I am experimenting with the recently released oVirt product. I
installed ovirt-node 2.2.2 on a server, and the ovirt engine on a new
Fedora 16 installation. I attached the ovirt-node to the manager, got
it up and ready for use. I created two additional NFS domains, one for
data and one for export. Those two and the automatically installed one
called "ISODomain" are all three "green" and "active".
On the ovirt manager Fedora box, I used engine-iso-uploader to upload
an ISO to "ISODomain". The command was
engine-iso-uploader -i ISODomain upload my.iso
This completed okay, and the ISO file has been copied there:
# du -k /isodomain/
[root@oravm3 11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111]# ls -l
-rw-r-----. 1 vdsm kvm 3591360512 Feb 23 13:24
The problem is that I can't see the ISO from the ovirt manager. When I
open the storage tab, and click on the ISO domain, and then open the
images tab, it shows NOTHING. I refreshed it, and even logged out and
back in again, but the ISO isn't visible from here.
Shouldn't it be?
I have a HP ProLiant DL380 G5. I have tried about all available Node
ISO's but each fails during the partitioning. Error refers to the file
.. with error :
global name 'disk' is not defined
I have an evaluation version of the lates RHEV Hypervisor and that
does install fine.
Any pointers or ideas ?
Took me some time before I had time to install the new Ovirt. Now that I did have time, the install was a breeze. Having the RPM repo available helpt a lot off course. :)
I have the engine running and storage is connected as is the ISO nfs.
Now I wanted to get a VM host running by booting the node ISO but am running in to a problem.
I put the iso via a NAS as a virtual CD on a SuperMicro systems IPMI. Once I boot the machine for the first time, so to install the node, it ends with:
dracut Warning: No root device "live:/dev/disk/by-label/ovirt-node-image" found
Dropping to debug shell.
sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
Looking in /dev/disk there is no by-label directory.
I get this error with 'ovirt-node-image-2.2.2-2.2.fc16.iso' and the latest 'ovirt-node-image-2.2.3-1.1.fc16.iso'
This is on first install.
Hope to have a host up and running this week.
Any help is appriciated.
aka mivaho on irc
After installing a node with a build of the main branch of git (2.3.0),
I get the following error:
Which is strange as this is the first and currently only node in this
I am unable to remove or Activate the node after this.
Then I thought I'd just install the stable node iso, so I wiped the
local drive and installed it again with 2.2.3. But now I'm unable to add
the node as I get:
Error: Cannot add Host, Host unique id is ambiguous with hosts: en-vh01.
Even though I wiped the disk, gave it a different hostname en-vh02 and
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Just wanted to let you know the latest nightly build and latest
RHEV/RHEL spice client/plugin has completely resolved mouse interaction
issues with the following tested guests:
Red Hat 7.3
Red Hat 9
Fedora core 1 - 14
Fedora core 15
Fedora core 16
Red Hat Enterprise 3.x
Red Hat Enterprise 4.x
Red Hat Enterprise 5.x
Red Hat Enterpise 6.x
SLES 11 SP1
Windows 2000 SP4
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Solaris 10 Update9
Solaris 11 Express
I ran through the usual above suspect list of guests and am happy to
report all is now well.
A side note provided the appropriate NIC model is used with the
respective guest type networking works fine in all of the above.
Most importantly mouse interactivity works OOB now. Hats off to you guys
A related question. It seems at the moment spice browser support is
Under windows only Internet Explorer can be used.
Under linux only Firefox with the spice-xpi plugin can be used.
When/or if can we expect to see spice interaction with ovirt/rhev guests
Firefox + Windows
Google Chrome + Windows
Google Chrome + Linux
These below are probably a real stretch but just for fun any thoughts on
Mac OSX ?
Android devices ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Itamar Heim [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:02 PM
> To: Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare)
> Subject: Re: [Users] ovirt VM custom properties
> On 02/15/2012 11:00 PM, Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare) wrote:
>> I don't have an official env out yet for our developers to play with
>> quite yet.
