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Announcing Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3.10

John Priest
Director of Product Management

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager release 4.3.10 which is based on the 4.3.10 release from the open source oVirt project. This release is an update for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3. For more information about Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager core features, see the datasheet.  

Notable updates added with the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3.10 release include:

  1. oVirt bug fixes and security updates: Over 100 RPMs have been updated to incorporate bug fixes and security patches
  2. Support for the latest Oracle Linux 7 KVM release: The latest Oracle Linux 7 update 9 KVM release with UEK6 has been tested with Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3.10
  3. KVM utilities updates: The latest qemu and libvirt packages delivered to the KVM utilities channel have been tested with Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3.10
  4. Huge pages support: Huge page support (High Performance VM) has been tested and is now supported with this release

More information on these updates can be found in the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager Document Library. Visit the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager Training website for videos, documents, and other useful links and further information on setting up and managing this solution.

Updating or upgrading Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

Customers that have already deployed Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3 can update to 4.3.10 using the Oracle Linux yum server or the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network. The two channels in the Oracle Linux 7 repositories that users will access to update Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager are:

  • oVirt 4.3 - base packages required for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

  • oVirt 4.3 Extra Packages - additional packages for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

The update process (or upgrade from Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.2) can be accomplished by executing a few simple commands:

  • # engine-upgrade-check
  • # yum update ovirt\*setup\*
  • # engine-setup

Oracle Linux 7 KVM hosts can be updated using the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager Administration Portal. From the Compute→ Hosts menu select the KVM host and then Installation→Upgrade.

New deployments of Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager can also be done using the same oVirt43 yum channels. For new Oracle Linux KVM host deployments, installation media (ISO images) are available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Additional information on updating, upgrading, or installing Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager and KVM hosts can be found in the Getting Started Guide.

Both Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager and Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used, and distributed free of charge and all updates and errata are freely available.

Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager Support

This server virtualization management platform can be easily deployed to configure, monitor, and manage an Oracle Linux KVM environment with enterprise-grade performance and support from Oracle. Support for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager is available to customers with an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription. Refer to Oracle Linux Support for information about Oracle Linux support levels.

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Comments ( 9 )
  • Ronaldo Dorigo Friday, February 26, 2021
    Bom dia,

    Excelente notícia, vou fazer um teste...

  • Zarliexs Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    Currently I'm using OVM Manager to manage Solaris/SPARC server, is it possible with OLVM?

  • Simon Monday, March 8, 2021
    Hi Zarl,

    OLVM is not built to manage Solaris/SPARC Server(s).

  • Wilter Thursday, March 18, 2021
    after upgrade, we have problems with udev rules on VMs.
    The ID_SERIAL of existing disk devices has changed.
    Any caveats about that?

  • Simon Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    Hi Wilter,

    disk-id should not change.
    That said, please, reach out our support to http://support.oracle.com to receive support on this.

  • James Loker-Steele Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    Thanks for releasing this well needed upgrade.
    However, we have a security scanning tool that is highlighting the issue of Python2 still being used which is no longer supported as of January 2020.
    Are there any plans to make it work on Python3?
    This is causing problems with infosec allowing the use of the software.
  • Simon Monday, May 17, 2021
    Hi James,

    python2 is part of Oracle Linux 7 support and will continue to be maintained by Oracle.
    Hope this helps.

  • Erik Friday, July 2, 2021
    Is OLVM only available on OL7 - and not on OL8?
  • Simon Thursday, July 8, 2021
    HI Erik,

    right, actual OLVM 4.3 release is available only for OL7.

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