oVirt 3.3 release-management


’ These are tentative planning dates and may change

  • General availability: 2013-09-04
    • Beta release: 2013-07-18
    • Feature freeze: 2013-07-17
    • oVirt 3.3 Test Day: 2013-07-24
    • RC Build: 2013-08-14

Tracker Bug

Release Criteria

Tracker bug:


  • All sources must be available on


  • MUST: No blockers on the lower level components - libvirt, lvm,device-mapper,qemu-kvm, Jboss, postgres, iscsi-initiator
  • MUST: All image related operations work - copy, move, import, export, snapshot (vm and template)
  • MUST: Ovirt/host installation should work flawlessly (w/o SSL)
  • MUST: Fully operational flow (define DC hierarchy so you can run vm) with GUI/CLI/Python-API/REST-API
  • MUST: vm life-cycle is working flawlessly (start,suspend,resume,stop,migrate)
  • MUST: Upgrade from previous release
  • MUST: ovirt-node full cycle (register, approve and running VM)
  • MUST: No known data corruptors
  • MUST: Can define NFS, iSCSI, FC and local based storage domains
  • MUST: Can define VLAN based networks, bond interfaces, and have VLANs over bonded interfaces
  • MUST: Can authenticate users against at least one external LDAP server
  • MUST: Can run multiple VMs
  • MUST: Can connect to VMs using SPICE
  • MUST: VM watchdog support
  • MUST: Predictable host timeouts for HA fencing
  • MUST: MoM integration- KSM verification
  • MUST: Have Release Notes with feature specific information
  • MUST: Have updated quick start guide available
  • MUST: No regressions from 3.1 Release
  • MUST: Have release announcement for front page of and for mailing lists


  • SHOULD: Can run full cycle with gluster storage
  • SHOULD: have updated installation guide available
  • SHOULD: Scheduling API.
  • SHOULD: MoM integration- ballooning.
  • SHOULD: Alerts when balloon not supported by guest
  • SHOULD: (scheduling API first) VM affinity
  • SHOULD: (scheduling API first) VM not getting minimum guaranteed memory

