1. About oVirt
oVirt is a virtualization management application. That means that you can use the oVirt management interface (the oVirt engine) to manage hardware nodes, storage and network resources, and to deploy and monitor virtual machines running in your data center.
If you are familiar with VMware products, it is conceptually similar to vSphere. oVirt serves as the bedrock for Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualization product, and is the "upstream" project where new features are developed in advance of their inclusion in that supported product offering.
To get started with oVirt, you can follow the upstream quick start guide.
The oVirt team is currently delivering RPM packages for CentOS 7 on ovirt.org site repositories.
2. oVirt and the CentOS Virtualization SIG
oVirt joined the CentOS Virtualization SIG with the following goals:
- have a qemu-kvm package providing live snapshot capability [DONE]
- having latest oVirt RPMs within CentOS for allowing CentOS and oVirt users to work with a single repository. [DONE host side][WIP manager side]
- have oVirt Live as CentOS Spin [DESIGN]
- have oVirt Node as CentOS Spin [DESIGN]
- take advantage of other SIG like the Storage SIG for Gluster support [DONE]
3. Testing oVirt within CentOS Virtualization SIG
oVirt packages for the hypervisor node have been built from the latest upstream stable versions with CBS and are available on CentOS mirrors.
On the host you'll use as hypervisor node enable the oVirt repositories:
for oVirt 3.6 Clusters:
$ sudo yum install centos-release-ovirt36
for oVirt 4.0 Clusters:
$ sudo yum install centos-release-ovirt40
For using the manager the suggested path is to install the ovirt-hosted-engine-setup tool and deploy it using the ovirt-engine OVA provided by oVirt upstream:
for 3.6 oVirt engine: http://jenkins.ovirt.org/job/ovirt-appliance_ovirt-3.6_build-artifacts-el7-x86_64/
for 4.0 oVirt engine: http://jenkins.ovirt.org/job/ovirt-appliance_ovirt-4.0_build-artifacts-el7-x86_64/
Then follow the Hosted Engine How-To.
4. Updated Documentation
Please refer to the oVirt documentation:
Or to Red Hat Virtualization documentation: