oVirt Blog

oVirt 4.5.0 Beta is now available for testing

The oVirt project is excited to announce the availability of oVirt 4.5.0 Beta release for testing , as of April 6th, 2022.   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 on top of oVirt 4.4. Important notes before you try it Please note this is a Beta release. The oVirt Project makes no guarantees as to its suitability or usefulness. This pre-release must not be used in production, and it is not feature […]

Welcome to oVirt 4.5.0 Alpha test day!

Hi, 4.5.0 Alpha was released yesterday! As for oVirt 4.4 test day we have a trello board at https://trello.com/b/3FZ7gdhM/ovirt-450-test-day . If you have troubles accessing the trello board please let me know. A release management draft page has been created at: https://www.ovirt.org/release/4.5.0/ If you’re willing to help testing the release during the test days please join the oVirt development mailing list at https://lists.ovirt.org/archives/list/devel@ovirt.org/ and report your feedback there. Please join the trello board for sharing what you’re going to test so others can focus on different areas not covered by your test. If you don’t want to register to trello, please share on the […]

oVirt 4.5.0 Alpha is now available for testing

The oVirt project is excited to announce the availability of oVirt 4.5.0 Alpha release for testing , as of March 16th, 2022.   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 on top of oVirt 4.4. Important notes before you try it Please note this is an Alpha release. The oVirt Project makes no guarantees as to its suitability or usefulness. This pre-release must not be used in production, and it is not feature […]

The future of oVirt, from a February 2022 point of view

The history of oVirt is an interesting story. In the beginning, the oVirt project was created by Red Hat, which open-sourced a product that was obtained through the Qumranet acquisition. From this open-source project, Red Hat built a product and made it available to customers as Red Hat Virtualization (RHV). The oVirt project is governed by a board that initially included all the members of the Open Virtualization Alliance, including Red Hat, Cisco, Suse, IBM, Canonical, Intel, and NetApp. Over the years, the original members of the board have resigned, leaving only Red Hat as the main contributor to the […]

oVirt 4.4.10 is now generally available

The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.4.10 , as of January 18th, 2022. 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 […]

Visualize and Monitor the oVirt environment with Grafana

In this post we’ll explore how to monitor the oVirt environment so you can visualize performance, resources and trends.

Important changes to the oVirt Terraform Provider

Update: The Terraform provider is now available on the Terraform Registry. We are making sweeping and backwards-incompatible changes to the oVirt Terraform provider. We want your feedback before we make these changes. Here’s the short list what we would like to change, please read the details below. The current master branch will be renamed to legacyv0. The usage of this provider will be phased out within Red Hat around the end / beginning of next year. If you want to create a fork, we are happy to add a link to your fork to the readme. A new main branch […]

6 ways Grafana can help you improve performance in oVirt

In this post: Learn how using Grafana in oVirt can help you save time and resources, free resources, optimize your workload schedule, and more!

oVirt Monitoring Alerts via Grafana

In this blog we will explain how to configure alerts in Grafana for your oVirt environment and provide an example alerts dashboard that you can import, use and edit to your needs. The alerts can be configured to send you notifications by different channels as described in Grafana List of supported notifiers. This blog focuses on how to configure Grafana to send alerts by email.

Recording your talk for the oVirt Conference

If you are a speaker for the upcoming oVirt Conference, you may be wondering how to record your talk. This guide will walk you through setting up OBS Studio, an excellent open source recording and streaming software. First of all, please obtain OBS from the link above or from your Linux distribution repository. Don’t worry, you don’t need the latest and greatest, any version from recent years will do. Once you start up OBS, you will be greeted by the Auto-Configuration Wizard. Please cancel this wizard as we will set up things manually. Then, please click the Settings button at […]