Is it possible / planned to support different CPU types for VM hosts in oVirt? I'd like to add a host with Opteron 6128 CPUs to my cluster with an existing host that has Xeon E5506 CPUs. Unfortunately, the GUI informs me that "host does not meet the cluster's minimum CPU level. Missing CPU features : vmx, model_Conroe"; is there any way to use a more general "compatibility" mode? I know that native KVM/libvirt supported this, as I was able to live migrate VMs between these hosts before moving our infrastructure to oVirt.
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Last week I pitched the idea of having some demo videos (I called them
"screencasts" although that's not quite accurate) ready before the 3.1
release next week.
I don't have the domain knowledge to do this myself, so I need your help!
What is there to do?
1. Go to http://wiki.ovirt.org/wiki/Screencasts - have a look at the
features I've proposed for the first round of videos. If you really
think one of them shouldn't be there, or there's a really important
feature you'd like to see a demo for, please reply here and we'll
discuss it. You can always add a proposed feature with the skeleton
template to the Screencasts page also, but there's no guarantee we'll
have a video by the time the release comes around. It would helkp me
prioritise if we could gather feedback here.
2. For each feature, we should have a scenario/script for the demo,
* Required pre-requisites and set-up (what do I need to do before I
start the demo)
* A step by step description of how to show the feature being demoed
Right now, only two features are described, and those descriptions may
If you see a feature which is not yet described, and you know how to use
it, please add a little script following the template. If you see a
feature which is not described well enough, please update the description.
3. For each feature with a script, we need a video. I have started a
page to help people record videos of their screen, for the systems I
know about: http://wiki.ovirt.org/wiki/Recording_video - the videos
(without sound) can, I think, be attached to the wiki page - ogv or webm
format preferably, please!
4. For each video, we will need a sound-track. I'm happy to voice over
some of the videos, but again, it would be nice to spread the load.
We're not even here yet, though.
Thanks everyone for your help! It will be greatly appreciated.
Community Action and Impact
Open Source and Standards Team, Red Hat
Phone: +33 9 50 71 55 62
I have been building and running engine on my dev machine from
source. Today I tried to install and setup engine from RPM on another
machine. I followed the procedure from
http://wiki.ovirt.org/wiki/Installing_ovirt_from_rpm. But I get the
following error -
oVirt Engine will be installed using the following configuration:
Proceed with the configuration listed above? (yes|no): yes
Configuring oVirt-engine... [ DONE ]
Creating CA... [ DONE ]
Editing JBoss Configuration... [ DONE ]
Setting Database Configuration... [ DONE ]
Setting Database Security... [ DONE ]
Creating Database... [ DONE ]
Updating the Default Data Center Storage Type... [ DONE ]
Editing oVirt Engine Configuration... [ DONE ]
Editing Postgresql Configuration... [ DONE ]
Configuring Firewall (iptables)... [ DONE ]
Starting JBoss Service... [ ERROR ]
Error: Can't start the ovirt-engine service
Please check log file
/var/log/ovirt-engine/engine-setup_2012_08_03_16_16_41.log for more
And the log shows -
2012-08-03 18:08:56::DEBUG::engine-setup::1747::root:: config-nfs: no
2012-08-03 18:08:56::DEBUG::engine-setup::1747::root:: override-iptables: no
2012-08-03 18:08:56::ERROR::engine-setup::2376::root:: Traceback (most
recent call last):
File "/bin/engine-setup", line 2370, in <module>
File "/bin/engine-setup", line 2159, in main
File "/bin/engine-setup", line 2105, in runSequences
File "/usr/share/ovirt-engine/scripts/setup_controller.py", line
54, in runAllSequences
File "/usr/share/ovirt-engine/scripts/setup_sequences.py", line 154, in run
File "/usr/share/ovirt-engine/scripts/setup_sequences.py", line 60, in run
File "/bin/engine-setup", line 1535, in _startJboss
File "/usr/share/ovirt-engine/scripts/common_utils.py", line 795, in start
raise Exception(output_messages.ERR_FAILED_START_SERVICE % self.name)
Exception: Error: Can't start the ovirt-engine service
I verified that there was no java process running before starting
'engine-setup'. I also noticed that .../standalone/deployment/
directory only had a README file.
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I've been using 3.0 for some testing recently and was very confused by
how to manage new users !? It doesnt seem to be possible to add more
"local" users at all ? Or is there a document you can point me at ?
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<font size="-1"><font face="Tahoma">Hi there,<br>
I've been using 3.0 for some testing recently and was very
confused by how to manage new users !? It doesnt seem to be
possible to add more "local" users at all ? Or is there a
document you can point me at ? <br>
3 aug 2012 kl. 09.55 skrev Karli Sjöberg:
> 3 aug 2012 kl. 09.30 skrev Martin Kletzander:
>> On 08/02/2012 04:20 PM, Karli Sjöberg wrote:
>>> Sorry man, I spoke too soon. It´s back again:(
>>> I´ve got another guest "stuck". It´s all for testing at this point, so I
>>> can basically do anything I want with it, so I just shut it down and put
>>> the host back into maintenance. I guess something must still have the
>>> old locale written in some conf somewhere, set after it was installed.
