“The oVirt project got its start at the beginning of this month
at a workshop, run by Red Hat and hosted at Cisco’s Milpitas,
Calif., campus. Following the workshop, Git software repositories
for each of its component subprojects went alive, along with a
fledgling set of build instructions on the project’s Wiki site.
I spent about a week working with the newly open-sourced oVirt
code. It’s fairly early days for the project, and it took a fair
amount of effort building the project’s management server, called
oVirt Engine, deploying it on Red Hat’s JBoss Java application
server, and connecting the engine to compute and storage resources
in our lab.