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oVirt engine 3.1


The oVirt engine is the management application of the oVirt virtualization platform. Version 3.1 is the latest version, including the GUI and many important new features.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-7-18
  • Percentage of completion: 70%

Detailed Description

Version 3.0 of the oVirt engine was already included in Fedora 17, but we want to bring the new features provided by version 3.1 and we want also to include the GUI applications (web admin and user portal) that were not included because they require GWT.

Benefit to Fedora

Adding version 3.1 of the oVirt engine and the GUI applications to Fedora will attract users that are currently using the upstream project and will provide a complete and seamless virtualization management solution, with a web interface that can be used from virtually any place.


The scope of the feature includes the update to upstream version 3.1 and the addition of the GUI applications that were not included in Fedora 17.

How To Test

In order to test the user will need to install the ovirt-engine package in any Fedora supported platform (the packages are noarch):

yum install ovirt-engine

Once the feature is 100% completed this will download and install all the required packages, including the GUI applications.

After the installation the user will need to run the engine-setup command line tool. This tool will ask for the details of the environment (ports, passwords, host names, etc), will take care to do all the required configuration changes and will start the required services.

Once the setup is completed and the services up and running the user will use the GUI applications to add hypervisors (using oVirt node or Fedora itself), configure storage and manage virtual machines.

See the testing section of the oVirt wiki for detailed instructions.

User Experience

Users will have the ability to setup a complete virtualization management environment using GUI tools.


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