oVirt Node

oVirt Node is a minimal operating system based on CentOS that is designed to provide a simple method for setting up a physical machine to act as a hypervisor in an oVirt environment. The minimal operating system contains only the packages required for the machine to act as a hypervisor, and features a Cockpit user interface for monitoring the host and performing administrative tasks.

Due to this minimalistic approach, oVirt Node NG is not recommended if you need to customize the configuration of your virtualization hosts with multiple additional packages or third party software.

Installing oVirt Node

Before you start installing oVirt Node be sure to meet requirements on your virtualization host, see Host Requirements in the Installing oVirt as a self-hosted engine using the command line guide.

Once ready, see oVirt Nodes in the Installing oVirt as a self-hosted engine using the command line guide for installation instructions.

Note: CentOS Stream 9 based ISO images are provided as tech preview!

Known issues:

On oVirt Node based on CentOS Stream 9 with UEFI secure boot, vdsm fails to decode DMI data due to

Bug 2081648 – python-dmidecode module fails to decode DMI data

oVirt Node 4.5 - Stable Release

This is the site hosting oVirt Node 4.5 images including the latest oVirt 4.5 released packages.

oVirt Node 4.5 - Pre Release

This is the site hosting oVirt Node 4.5 pre release images including the latest oVirt 4.5 pre release packages.

oVirt Node Master - Latest master, experimental

This is the oVirt Node image build based on oVirt packages from the master branches.


Old releases

The oVirt community developers can’t commit to backport fixes to older releases: please consider upgrading to latest stable release as soon as practical.

oVirt Node 4.4

This is the oVirt Node 4.4 image including the latest oVirt 4.4 packages.

oVirt Node 4.3

This is the oVirt Node 4.3 image including the latest oVirt 4.3 packages.

oVirt Node 4.2

This is the oVirt Node 4.2 image including the latest oVirt 4.2 packages.

oVirt Node 4.1

This is the oVirt Node 4.1 image including the latest oVirt 4.1 packages.