did anyone actually get this working in oVirt 3.5 / EL6 - Engine? I am
trying this for two days now.
Foreman seems to do it's as I can use it to deploy hosts and also smart
proxies are running fine.
I have opened a BZ ; because this really can not work out of the box
with EL6 plain vanilla packages. I wonder if this was ever tested... ?
Java 7 used i n EL6  does only support DH keys up to 1024byte. This
is known issue in Foreman  as longer DH keys are now used by default
in Foreman / PuppetCA.
A dirty fix confirmed working is adding default DH parameters to the
foreman cert; effectively disabling it .
So I got SSL working and I get beyond the authentication (entering wrong
data gets me auth errors)- however, I am still not able to add the
external provider. Pressing 'test' results in
(Failed with error PROVIDER_FAILURE and code 5050)
2014-10-28 23:49:40,860 ERROR
(ajp--127.0.0.1-8702-1) [6a3da4e7] Command
Vdc Bll exception. With error message VdcBLLException: PROVIDER_FAILURE
(Failed with error PROVIDER_FAILURE and code 5050)
I can't find any more hints in oVirt; access logs in Foreman are telling
me API queries by the engine. Did I miss a crucial step in the foreman
setup? How can I debug this issue?
I am willing to upgrade openjdk; provided this does not break my engine...
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I have one Ovirt cluster and under this cluster all the guest machines
(such as centos,ubuntu,debian etc) almost 160 RCU processes running....
i searched on google about the RCU (It's kernel process "read-copy-upate")
I want to know how i can modify this 160 processes to 10-20 or how i can to
disable it....is there any bed impact if i disable it....
Hello oVirt users,
I'm in the process of developing a simple monitoring application for oVirt on the Android platform.
This is still under heavy development, but first usable version can be found at 
Please note that this is still a development preview so it can be a little unstable and the UI design is not yet perfect
(well ... design by programmer :-)) but I hope it could be useful. All comments, remarks,
feature requests and general feedback are very welcome. You can file any issues directly at .
Below follow the details of using and configuring the app.
The goal of this project was to create a simple Android app that would enable oVirt admins to configure conditions on Vms, Clusters,
or whole datacenter upon which they want to be notified. At the moment you can configure 3 types of "Triggers":
- when Vm CPU is over given level
- when Vm Memory usage is over given level
- when Vm enters given state (Down, Unknown ...)
You can also choose if you want just simple standard android notification or also want the device to vibrate.
You can also define all these triggers on per-Vm, per-Cluster or "global" level.
On first run the app will prompt you to enter connection parameters of your running oVirt engine instance.
API URL should be in the form of http://host:port/ovirt-engine/api
Username is user@domain i.e. admin@internal
Password is ... well the above user's password :-)
sadly only http (not https) is supported so far for endpoint url.
If you have any more questions feel free to use this thread and I'll do my best to answer them :-)
I would like to ask you an information.
After I have installed ovirt, I have created a pool of vm with name
like centos-?? (from 1 to 20)
and then ovirt generated 20 vm with name centos-1, centos-2, centos-3 etc. etc.
The problem is when the vm starts the hostname is not the same of the
vm name in ovirt but is the same name of the template.
Is it possible to make sure that the name of vm and the hostname is identical?
The focus of our OPW internship program starting in December will be
mobile and/or lightweight engine clients -- hopefully integrating the
new ovirt.js project.
I see that there are some already existing mobile clients for oVirt.
I'm trying to grasp what we have and what the needs are.
moVirt: https://github.com/matobet/moVirt (mbetak)
This appears to be more of a lightweight webadmin. No console access,
but I believe it's planned as part of OPW. (?)
nomad: http://www.ovirt.org/Project_Proposal_-_Nomad and
Looks dead -- last commit 3 years ago.
Anyone know more about this one?
That's all I see on the first few pages of google.
When I think of a mobile client for oVirt, I think the most useful
part would be the user portal -- simple operations for start, stop,
and the ability to view the console of vms. moVirt mentions it wants
to support some basic management operations, though. I think it would
be difficult to do complex management in a mobile client. (I'm biased
towards huge screens, though.)
I'd like to see an official subproject started that coordinates our
Is this possible? What would it take to start it?
What would people like to see in such an app?
Red Hat, Inc.
Sr. Software Engineer, RHEV
Ovirt 3.5 is running well for me and I have freeIPA controlling access to
the user portal. I would like to provide templates of various linux setups
that all have freeipa for user authentication in the VM for my developers
to be able to create a new VM from and then log in using their freeIPA
access and sudo control. I'm wanting to group developers by project and use
freeIPA to set sudo commands as needed (group A get oracle, group B get
postgresql, etc). Wanting to maximize developer ability while minimizing my
clean up time :-) They will be able to delete VMs they create.
It's possible to do a kickstart deploy with freeIPA registration but a
template from that will be a problem as it will have the same keys for all
Is there a post-creation scripting process I can attach to in ovirt or
should I look at a default root user and script that personalizes the new
James P. Kinney III
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain
at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail.
It won't fatten the dog.
- Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain