The oVirt Project develops and distributes an open source virtualization management platform that combines the KVM hypervisor with advanced capabilities for hosts and guests, including high availability, live migration, storage management, system scheduling, and more. As part of its community's efforts to provide education about oVirt and to bring more contributors into the fold, oVirt is hosting workshops at LinuxCon North America and LinuxCon Europe. Interested parties are invited to attend these workshops free of charge, and all workshop participants are eligible for a $200 discount on their LinuxCon registration courtesy of The Linux Foundation.
During the workshops, you’ll learn about the technical background and direction of the oVirt project, including an update on the latest release (3.1). You’ll meet the developers and have an opportunity to see and dive into the code right away. The workshop is open to all who want to use, get involved with, or learn about this comprehensive open virtualization management platform.
The oVirt Project's second official release, version 3.1, provides a set of storage, interface and infrastructure enhancements to narrow the gap between the open source virtualization platform and proprietary alternatives. The release adds support for capturing and cloning from live snapshots, for virtual disk and network adapter hot plugging, and for connecting externally-hosted LUNs to oVirt virtual machines. The oVirt 3.1 web admin console also includes new interfaces for managing floating virtual disks and for configuring Gluster storage volumes. In addition, in the 3.1 release, Red Hat Directory Server and IBM Tivoli Directory Server join IPA and Active Directory as supported identity providers, which administrators may pair with initial support for user-based resource quota capabilities. For more information on oVirt 3.1, including installation instructions, please see the release notes at http://wiki.ovirt.org/wiki/Release_Notes.
You can learn more about the oVirt project at http://ovirt.org and check out its contributor information at http://www.ovirt.org/project/community.