I was under the impression that my oVirt VM would show up in oVirt and that I could manage it through there...
What you're saying is that I should just run it seperatly and not manage it with itself (oVirt)? keep it on my shared storage so that I can run it off any of the 2 servers? But not manage it with oVirt (itself). I think I'm starting to get it now...
I really appreciate your help!

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 5:58 PM, Itamar Heim <iheim@redhat.com> wrote:
On 09/13/2012 12:48 AM, Nicolas Chenier wrote:
Wonderful thank you. Once I install oVirt in KVM (without oVirt) will I
be able to import the VM in oVirt after I'm up?

what would be the benefit of doing that?

On 2012-09-12 5:25 PM, "Itamar Heim" <iheim@redhat.com
<mailto:iheim@redhat.com>> wrote:

    On 09/13/2012 12:20 AM, Nicolas Chenier wrote:


    how critical is the availability?
    you could place it in a VM on shared storage.
    then launch it on one host.
    but you should never launch it on the other host before you made
    sure it doesn't run on the first node, or it will be corrupted.
    you also want to set the SPM priority on the node it is running to
    lower than the other node so SPM won't be scheduled on engine node.

        On 2012-09-12 5:02 PM, "Itamar Heim" <iheim@redhat.com
        <mailto:iheim@redhat.com <mailto:iheim@redhat.com>>> wrote:

             On 09/12/2012 11:58 PM, Nicolas Chenier wrote:

                 Thank you Itamar, much appreciated...

                 So how would you go about getting this setup if you
        only have 2 host

             are they supposed to be in same cluster with shared
        storage, live
             migration, etc.?

                 On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Itamar Heim
        <iheim@redhat.com <mailto:iheim@redhat.com>
                 <mailto:iheim@redhat.com <mailto:iheim@redhat.com>>
                 <mailto:iheim@redhat.com <mailto:iheim@redhat.com>
        <mailto:iheim@redhat.com <mailto:iheim@redhat.com>>>> wrote:

                      On 09/12/2012 08:26 PM, Nicolas Chenier wrote:

                          Hi all,

                          I am starting a small hosting business and
        want to use
                 oVirt w/
                          KVM as
                          my virtualization platform.

                          I currently have 2 host servers and an iSCSI NAS.

                          Do I need a dedicated machine to run oVirt?
        Can I run
                 it from a VM?

                      either will work, but not easy right now to host
        the engine
                 on its
                      own hypervisor.

                          Can I use the all-in-one solution in a Production
                          with a
                          2nd host? ... would I need to install oVirt on
                 hosts, in
                          the event
                          that one of my servers went down?

                      the all-in-one is mostly intended for POC level, using
                 local storage
                      of the host.
                      if you plan to use both hosts with local storage, you
                 should be able
                      to use it, depending on strength of your hosts.

                          I am trying to see how I can survive if my
        oVirt server
                          It would
                          be great if it ran from a VM but I can also
        see issues with
                          doing that...

                          Another option would be to run oVirt on my
                 and have it
                          connect to my 2 host servers in colocation
        over the

                      should work over WAN, but if you are hosting, wouldn't
                 users need to
                      access the engine / your workstation?

                          Please let me know how you've accomplished an
                 setup with 2

                          Thank you!



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