Nice, thanks for the info. Can you give a hint of a time frame for the implementation? I'm not asking for dates or even version numbers, just something along the lines of 'short term', 'mid term', etc.


Maxim Burgerhout
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On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Itamar Heim <> wrote:
On 07/31/2012 04:07 PM, Maxim Burgerhout wrote:

Can someone tell me whether setting positive and negative VM affinity
rules will be at all possible with oVirt at some point in time, i.e. is
this on the roadmap?

it is.

I need to be able to tell VM's to run on different hosts, spread them
around, so to speak. For example, domain controllers would be better off
running on as many different hypervisors as possible, the way I see it.
That way, the failure of a single hypervisor has minimal impact on the
infrastructure. I know there is a feature to pin VM's to a single
hypervisor, but that's not quite the same. I would like to group the
domain controllers and then tell them not to run on the same host as
other members of that group as much as possible.

The other way around would be nice as well: have several VM's run on the
same hardware. For example, a three tiered web application would
probably perform better if the VM's are all on the same hypervisor. I
know I could pin them all to the same hypervisor, but still: that's not
quite the same. I want to be able to group the web app VM's and tell
them to try to run on the same hypervisors as the other members of the
group, so they can move to another hypervisor as a group if the need arises.

Apologies if this has been asked before or documented in some place I
haven't looked yet.

two ways for you to do this today:
1. prefer/pin these VMs to different host
2. use two clusters and put them in different ones


Maxim Burgerhout<>

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