[ovirt-users] [ANN] oVirt 3.5 GA Releases

Daniel Helgenberger daniel.helgenberger at m-box.de
Sun Oct 19 14:53:57 UTC 2014

Congratulations! Hope you could get your party.

Sandro, as I know you always like to hear things like this:
I just upgraded my oVirt 3.4.4 installation to 3.5 and everything went
really well (apart from some package siging / deps; but these are really
not your issues).

Tomorrow I start checking out the new stuff.

Thank you! I really appreciate the work you do.


On 17.10.2014 14:46, Sandro Bonazzola wrote:
> The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the general availability of its sixth formal release, oVirt 3.5, as of October 17, 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, Fedora 20, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, and CentOS 6.5 (or similar) and allow you to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and
> CentOS 7 too as node and for running Hosted Engine.
> New features include:
> Live Merge
> ----------
> If an image has one or more snapshots, oVirt 3.5's merge command will combine the data of one volume into another. Live merges can be performed with
> data is pulled from one snapshot into another snapshot. The engine can merge multiple disks at the same time and each merge can independently fail or
> succeed in each operation.
> Import Storage Domain
> This latest release expands oVirt's feature of importing ISOs and exporting storage domains to expand support for importing an existing data storage
> domain. Based on information stored in the storage domain, oVirt can revive entities such as disks, virtual machines, and templates in the setup of
> any data center to which the storage domain is attached.
> Advanced Foreman Integration
> ----------------------------
> oVirt 3.5 adds the capability to provision and add hypervisors to oVirt from bare metal. Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool for physical
> and virtual servers. Through deep integration with configuration management, DHCP, DNS, TFTP, and PXE-based unattended installations, Foreman manages
> every stage of the lifecycle of your physical or virtual servers. Integrating Foreman with oVirt helps add hypervisor hosts managed by Foreman to the
> oVirt engine.
> Enhanced Authentication, Authorization and Accounting Support
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> A new architecture has been built for oVirt 3.5's authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) system. The enhancements will provide a clear
> separation of authentication from authorization and provide a developer API to develop custom extensions for authentication and authorization.
> New PatternFly Interface
> ------------------------
> oVirt 3.5 will have a new look and feel, using PatternFly, the open interface project. The new look and feel aims to maintain the colors and spirit
> associated with oVirt, while updating it with a new, modern, sleek, and minimal look. The minimal design allows complex screens to look cleaner and
> airier, and lets the user focus on the data and the tasks by removing all extraneous visual elements.
> Advanced Scheduling with Optaplanner
> ------------------------------------
> The Optaplanner is a new service that takes a snapshot of a cluster (a list of hosts and VMs) and computes an optimized VM-to-Host assignment
> solution. Optimization will is done on per Cluster basis. The administrator can use this information as a hint to tweak the cluster to better utilize
> resources.
> 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.
> A new repository has been created and will be automatically enabled by installing / upgrading ovirt-release35 package.
> See release notes page for further instructions about install / upgrade.
> A new oVirt Live iso is also available [2] and a new oVirt Node iso will be available soon.
> [1] http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_3.5_Release_Notes
> [2] http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/ovirt-3.5/iso/ovirt-live-el6-3.5.0.iso

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