Features Status Table

Functional team Feature Release priority Owner Status Target date Test page Remarks  
Virt RAM Snapshots ? Arik Hadas (ahadas) Green June 25th Features/RAM Snapshots#Testing Merged  
Virt noVNC console ? Frantisek Kobzik (FKobzik) Green ?      
Virt Non Plugin RDP Invocation ? Frantisek Kobzik (FKobzik) Green ? Features/Non plugin console invocation#RDP    
Virt Instance Types - VM Dialog Redesing ? Tomas Jelinek (tjelinek) Omer Frenkel (ofrenkel) Green Jun 25th   will be there partially - only redesigned Edit VM dialog and typeahead listboxes  
Virt OS Info ? Roy Golan (rgolan) Green Jun 23rd OS info#Testing    
Virt Redesigned Display Options dialog ? Frantisek Kobzik (fkobzik) Green   ?    
Virt EmulatedMachine ? Roy Golan (rgolan) Green June 27th Cluster emulation modes#Testing automatically use the right emulated machine type for QEMU. On review  
Virt SPICE HTML5 client integration ? Frantisek Kobzik (fkobzik) Green June 25th Features/SpiceHTML5#Testing    
Virt GlusterFS Storage Domain Must Deepak C Shetty (vdsm) & Sharad Mishra (engine) Green   Features/GlusterFS Storage Domain#Testing    
Virt Cloud-Init Integration ? Greg Padgett (Gpadgett) Omer Frenkel (ofrenkel) Green Jul 25 Features/Cloud-Init Integration#Testing Only available with UI, no REST implementation yet.  
Infra Device Custom Properties must Martin Perina (mperina) - infra Assaf Muller (amuller) - network Green 2013-06-03 ? This feature is spread over infra network and storage. The infra aspect is covered by Martin, the network part is covered by Assaf and the storage part is not covered ATM. Infra and Networks parts are done.  
Infra Async task manager changes should Yair Zaslavsky (Yair Zaslavsky) Green - Merged 2013-07-03 Features/AsyncTaskManagerChanges 3.3#Testing    
Infra ExternalTasks Must Eli Mesika (emesika) Green 2013-07-14   Features/ExternalTasks#Testing Merged
Infra Supervdsm service Should Yaniv Bronhaim (ybronhei) Green 2013-06-03 Features/Supervdsm service Submitted upstream, missing backport to rhev  
Infra SSH Soft Fencing Should Martin Perina (mperina) Green 2013-07-02 Automatic Fencing#Testing Merged  
Infra Java SDK Must Michael Pasternak (Michael pasternak) Green - Merged     Merged  
Infra SSH Abilities Should Yaniv Bronhaim (ybronhei) Green 2013-07-17 Features/Ssh Abilities#Testing Merged  
Networking Normalized ovirtmgmt Initialization Must Moti Asayag (masayag) Green 2013-06-03 Features/Normalized_ovirtmgmt_Initialization#Testing    
Networking Migration Network Must Alona Kaplan (alkaplan) Green Now Features/Migration_Network#Testing    
Networking Quantum Integration Must Michael Kolesnik (mkolesni) Green 2013-06-16 Features/Quantum_Integration#Testing ?  
Networking NetworkReloaded Optional - see comment Antoni Segura Puimedon (asegurap) Orange - In progress, partially merged ? ? This feature is mostly about code refactoring and enabling a pluggable network configuration implementation. This feature should not hold back the release.  
Networking Multiple Gateways Must Assaf Muller (amuller) mostly done (though selinux kills dhcp support for multigw) 2013-06-09 Features/Multiple_Gateways#Testing    
Storage Virtio-SCSI support Optional Daniel Erez (derez) Green ? Features/Virtio-SCSI#Testing    
Storage Read Only Disks Optional Vered Volansky (vvolansk) Orange - In progress, not submitted ? ?    
Storage Manage Storage Connections Must Alissa Bonas (abonas) Orange - Work in Progress, partially merged 2013-06-30 Features/Manage_Storage_Connections#Testing    
Storage Adding VDSM hooks for hotplugging/unplugging a disk Optional Vered Volansky (vvolansk) Green        
Storage Separating “Move” vm operation to “Copy” and “Delete” operations to improve VM availability Optional Liron Aravot (laravot) Green     Done  
Storage Backup and Restore API for Independent Software Vendors Optional Deepak C Shetty (vdsm) & Sharad Mishra (engine) Red - Work in Progress ? ? Still in the early stages of development  
Storage Allow resign/force re-election of SPM Optional Tal Nisan (tal) ? ? ?    
Storage Disks Block Alignment Optional Federico Simoncelli (fsimonce) Orange - In progress     VDSM patches merged, Engine/Webadmin in review  
SLA oVirt scheduler Must Gilad Chaplik (GChaplik) Green 15/7/2013      
SLA Scheduling API Must Gilad Chaplik (GChaplik) orange - in review   ?    
SLA Network QoS Must Ofri Masad (OMasad) Green   ?    
SLA Watchdog engine support Must (LHornyak)     Test cases    
SLA Trusted compute pools Must OMasad     Trusted_compute_pools#Test_cases    
Gluster Gluster Hooks Management Should Sahina Bose (Sahina) Green 17/06/2013 Gluster Hooks Management Testing    
Node Universal Node Image Must Green Now ?    
Node Node VDSM Plugin Must mburns Green 2013-05-31 Features/Node_vdsm_plugin#Testing    
Integration Otopi Infra Migration Must Sandro Bonazzola Green 29/6/2013 Test cases    
UX User Portal performance improvements for IE8 Must, Green Now N/A    
UX Branding Support Should Green June 11, 2013 N/A    

Feature Table Mapping

Release priority:

  • Must - feature absense will delay the release
  • Should - feature absense won’t delay the release

Status mapping:

* Red  - Feature isn't in code base yet.

* Orange  -  Feature is in code base but not completed yet.

* Green  - Feature is in code base and ready for testing.

Target Date

date complete feature is merged in code base

Test Page

base description on how to test the new feature - should be relevant for test day


Features being considered for inclusion/already in master:





SLA & Scheduling



  • Universal Node Image make the ovirt-node image generic for use with non-oVirt Projects
  • Node VDSM Plugin extract all vdsm and oVirt Engine specific code from ovirt-node into a plugin
  • oVirt Node works on a different asynchronous release schedule from the rest of oVirt.
    • At the time of the oVirt 3.3 release, the current version of ovirt-node will be 3.0.0.


  • (MUST) Features/Otopi_Infra_Migration A complete re-write of engine-setup, engine-cleanup, engine-upgrade and AIO plugin using otopi.
  • (SHOULD) [Features/Self_Hosted_Engine](/develop/release-management/features/engine/self-hosted-engine.html The ability to run the Engine as a VM on the hosts that are managed by this Engine, in an HA configuration, when the Engine VM can start on any of the hosts.