The oVirt project is excited to announce the general availability of oVirt 4.2.0, as of December 20, 2017.

This release unleashes an altogether more powerful and flexible open source virtualization solution that encompasses over 1000 individual changes and a wide range of enhancements across the engine, storage, network, user interface, and analytics.

Key features include:

- A redesigned Administration Portal, with an improved user-interface
- A new VM portal for non-admin users, for a more streamlined experience
- High Performance virtual machine type, for easy optimization of high performance workloads.
- oVirt metrics store, a new monitoring solution providing complete infrastructure visibility
- Support for virtual machine connectivity via software-defined networks

- oVirt now supports Nvidia vGPU

- The ovirt-ansible-roles set of packages helps users with common administration tasks

- Virt-v2v now supports Debian/Ubuntu and EL and Windows-based virtual machines

For more information about these and other features, check out the oVirt 4.2.0 blog post.

This release is available now on x86_64 architecture for:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 or later
* CentOS Linux (or similar) 7.4 or later

This release supports Hypervisor Hosts on x86_64 and ppc64le (with 4.1 cluster compatibility only) architectures for:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 or later
* CentOS Linux (or similar) 7.4 or later
* oVirt Node 4.2 (available for x86_64 only)

See the release notes [3] for installation / upgrade instructions and a list of new features and bugs fixed.

If you’re managing more than one oVirt instance, OpenShift Origin or RDO we also recommend to try ManageIQ.

- oVirt Appliance is already available.
- oVirt Node is already available [4]

- oVirt Windows Guest Tools iso is already available [4]

Additional Resources:
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