>>> Do you know where to start looking?
>> No problem, but I don't think it will be the locale again. BTW I took
>> this off-list when I replied to you last time. Try looking at
>> libvirtd.log again. If you don't find anything, then you can try sending
>> it to me or libvirt-users list (if it is libvirt that's doing the
>> problem, but I don't think so).
> Well, hasty as I am, I thought that maybe it would be good to remove glibc and glib-common, and then installing again... Turns out that don´t work out too well, haha:) So I´m reinstalling it right now, and was careful to choose us_EN this time. Will keep you posted on how it turns out.
After a clean reinstall and us_EN locale it´s working again, just as expected. I´ll still keep an eye on it though, just in case.
I have an environment where I would like to be able to provide users
with a single web interface from which they would be able to open a
console on either a virtual machine or on a physical machine. Playing
with a clean install of oVirt 3.1 suggests that oVirt is not capable
of doing this.
Has anyone successfully configured oVirt to provide this capability,
or know of a system that could integrate with oVirt to meet that
Then you should still have a look at the Leostream Connection Broker. (www.leostream.com) One of
the latest features we're integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization / (ovirt). And they
support both Windows and Linux.
They support a wide variety of protocols and flexible configurations as well.
On Thu, August 2, 2012 15:13, Randall Wood wrote:
> Yes, I have a few of those available. They are nice (when the
> bandwidth is there to support them).
> I'm looking for a single broker interface for both physical and
> virtual machines that supports both Windows and Linux.
> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM, Sigbjorn Lie <sigbjorn(a)nixtra.com> wrote:
>> Have you looked at Teradici PCoIP? They have a hardware solution based on a PCIe card in the
>> host machine, and a PCoIP thin client. The performance is stunning. You don't even notice that
>> you're connected to a thin client. I'm using this on a daily basis myself.
>> To get a broker you can use Leostream's Connection Broker which supports Teradici PCoIP both
>> for Windows and Linux.
>> You will be needing the thin client when connecting. I don't think you can use a software
>> client to connect to the physical machines. You can ask Leostream about this.
>> See the following youtube video for more info:
>> This solution is for physical machines, not virtual machines.
>> On Thu, August 2, 2012 14:44, Randall Wood wrote:
>>> Sorry for the delay in responding.
>>> I have a set of users (about 50) who have Linux workstations at their
>>> desks. These users have root access to these workstations, and these workstations are
>>> frequently host VMs or are used for hardware driver development and support. These users have
>>> access to a pool of managed Windows 7 VMs (for MS Office applications) in oVirt, so they are
>>> already using the oVirt user portal. I would like to give these users remote access to their
>>> workstations (from thin clients in conference rooms, from home, from corporate laptops on the
>>> road, etc) using the same User Portal that they already use for the Windows VMs.
>>> VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop support providing users access to a
>>> mixed set of managed-virtual-machine or unmanaged-physical-or-virtual-machine through a single
>>> broker, but neither of them support access to Linux desktops.
>>> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Johan Kragsterman
>>> <johan.kragsterman(a)capvert.se> wrote:
>>>> Hi, Randall!
>>>> What you need is a "broker", and a terminal server is working as a "broker". There are
>>>> several solutions that will work, but first I would want to know why you need physical
>>>> machines? Are there demanding graphical applications you're going to run, or...?
>>>> Rgrds Johan
>>>> -----users-bounces(a)ovirt.org skrev: -----
>>>> Till: Itamar Heim <iheim(a)redhat.com>
>>>> Från: Randall Wood
>>>> Sänt av: users-bounces(a)ovirt.org
>>>> Datum: 2012.07.20 22:37
>>>> Kopia: "users(a)ovirt.org" <users(a)ovirt.org>
>>>> Ärende: Re: [Users] Managing Remote Access to Physical Workstations
>>>> On Jul 20, 2012, at 16:30, Itamar Heim <iheim(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 07/20/2012 11:13 PM, Randall Wood wrote:
>>>>>>> No. oVirt's focus is virtual machines so the user portal only lets you open up
>>>>>>> consoles on VMs managed by oVirt engine.
>>>>>> I thought so.
>>>>>>> When you say physical machines - would they be Linux or could they be Windows?
>>>>>>> I might have an idea ......
>>>>>> The physical machines would all be RHEL, CentOS, or Fedora.
>>>>> which protocol would you expect users to use to gain access to this physical machines?
>>>> I would prefer SPICE, but could use SPICE, VNC, or RDP.
>>>> Users mailing list
>>> Randall Wood
>>> Alexandria Software
>>> randall.h.wood(a)alexandriasoftware.com 202.683.8604
>>> Users mailing list
> Randall Wood
> Alexandria Software
> randall.h.wood(a)alexandriasoftware.com 202.683.8604