>> What I can say is that they like what I have shown them and what this
>> enables for them (This is huge for them).
>> However I wanted to make sure I shook everything down first before
>> tossing them even a sandbox env to play in.
>> Thus if in the next few weeks there will be some changes to address
>> issue I can buy some time here.
>> I would rather have the root of the issue resolved or fixed
>> officially upstream rather than maintaining something.
>> I am assuming I should watch here: http://gerrit.ovirt.org for
>> changes in that regard?
> ping me for status in a few weeks may be easier, but feel free to
> monitor - i find it interesting to see all the changes going in
>> BTW many thanks for all your help Itamar!
>> - Chris
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Itamar Heim [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:42 PM
>> To: Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare)
>> Subject: Re: [Users] ovirt VM custom properties
>> On 02/15/2012 10:39 PM, Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare) wrote:
>>> On the server that is running the engine I am using the packages
>>> On the VM where I have the devel-env setup I checked out the engine
>>> via: git clone http://gerrit.ovirt.org/p/ovirt-engine
>> the code around user portal is changing on a daily basis, and custom
>> properties should change as well in near future.
>> i expect the changes will solve your problem.
>> I suggest as an interim you consider the hook or admin alternatives?
>>> - Chris
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Itamar Heim [mailto:email@example.com]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:35 PM
>>> To: Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare)
>>> Subject: Re: [Users] ovirt VM custom properties
>>> are you using the released version or the master?
>>> On 02/15/2012 10:29 PM, Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare) wrote:
>>>> I was thinking about the vdsm hook scenario myself but I was stuck
>>>> the thinking that hooks could only be invoked via custom properties
>>>> before/after vdsm invocation.
>>>> Thank you for the heads up on that as that could definitely work.
>>>> gives me an option down that route for now as well.
>>>> The other thought I had was to modify the existing GWT code for the
>>>> user portal.
>>>> I would just want to recompile/build an rpm for just the user
>>>> portal which seems to come from
>>>> I think I found where the code would need to be altered.
>>>> *Note in advance Hardware/OS guy attempting to code* Please excuse
>>>> poor form ;)
>>>> v ir t/engine/ui/userportal/client/modalpanels
>>>> --> file: NewVmModalPanel.java
>>>> --> lines 76 - 84
>>>> --> add: TabButton customPropertiesTabButton; lines 100 - 108
>>>> --> add: customPropertiesTabButton = new TabButton("Custom
>>>> --> Properties",
>>>> new CustomPropertiesTabPane());
>>>> --> lines 622 - 632
>>>> --> GWT code to constuct CustomPropertiesTabPane is already
>>>> This should be it unless there is something else I missed.
>>>> From there I think I would just need to rebuild the
>>>> ovirt-engine-userportal RPM with just those changes.
>>>> I have a FC16 build env set up per:
>>>> Any helpful hints to just rebuild only the userportal with just
>>>> Build output should ultimately be:
>>>> In that manner I can rpm -U ovirt-engine-userportal on the target
>>>> - Chris
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Itamar Heim [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:46 PM
>>>> To: Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare)
>>>> Cc: Andrew Cathrow; users; lpeer>> Livnat Peer
>>>> Subject: Re: [Users] ovirt VM custom properties
>>>> On 02/15/2012 05:34 PM, Brown, Chris (GE Healthcare) wrote:
>>>>> I assume the code for the Admin portal and PUP are shared (w/o
>>>>> looking) in regards to editing VM settings.
>>>>> Thus if I understand what you are saying, is that given proper
>>>>> permissions a power user would be able to view/edit the "custom
>>>>> Any thoughts on a way now short of code changes to work around
>>>>> this (this is really a killer for our use cases)?
>>>>> An initial thought I had was to develop something perhaps a custom
>>>>> page (for now) leveraging the API to allow such changes.
>>>> you may have noticed the API allows this, but is limited to
>>>> you could create a role of admin with limited permissions just like
>>>> power user role, and give it to these users.
