Features/Xen to KVM migration

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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: [[Releases/12|  Fedora 12]]  
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/14|  Fedora 14]]  
* Last updated: 2009-07-01
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* Last updated: 2010-01-26
* Percentage of completion: 20%
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* Percentage of completion: 80%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
  
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virt-v2v is a command line tool that enables Xen domUs (ie. guests) to be migrated to use KVM.  Usage will be:
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virt-v2v xen_domain -o kvm_domain
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(for a libvirt-managed domain called <code>xen_domain</code>).
  
== Benefit to Fedora ==
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The process will automatically install the correct kernel and driver(s) and make any configuration changes necessary so that the KVM domain will run with virtio drivers.
  
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The process will also be reversible - if the KVM transition doesn't work out, then system administrators can go back to the original, untouched Xen domain, via a snapshot.
  
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== Benefit to Fedora ==
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Users with Xen guests can try out KVM.  Users can also migrate from Xen to KVM for its enhanced ease of use.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
  
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* [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/libguestfs libguestfs package in Fedora]
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* Development repos: [http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=libguestfs.git;a=tree;f=perl/lib/Sys/Guestfs;hb=HEAD library] and [http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=libguestfs.git;a=tree;f=v2v;hb=HEAD program].
  
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== How To Test ==
  
== Test Plan ==
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* '''FIXME'''<i>(Test plan to be written)</i>
 
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<i>(Test plan to be written)</i>
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== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
  
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virt-v2v is a command line tool as described above.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
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== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
  
<i>(To be written)</i>
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'''FIXME''': <i>(To be written)</i>
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* [http://www.redhat.com/archives/libguestfs/2009-July/msg00024.html pseudocode]
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
  
<i>(To be written)</i>
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'''FIXME''': <i>(To be written)</i>
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== Comments and Discussion ==
  
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* See [[Talk:Features/Xen to KVM migration]]
  
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Latest revision as of 16:26, 26 January 2010

Contents

[edit] Xen to KVM migration

[edit] Summary

Provide nearly effortless automatic translation of Xen virtual machines to KVM virtual machines.

[edit] Owner

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 14
  • Last updated: 2010-01-26
  • Percentage of completion: 80%

[edit] Detailed Description

virt-v2v is a command line tool that enables Xen domUs (ie. guests) to be migrated to use KVM. Usage will be:

 virt-v2v xen_domain -o kvm_domain

(for a libvirt-managed domain called xen_domain).

The process will automatically install the correct kernel and driver(s) and make any configuration changes necessary so that the KVM domain will run with virtio drivers.

The process will also be reversible - if the KVM transition doesn't work out, then system administrators can go back to the original, untouched Xen domain, via a snapshot.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

Users with Xen guests can try out KVM. Users can also migrate from Xen to KVM for its enhanced ease of use.

[edit] Scope

[edit] How To Test

  • FIXME(Test plan to be written)

[edit] User Experience

virt-v2v is a command line tool as described above.

[edit] Dependencies

Features/libguestfs

[edit] Contingency Plan

None - this is a completely standalone feature.

[edit] Documentation

FIXME: (To be written)

[edit] Release Notes

FIXME: (To be written)

[edit] Comments and Discussion