Chapter 2 What's New

The following new features are included with Release 4.3.6 of Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.

  • Self-hosted engine deployment

    In Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager, a self-hosted engine is a virtualized environment where the engine runs inside a virtual machine on the hosts in the environment. The virtual machine for the engine is created as part of the host configuration process. And, the engine is installed and configured in parallel to the host configuration. For additional information, see Self-Hosted Engine Deployment in the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager: Getting Started Guide.

  • Gluster 6 integration

    Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager has been integrated with Gluster 6, an open source scale-out distributed file system, to provide a hyperconverged solution where both compute and storage are provided from the same hosts. Gluster volumes residing on the hosts are used as storage domains in the Manager to store the virtual machine images. Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager is run as a self-hosted engine within a virtual machine on these hosts. For additional information, see Deploying GlusterFS Storage in the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager: Getting Started Guide.

    For more information on Gluster 6, see https://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/release-notes/6.0/.

  • Additional guest operating systems

    • Oracle® Linux 8

    • RedHat® Enterprise Linux 8

    • CentOS 8

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

    For more information, see Chapter 3, Requirements and Scalability Limits.

  • Virt-v2v utility

    The virt-v2v utility converts virtual machines from other hypervisors, including their disk images and metadata, for use with Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager and Oracle Linux KVM. The virt-v2v utility converts Oracle Linux, RedHat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Windows virtual machines running on Oracle VM and imports them for use in Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.

    For more information on the virt-v2v utility, see http://libguestfs.org/virt-v2v.1.html