Chapter 4. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

4.1. Features Requiring a Compatibility Upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

Some of the features provided by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 are only available if your data centers, clusters, and storage have a compatibility version of 3.5.

Table 4.1. Features Requiring a Compatibility Upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

Feature Description
Para-virtualized random number generator (RNG) device support
This feature adds support for enabling a para-virtualized random number generator in virtual machines. To use this feature, the random number generator source must be set at cluster level to ensure all hosts support and report desired RNG device sources. This feature is supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts of version 6.6 and higher.
Serial number policy support
This feature adds support for setting a custom serial number for virtual machines. Serial number policy can be specified at cluster level, or for an individual virtual machine.
Save OVF files on any data domain
This feature adds support for Open Virtualization Format files, including virtual machine templates, to be stored on any domain in a supported pool.
Boot menu support
This feature adds support for enabling a boot device menu in a virtual machine.
Import data storage domains
This feature adds support for users to add existing data storage domains to their environment. The Manager then detects and adds all the virtual machines in that storage domain.
SPICE copy and paste support
This feature adds support for users to enable or disable SPICE clipboard copy and paste.
Storage pool metadata removal
This feature adds support for storage pool metadata to be stored and maintained in the engine database only.
Network custom properties support
This feature adds support for users to define custom properties when a network is provisioned on a host.