>>>> only different from power user portal would be look and feel and
>>>> the fact they could see VMs of others (and the rest of the entities
>>>> in the
>>>> my view is the solution to this is to add a feature of permissions
>>>> custom properties, which requires making them entities, rather than
>>>> string, etc.
>>>>> Ultimately I see three core solutions to this issue:
>>>>> - The spice input/mouse interaction issues are resolved for all
>>>>> (old and new)
>>>>> - The UI allows for changes to the type of input device
>>>>> - Power users also have access to custom properties and can just
>>>>> the vdsm hook instead.
>>>> as a temporary solution, would it hurt your new guests if you make
>>>> hook always enable the device? any other field in the vm you could
>>>> base the decision on by the hook as an interim solution (it can go
>>>> hacky as vmname has X in it - hooks don't have to be based on
>>>> custom properties).
>>>>> Let me know your thoughts.
Me too here having problem with 2.2.3. I tried with both sel- built iso and official iso in stateless boot. This used to work in 2.2.2 with stateless patches.
In the official iso the problem is similar to Michel van Horseen has seen: in my case Dracut couldn't find root device: liveiso:/..... but this is strange as I have put in kernel option root=live:/.... and it should have taken that instead of self invented "liveiso:/". This used to work for me with 2.2.2. something broken here.
In my own build, the boot dropped into an emergency shell complaining about missing /usr/libexec/ovirt-auto-install file. I know I chatted with Mike Burns for a while yesterday regarding this. This is a new build off tag ovirt-node-2.2.3 but the problem seems persisting.
>Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:37:08 -0500
>From: Joey Boggs <jboggs(a)redhat.com>
>To: Michel van Horssen <mvanhorssen(a)vluchtelingenwerk.nl>
>Subject: Re: [Users] Node ISO problem
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>On 02/22/2012 11:30 AM, Michel van Horssen wrote:
>> Took me some time before I had time to install the new Ovirt. Now that I did
>have time, the install was a breeze. Having the RPM repo available helpt a lot
>off course. :)
>> I have the engine running and storage is connected as is the ISO nfs.
>> Now I wanted to get a VM host running by booting the node ISO but am
>running in to a problem.
>> I put the iso via a NAS as a virtual CD on a SuperMicro systems IPMI. Once I
>boot the machine for the first time, so to install the node, it ends with:
>> dracut Warning: No root device "live:/dev/disk/by-label/ovirt-node-image"
>> Dropping to debug shell.
>> sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
>> Looking in /dev/disk there is no by-label directory.
>> I get this error with 'ovirt-node-image-2.2.2-2.2.fc16.iso' and the latest 'ovirt-
>> This is on first install.
>> Hope to have a host up and running this week.
>> Any help is appriciated.
>> aka mivaho on irc
>> Users mailing list
>Once you get to the dracut shell run "blkid" and post those results
We have the same problem and error messages with the SuperMicro IPMI
I hooked up a external cd-drive with the same iso and everything works fine.
After installation we have yet another IPMI related problem though. I
was unable to configure the node through IPMI java remote console; when
trying to fill in a field or select a value the screen output messes up
so you cannot see what you're trying to configure. I had to attach a
screen and keyboard to the machine to install the node :-(
On 02/22/2012 06:00 PM, users-request(a)ovirt.org wrote:
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> Hi joe,
>> Once you get to the dracut shell run "blkid" and post those results
> The output of the "blkid" command is:
> /dev/sr0: LABEL="ovirt-node-image" TYPE="iso9660"
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We have some problems with the Power Management setup in ovirt.
I'm unable to get the Power Management functionality working with our
Supermicro MBD-X8DTT-HEF+ IPMI.
Are there any special options to configure? I choose as type "ipmilan"
Everything works fine manually with:
ipmitool -H *.*.*.226 -U ADMIN sel
Asking this on both the ovirt and vdsm mailing lists.
What is the right way to get a debug output or dump of the XML-RPC
that is being sent between ovirt and vdsm, either from the ovirt side
and/or from the vdsm side ?
Is there any way of dumping the xml-rpc being sent between ovirt-vdsm
Any pointers appreciated.