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Getting Started with oVirt 3.3

Alexey Lesovsky

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

ISBN 139781783280070
Paperback140 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Before You Begin
Architecture overview
oVirt component relationships
Hardware and system requirements
Chapter 2: Installing oVirt
oVirt Engine setup
Initial configuration
oVirt virtualization hosts setup
Administrator portal
User portal
Chapter 3: Configuring oVirt
Data centers
Configuring storage
Configuring the ISO domain
Configuring the export domain
oVirt networking
Chapter 4: Managing Virtual Machines
Creating virtual machines
Using Templates
Chapter 5: Advanced Features
Live migration
High availability
Cluster policies
Device hot plug and hot remove
Pools and prestarted VMs
Network QoS and VNIC profiles
Authentication via an external directory service
Chapter 6: oVirt Troubleshooting
Common problems

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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