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The following features of Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager are currently still under development, but are made available to you for testing and evaluation purposes.

Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

  • Automate configuring of Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager using the Ansible roles provided in the ovirt-ansible-roles package.
  • Data warehouse service and history database and engine database installation or migration to a separate host.
  • Full sampling scale for data warehouse.
  • Dashboard migration to a separate host.
  • Additional functionality to the Admin Portal through custom user interface plugins.
  • External providers that provide external resources to Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.
  • The engine-config command (the Engine Configuration Tool) changes to global configuration settings for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.
  • USB Filter Editor used to create the usbfilter.txt policy file for filtering USB devices on Windows client devices.
  • Quotas and service level agreements to control access to resources.
  • Custom hooks to extend the functionality of the host agent (VDSM).
  • Configuring additional internal local user domains for Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.
  • External directory server apart from Active Directory and OpenLDAP Standard Schema (options 3 and 9 when you use the ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-ldap-setup command).
  • Users log in automatically to the Administration Portal or VM Portal using the credentials obtained from a Kerberos or LDAP server (single sign-on).
  • moVirt Android client for the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) compliance support, which you can enable selectively, on specific VMs and bare metal machines, or across environment.

Compute

  • CPU quality of service (QoS) entries to control the amount processing capability virtual machines can access on hosts.
  • Trusted compute pools to deploy virtual machines on clusters that use Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT).
  • Existing Gluster storage cluster.
  • GPU passthrough that attaches host GPUs directly to virtual machines.

Network

  • Host network interfaces configured to use ethtool or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) custom properties.
  • PCI network cards attached directly to virtual machines (PCI passthrough or SR-IOV).
  • Network bonds that use bond modes 0 (round-robin policy), 2 (XOR policy), 3 (broadcast policy), and 5 (adaptive transmit load balancing policy).
  • Host quality of service entries that to control the bandwidth a logical network uses on a physical interface.
  • Virtual machine quality of service entries to control to the input/output of VNICs.
  • External network providers, including the Open Virtual network (OVN) provider.
  • Network security groups provided by the OpenStack Neutron service.
  • Networks and interfaces managed with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

Storage

  • Wipe after delete functionality to zero out used blocks in virtual disks.
  • Storage quality of service (QoS) entries to control the maximum throughput and I/O operations for virtual disks in a storage domain.
  • Disk profiles to define the maximum throughput and I/O for virtual disks in a storage domain.
  • POSIX-compliant file system support to allow access to storage not exposed using NFS, iSCSI, or FCP.

Virtual Machines (Guests)

  • Seal and automate the initialization of Windows guests using sysprep.
  • Automatic installs of guest additions in Windows guests using the Application Provisioning Tool (APT).
  • User log in automatically to Linux virtual machines using their Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager credentials (single sign-on).
  • User log in automatically to virtual machines using the credentials obtained from a Kerberos or LDAP server (single sign-on).
  • Host devices directly attached to virtual machines, including SCSI devices such as disks, PCI devices such as NICs and GPUs, and USB devices such as webcams (passthrough or SR-IOV).
  • Virtual machine authentication using smart cards on client devices (smart card authentication).
  • Multiple displays with virtual machines.
  • Remote access to USB devices on Windows client devices using the usbdk driver (USB redirection).
  • Virtual NUMA nodes configured on virtual machines and pinned them to NUMA nodes on a physical host.
  • SAP monitoring in virtual machines enabled through the Administration Portal.