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Getting Started with oVirt 3.3

Book Description

A practical guide to successfully implementing and calibrating oVirt 3.3, a feature-rich open source server virtualization platform

  • Understand and master the internal arrangement of oVirt
  • Quickly install and configure the oVirt virtualization environment
  • Create your own infrastructure using the data centers, clusters, and networks within oVirt
  • Learn how to quickly and easily take advantage of the advanced features of oVirt
  • This book is full of illustrations, explanations, and step-by-step instructions to help you learn quickly and efficiently

In Detail

Virtualization technologies are evolving very rapidly. With advanced capabilities for hosts and guests including high availability, live migration, storage management, system scheduler, and many more, oVirt comes with the latest advancements in the field of open source virtualization. oVirt is built on the powerful Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and on the RHEV-M management server, and it allows you to utilize the most advanced capabilities of virtualization in an easy and efficient way.

Getting Started with oVirt 3.3 talks you through the internal structure and working of oVirt 3.3 using a practical, hands-on approach. You will learn how to install and set up your own virtualization infrastructure as well as in what order you should configure your virtualization environment, what features oVirt has, and how to use them. You will also learn how easy it is to create cluster policies to control the operation of a cluster as well as how to create and use a virtual machine template.

With this book, you will learn how to run your own data centers in different configurations and about the existing opportunities for creating virtual machines. You will perform the re-balancing of clusters and quickly create dozens of virtual machines. This book will also help you create a network environment and set policies for QoS. You will also learn how to manage users and allocate resources between them. Getting Started with oVirt 3.3 teaches you everything you need to know about oVirt 3.3 and shows you how to get the most out of the technology quickly and effectively.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with oVirt 3.3
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Getting Started with oVirt 3.3
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
      2. Why Subscribe?
        1. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Before You Begin
      1. Architecture overview
      2. oVirt component relationships
        1. Admin and User portals
        2. VDSM agents
        3. Guest agents
        4. Database
        5. Data Warehouse
        6. Report Engine
        7. Developer interfaces
      3. Hardware and system requirements
        1. Management server requirements
        2. Virtualization host requirements
        3. RAM requirements
        4. Storage requirements
        5. PCI device requirements
        6. Worst case
      4. Summary
    9. 2. Installing oVirt
      1. oVirt Engine setup
        1. oVirt Engine installation
      2. Initial configuration
      3. oVirt virtualization hosts setup
      4. Administrator portal
      5. User portal
      6. Summary
    10. 3. Configuring oVirt
      1. Data centers
        1. Creating a new data center
      2. Clusters
        1. Creating a cluster
      3. Hosts
        1. Configuring hosts
      4. Configuring storage
        1. Configuring the NFS storage
        2. Configuring the iSCSI storage
        3. Configuring the Fibre Channel storage
        4. Configuring local on host storage
          1. Preparing the local storage
          2. Connecting the local storage into data center
        5. Configuring the GlusterFS storage
          1. Configuring the GlusterFS volume
            1. Configuring the GlusterFS storage
      5. Configuring the ISO domain
      6. Configuring the export domain
      7. oVirt networking
        1. Logical networks
        2. Creating a new logical network
      8. Summary
    11. 4. Managing Virtual Machines
      1. Creating virtual machines
        1. Creating Linux virtual machines
        2. Configuring network interfaces
        3. Configuring virtual disks
        4. Running the Linux virtual machine
        5. Creating a Windows desktop
        6. Running and installing Windows as a guest operating system
      2. Using Templates
        1. Preparing a Linux virtual machine
        2. Preparing a Windows virtual machine
        3. Creating Template
        4. Using Templates for virtual machine creation
      3. Summary
    12. 5. Advanced Features
      1. Live migration
      2. High availability
      3. Cluster policies
      4. Device hot plug and hot remove
        1. Virtual disk hot plug
        2. Network interface hot plug and hot remove
      5. Pools and prestarted VMs
        1. Creating a pool
        2. Detaching VM from a pool
      6. Snapshots
        1. Creating snapshots
        2. Working with snapshots
        3. Cloning a virtual machine
      7. Network QoS and VNIC profiles
      8. Authentication via an external directory service
      9. Quota
      10. Summary
    13. 6. oVirt Troubleshooting
      1. Common problems
        1. Security-related problems
        2. Problems with oVirt Engine
        3. Problems with virtualization hosts
        4. Problems with storages
      2. Logs
        1. oVirt Engine logs
        2. VDSM logs
      3. Monitoring
      4. Summary
    14. A. NFS Storage Setup on CentOS
      1. Preparing the local storage
      2. Package installation and NFS setup
    15. B. iSCSI Storage Setup on CentOS
      1. Preparing the local storage
      2. Package installation and iSCSI setup
    16. Index