt’s user interface and documentation are available in multiple languages for users around the globe. Examples include Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and more. To contribute translations, please follow our How-To.


oVirt needs concise, user-friendly, up-to-date installation and usage documentation. To contribute, visit the documentation repository and the documentation issues tracker. You can also report any documentation issues you find by clicking “Report an issue with this page” at the bottom of the documentation.

Report Bugs and New Feature Requests (RFEs)

Reporting bugs is one of the most valuable ways you can contribute! Ideas for new features are also very welcome. Report bugs and RFEs using the following issue trackers:

Participate in the oVirt infrastructure

Our project infrastructure can always benefit from extra people, hardware and network bandwidth. First of all, consider becoming a public mirror of oVirt repositories. You can also become an infra team member or donate hardware to the project to improve our capacity and redundancy.

Supporters, Sponsors, and Providers

oVirt has a broad community of supporters, sponsors, and providers.

Social Media

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oVirt community shares scripts, tools, add-ons and plugins that didn’t reach enough interest or stability to get included into the oVirt project. You can find some of them listed here: