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oVirt 4.4.8 is now generally available

The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.4.8 , as of August 19th, 2021. This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses hundreds of individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics, as compared to oVirt 4.3. Important notes before you install / upgrade Please note that oVirt 4.4 only supports clusters and data centers with compatibility version 4.2 and above. If clusters or data centers are running with an older compatibility version, you need to upgrade them to […]

Using Ceph only storage for oVirt datacenter

The oVirt project introduced support for Ceph storage via OpenStack Cinder in version 3.6.1. A few years later that integration was deprecated after introduction of cinderlib support in 4.3.0. What’s the status of the Ceph support? Can we use it as storage for the whole datacenter? The answer is yes. Self-Hosted Engine on Ceph There is no direct support for running a Self-Hosted Engine on managed block storage but that’s not too bad. In order to use Ceph for a Self-Hosted Engine you need to create an image and expose it as iSCSI from the Ceph system. Prerequisites: You need […]

oVirt 4.4.7 is now generally available

The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.4.7 , as of July 6th, 2021. This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses hundreds of individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics, as compared to oVirt 4.3. Important notes before you install / upgrade Please note that oVirt 4.4 only supports clusters and data centers with compatibility version 4.2 and above. If clusters or data centers are running with an older compatibility version, you need to upgrade them to […]

oVirt 4.4.4 is now generally available

The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.4.4 , as of December 21st, 2020. This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses hundreds of individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics, as compared to oVirt 4.3. Important notes before you install / upgrade Please note that oVirt 4.4 only supports clusters and data centers with compatibility version 4.2 and above. If clusters or data centers are running with an older compatibility version, you need to upgrade them to […]

oVirt 4.4.2 is now generally available

The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.4.2 , as of September 17th, 2020. This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses hundreds of individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics, as compared to oVirt 4.3. Important notes before you install / upgrade Please note that oVirt 4.4 only supports clusters and data centers with compatibility version 4.2 and above. If clusters or data centers are running with an older compatibility version, you need to upgrade them to […]

oVirt 4.4.1 is now generally available

The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.4.1 , as of July 8th, 2020. This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses hundreds of individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics, as compared to oVirt 4.3. Important notes before you install / upgrade Please note that oVirt 4.4 only supports clusters and data centers with compatibility version 4.2 and above. If clusters or data centers are running with an older compatibility version, you need to upgrade them to […]

oVirt 4.4.0 Release is now generally available

  The oVirt Project is excited to announce the general availability of the oVirt 4.4.0 Release, as of May 20th, 2020 This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses hundreds of individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics, as compared to oVirt 4.3. Important notes before you install / upgrade Some of the features included in the oVirt 4.4.0 release require content that will be available in CentOS Linux 8.2 but cannot be tested on RHEL 8.2 yet due to some incompatibility in […]

oVirt and Fedora

If you have followed the oVirt project for a few releases you already know oVirt has struggled to keep the pace with the fast innovation cycles Fedora Project is following.  Back in September 2019 CentOS project launched CentOS Stream as a rolling preview of future RHEL kernels and features, providing an upstream development platform for ecosystem developers that sits between Fedora and RHEL. Since then the oVirt project tried to keep the software working on Fedora, CenOS Stream, and RHEL/CentOS but it became quickly evident the project lacked resources to keep the project running on three platforms. Further, our user […]

oVirt conference 2019 report

  oVirt conference 2019 is the 4th event organized in Italy by the oVirt Italia community, founded by Stefano Stagnaro with the help of Gianluca Cecchi, Simone Tiraboschi, and Sandro Bonazzola. The event was organized with the help of Extraordy, a Red Hat partner that delivers official Red Hat training in Italy. The conference has been sponsored and hosted by Oracle thanks to Simon Coter, Director of Product Management for Oracle Linux and Virtualization. The conference You can see the recordings of the morning sessions here:  Stefano introduced the conference and Simon Coter set expectations on the event neutrality […]

oVirt and CentOS Stream

Progress cannot be made without change. As technologists, we recognize this every day. Most of the time, these changes are iterative: progressive additions of features to projects like oVirt. Sometimes those changes are small, and sometimes not. And that’s, of course, just talking about our project. But one of the biggest strengths of our community’s software is that we are not alone, and because of that, changes to other projects have ripple effects that can affect our own, even in positive ways. This week, our collaborators in the CentOS Project have announced a change in the way their software is […]