Starting up a virtual machine (VM) is not an easy task, there are a lot of things going on hidden from the plain sight and studying it alone is a challenging task. The goal of this post is to simplify the process of learning how the oVirt hypervisor works. The concept of the oVirt is illustrated in the process of starting up the VM, which covers everything from top to the bottom.
DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) provides high-performance packet processing libraries and user space drivers. Open vSwitch uses DPDK libraries to perform entirely within the user space. According to Intel ONP performance tests, using OVS with DPDK can provide a huge performance enhancement, increasing network packet throughput and reducing latency.
OVS-DPDK has been added to the oVirt Master branch as an experimental feature. The following post describes the OVS-DPDK installation and configuration procedures.
The recent post, An Introduction to Ansible Roles, discussed the new roles that were introduced in the oVirt 4.1.6 release. This follow-up post will explain how to set up and use Ansible roles, using either Ansible Galaxy or oVirt Ansible Roles RPM.
As a developer, one drawback of using Google Web Toolkit (GWT) for the oVirt Administration Portal (aka webadmin) is that the GWT compile process takes an exceptionally long time. If you make a change in some code and rebuild the ovirt-engine project using
make install-dev ..., you'll be waiting several minutes to test your change. In practice, such a long delay in the usual code-compile-refresh-test cycle would be unbearable.
Today I would like to share with you some of the integration work with Ansible 2.3 that was done in the latest oVirt 4.1 release. The Ansible integration work was quite extensive and included Ansible modules that can be utilized for automating a wide range of oVirt tasks, including tiered application deployment and virtualization infrastructure management.
Python SDK version 4.1.4 introduced support for sending asynchronous requests and HTTP pipelining.
This blog post explains those terms and will show you an example how to use the Python SDK in an asynchronous manner.
oVirt Engine provides a powerful way to manage users and domains using the oVirt Engine AAA extensions. oVirt Engine supports many different LDAP server types for authentication using the
ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-ldap extension and supports managing internal users using the
ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc extension. Clients can use the powerful oVirt Engine user management in their applications by using the OAuth2 or OpenId Connect end points provided by oVirt Engine SSO to authenticate users in their applications.
Below is step-by-step instructions on how to integrate Kibana/Elasticsearch on top of OpenShift with oVirt Engine SSO. The instructions should work for any client application that can be configured to use a OAuth2 or OpenID Connect server to authenticate its users.
The oVirt project is glad to announce that five talented students will be joining the oVirt community over the summer period, as part of the 2017 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreachy internship programs.
Both GSoC and Outreachy focus on getting more student developers interested in open source software development, as well as providing opportunities for talented people, underrepresented in the tech world, to gain valuable technology experience. The students will spend their summer break writing code, learning about open source development and documentation, and earning a stipend.
Last month, the oVirt Project shipped version 4.1 of its open source virtualization management system. With a new release comes an update to this howto for running oVirt together with Gluster storage using a trio of servers to provide for the system's virtualization and storage needs, in a configuration that allows you to take one of the three hosts down at a time without disrupting your running VMs.
If you're looking instead for a simpler, single-machine option for trying out oVirt, your best bet is the oVirt Live ISO page. This is a LiveCD image that you can burn onto a blank CD or copy onto a USB stick to boot from and run oVirt. This is probably the fastest way to get up and running, but once you're up, this is definitely a low-performance option, and not suitable for extended use or expansion.
Read on to learn about my favorite way of running oVirt.
On March 22, the oVirt project released version 4.1.1, available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, CentOS Linux 7.3, or similar.
oVirt is the open source virtualization solution that provides an awesome KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization. This maintenance version is super stable and there are some nice new features.
So what's new in oVirt 4.1.1?