Getting Started with oVirt 3.3

Getting Started with oVirt 3.3
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • 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

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 140 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2013
ISBN : 1783280077
ISBN 13 : 9781783280070
Author(s) : Alexey Lesovsky
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Virtualization and Cloud, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Before You Begin
Chapter 2: Installing oVirt
Chapter 3: Configuring oVirt
Chapter 4: Managing Virtual Machines
Chapter 5: Advanced Features
Chapter 6: oVirt Troubleshooting
Appendix A: NFS Storage Setup on CentOS
Appendix B: iSCSI Storage Setup on CentOS
  • Chapter 1: Before You Begin
    • Architecture overview
    • oVirt component relationships
      • Admin and User portals
      • VDSM agents
      • Guest agents
      • Database
      • Data Warehouse
      • Report Engine
      • Developer interfaces
    • Hardware and system requirements
      • Management server requirements
      • Virtualization host requirements
      • RAM requirements
      • Storage requirements
      • PCI device requirements
      • Worst case
    • Summary
    • Initial configuration
    • oVirt virtualization hosts setup
    • Administrator portal
    • User portal
    • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Configuring oVirt
        • Data centers
          • Creating a new data center
        • Clusters
          • Creating a cluster
        • Hosts
          • Configuring hosts
        • Configuring storage
          • Configuring the NFS storage
          • Configuring the iSCSI storage
          • Configuring the Fibre Channel storage
          • Configuring local on host storage
            • Preparing the local storage
            • Connecting the local storage into data center
          • Configuring the GlusterFS storage
            • Configuring the GlusterFS volume
            • Configuring the GlusterFS storage
        • Configuring the ISO domain
        • Configuring the export domain
        • oVirt networking
          • Logical networks
          • Creating a new logical network
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Managing Virtual Machines
          • Creating virtual machines
            • Creating Linux virtual machines
            • Configuring network interfaces
            • Configuring virtual disks
            • Running the Linux virtual machine
            • Creating a Windows desktop
            • Running and installing Windows as a guest operating system
          • Using Templates
            • Preparing a Linux virtual machine
            • Preparing a Windows virtual machine
            • Creating Template
            • Using Templates for virtual machine creation
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Advanced Features
            • Live migration
            • High availability
            • Cluster policies
            • Device hot plug and hot remove
              • Virtual disk hot plug
              • Network interface hot plug and hot remove
            • Pools and prestarted VMs
              • Creating a pool
              • Detaching VM from a pool
            • Snapshots
              • Creating snapshots
              • Working with snapshots
              • Cloning a virtual machine
            • Network QoS and VNIC profiles
            • Authentication via an external directory service
            • Quota
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: oVirt Troubleshooting
              • Common problems
                • Security-related problems
                • Problems with oVirt Engine
                • Problems with virtualization hosts
                • Problems with storages
              • Logs
                • oVirt Engine logs
                • VDSM logs
              • Monitoring
              • Summary

                  Alexey Lesovsky

                  Alexey Lesovsky is a system administrator at a software development company that works with federal mobile operators. He has eight years of IT experience, which includes over three years on KVM virtualization technologies and products. His primary areas of interest are Linux, KVM virtualization products, system monitoring, and web infrastructure solutions oriented on a high load. This is his first book.
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                  What you will learn from this book

                  • Install and run data centers, clusters, and nodes
                  • Configure the logical network, VNIC profiles, and QoS
                  • Configure, start, and clone virtual machines as well as highly available virtual machines and live migration
                  • Create virtual machine templates and use them
                  • Connect the IPA directory services for user management
                  • Learn about user management and resource quotas
                  • Make your own cluster policies to control the operation of a cluster
                  • Understand pools with pre-started virtual machines and learn about the approaches to troubleshooting

                  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.


                  Getting Started with oVirt 3.3 has a tutorial-based approach to learning oVirt KVM virtualization. This book will introduce you to the various components of the oVirt engine and will show you how to implement virtualization.

                  Who this book is for

                  This book is designed for technicians and system administrators who are interested in virtualization technology in Linux / UNIX. It is assumed that you have an understanding of virtualization in general as well as what issues it solves. You will also need a basic knowledge of how to work on the command line in Linux.

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