[Users] [Ann] oVirt 3.4 GA Releases

Alon Bar-Lev alonbl at redhat.com
Thu Mar 27 18:54:01 UTC 2014


Experimental Gentoo overlay is available[1], for whoever like to test it out.

The importance is mainly to show packages' customization for other distributions.

Alon Bar-Lev

[1] https://github.com/alonbl/ovirt-overlay

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Proffitt" <bproffit at redhat.com>
> To: "users" <users at ovirt.org>, announce at ovirt.org
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:52:21 AM
> Subject: [Users]  [Ann] oVirt 3.4 GA Releases
> The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the general availability of its
> fifth formal release, oVirt 3.4, as of March 27, 2014.
> oVirt is an open source alternative to VMware vSphere, and provides an
> excellent KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization. oVirt is
> available now for Fedora 19, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, and CentOS 6.5
> (or similar).
> New features include:
> oVirt 3.4 Release Notes
> * Hosted Engine: oVirt 3.4 features hosted engine, which enables oVirt engine
> to be run as a virtual machine (VM) on the host it manages. Hosted engine
> solves the chicken-and-the egg problem for users: the basic challenge of
> deploying and running an oVirt engine inside a VM. This clustered solution
> enables users to configure multiple hosts to run the hosted engine, ensuring
> the engine still runs in the event of any one host failure.
> * Enhanced Gluster Support: Gluster Volume Asynchronous Tasks Management
> enables users to re-balance volumes and remove bricks in Gluster
> operations/rebalance and remove bricks in Gluster volumes.
> * Preview: PPC64: Engine Support for PPC64 will add PPC64 architecture
> awareness to the ovirt-engine code, which currently makes various
> assumptions based on the x86 architecture. When specifying virtual machine
> devices, for example, what is suitable for x86 architecture may not be for
> POWER (or may not be available yet). VDSM Support for PPC64 introduces the
> capability of managing KVM on IBM POWER processors via oVirt. Administrators
> will be able to perform management functionalities such as adding or
> activating KVM, creating clusters of KVM and performing VM lifecycle
> management on any IBM POWER host. Migration is still a work in progress for
> KVM on IBM POWER processor.
> * Preview: Hot-plug CPUs: oVirt 3.4 adds a preview of a Hot-plug CPU feature
> that enables administrators to ensure customer's service-level agreements
> are being met, the full utilization of spare hardware, and the capability to
> dynamically to scale vertically, down or up, a system's hardware according
> to application needs without restarting the virtual machine.
> This release of oVirt also includes numerous bug fixes. See the release notes
> [1] for a complete list of the new features and bugs fixed.
> The existing repository ovirt-stable has been updated for delivering this
> release without the need of enabling any other repository.
> A new oVirt Node build is also available [2].
> [1] http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_3.4_Release_Notes
> [2]
> http://resources.ovirt.org/releases/3.4/iso/ovirt-node-iso-3.0.4-1.0.201401291204.vdsm34.el6.iso
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