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

Sandro Bonazzola sbonazzo at redhat.com
Mon Oct 20 06:48:39 UTC 2014

Il 19/10/2014 16:53, Daniel Helgenberger ha scritto:
> 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).

I really like when someone report everything goes fine :-)

> Tomorrow I start checking out the new stuff.
> Thank you! I really appreciate the work you do.
> Daniel
> 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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