[ovirt-users] Updating nodes

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon May 12 04:43:52 UTC 2014

On Sun, 11 May 2014, Itamar Heim wrote:

>>  I just inherited an oVirt cluster at work that's running 3.2 on
>>  Fedora 18 and would dearly love some direction about updating
>>  things without a system-wide downtime.
> 1. no downtime should happen, as you can upgrade hosts by moving
>    them to maintenance, which will live migrate VMs running on them.
> 2. fedora 18 is EOL, so 'yum update' isn't going to help here.
> 3. re-install host should refresh vdsm and its dependent packages if
>    the repo's configured have newer versions. when the host is in
>    maint, you can simply run 'yum update' on the host, then
>    re-activate it (of course reboot if kernel got updated, etc.)

I've followed those steps, and I can get VMs migrated *to* the updated 
nodes. I have two worries:

  1. VMs migrated to the updated nodes cannot be migrated back to the
     old nodes. So once I start, it's all-in or nothing. Is that to be

  2. Once all the nodes are backed up, is there a fairly sure-fire way
     to update the master engine? Is that documented somewhere?


Paul Heinlein
heinlein at madboa.com
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