oVirt Administration Guide

The oVirt environment requires an administrator to keep it running. As an administrator, your tasks include:

  • Managing physical and virtual resources such as hosts and virtual machines. This includes upgrading and adding hosts, importing domains, converting virtual machines created on foreign hypervisors, and managing virtual machine pools.

  • Monitoring the overall system resources for potential problems such as extreme load on one of the hosts, insufficient memory or disk space, and taking any necessary actions (such as migrating virtual machines to other hosts to lessen the load or freeing resources by shutting down machines).

  • Responding to the new requirements of virtual machines (for example, upgrading the operating system or allocating more memory).

  • Managing customized object properties using tags.

  • Managing searches saved as public bookmarks.

  • Managing user setup and setting permission levels.

  • Troubleshooting for specific users or virtual machines for overall system functionality.

  • Generating general and specific reports.

Part I: Administering and Maintaining the oVirt Environment

Chapter 1: Global Configuration

Chapter 2: Dashboard

Part II: Administering the Resources

Chapter 3: Quality of Service

Chapter 4: Data Centers

Chapter 5: Clusters

Chapter 6: Logical Networks

Chapter 7: Hosts

Chapter 8: Storage

Chapter 9: Pools

Chapter 10: Virtual Disks

Chapter 11: External Providers

Part III: Administering the Environment

Chapter 12: Backups and Migration

Chapter 13: Errata Management with Foreman

Chapter 14: Automating Configuration Tasks Using Ansible

Chapter 15: Users and Roles

Chapter 16: Quotas and Service Level Agreement Policy

Chapter 17: Event Notifications

Chapter 18: Utilities

Part IV: Gathering Information About the Environment

Chapter 19: Log Files

Chapter 20: Proxies

Part V: Appendixes

Appendix A: VDSM and Hooks

Appendix B: Custom Network Properties

Appendix C: oVirt User Interface Plugins

Appendix D: oVirt and SSL

Appendix E: Branding

Appendix F: System Accounts

Adapted from RHV 4.2 documentation - CC-BY-SA2