Have you got some free time? Do you want to get involved in the oVirt project?

Do you like the idea of having fresh disk images of your favorite distribution in the oVirt Glance repository?

You can help by testing existing online images ensuring they work with cloud-init,

or creating one yourself and report your success to devel@ovirt.org.

We'll be happy to upload the images once these are ready.

Do you like Debian? Do you have some programming or packaging skills?

Help getting Vdsm running on it! There is some on-going work [14] on inclusion of Vdsm into Debian.

We wish to test and fix Vdsm Debian packages to make them working before the next Debian freeze.

You can find all current Debian work (Vdsm and related packages) in Debian git repositories [10].

You can follow the progress and participate on oVirt development mailing list [11].

Here are some bugs you can try to help with:

Bug ID


oVirt Team





[RFE] Document when and where new features are available when upgrading cluster / datacenters




Incomplete error message when adding VNIC profile to running VM




[TEXT] New package listing of engine-setup when upgrading packages is not user friendly




update image uploader documentation




update iso uploader documentation




update log collector documentation




Require sos >= 3.3 when available - ovirt sosreport plugin doesn't obfuscate password used in aaa extensions

Are you great at packaging software? Do you prefer a distribution which is currently unsupported by oVirt?

Do you want to have packages included in your preferred distribution? Help getting oVirt ported there!

Fedora: http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/devel/2015-September/011426.html

CentOS: https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Virtualization

Gentoo: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/OVirt (GSoC: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2016/Ideas )

Debian: http://www.ovirt.org/develop/release-management/features/debian-support-for-hosts/

Archlinux: http://www.ovirt.org/develop/developer-guide/arch-linux/

OpenSUSE: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/Virtualization:oVirt

Do you love DevOps? You count stable builds in jenkins ci while trying to fall asleep?

Then oVirt infra team is looking for you! Join the infra team and dive in to do the newest and coolest devops tools today!

Here are some of our open tasks you can help with: https://ovirt-jira.atlassian.net/secure/RapidBoard.jspa?rapidView=6

You can also help by sharing how you use oVirt in your DevOps environment (please use [DevOps] in the subject).

You can check out more docs on the DevOps side of oVirt in [12][13]

Do you want to improve oVirt System Testing[15] and the Lago[16] system running them?

We have all the documentation[17] you need to get started! Check it out and run the test suite yourself!

You don't have programming skills, not enough time for DevOps, but still want to contribute?

Here are some bugs you can take care of, also without writing a line of code:


Do you prefer to test things? We have some test cases[5] you can try, using nightly snapshots[6].

For 4.1 we're rebasing Fedora support on Fedora 24, you can help by running nightly snapshots[6] on it and reporting issues.

Do you want to contribute test cases? Most of the features[7] included in oVirt are missing a test case, you're welcome to contribute one!

Do you want to contribute artworks? oVirt Live backgrounds and covers, release banners, stickers, .... Take a look at Fedora Artworks[9] as an example of what you can do

Do you love alternative architectures? You can test ppc64le and aarch64 packages from CentOS Virt SIG:

Is this the first time you try to contribute to the oVirt project?

You can start from here [1][2]!

You don't know gerrit very well? You can find some more docs here [3].

Any other question about development? Feel free to ask on devel@ovirt.org or on irc channel[4].

You don't really have time / skills for any development / documentation / testing related task?

Spread the word[8]!

Let us know you're getting involved, present yourself and tell us what you're going to do, you'll be welcome!

[1] http://www.ovirt.org/develop/

[2] http://www.ovirt.org/develop/dev-process/working-with-gerrit/

[3] https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com/Documentation

[4] http://www.ovirt.org/community/

[5] http://www.ovirt.org/develop/infra/testing/

[6] http://www.ovirt.org/develop/dev-process/install-nightly-snapshot/

[7] http://www.ovirt.org/develop/release-management/features/

[8] http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-much-longer-can-red-hats-ovirt-remain-covert/

[9] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork#Resources

[10] http://git.debian.org

[11] http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/devel

[12] http://ovirt-infra-docs.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

[13] http://www.ovirt.org/develop/infra/infrastructure-documentation/

[14] https://www.ovirt.org/develop/release-management/features/debian-support-for-hosts/

[15] https://gerrit.ovirt.org/gitweb?p=ovirt-system-tests.git;a=summary

[16] https://github.com/lago-project/lago

[17] http://lago.readthedocs.io/en/stable/

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