Test Day:2009-05-07 Virtualization
|Thu May 7, 2009||All Day||#fedora-qa)|
What to test?
Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on widespread testing of Fedora Virtualization in general, with a particular emphasis on some:
- KVM PCI Device Assignment
- KVM and QEMU Merge
- SVirt Mandatory Access Control
- Improved Graphical Console
- VNC SASL Authentication
The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...
- Development - Mark McLoughlin, Rich Jones, Dan Berrange
- Quality Assurance - James Laska, Chris Ward, Michal Marciniszyn
Prerequisite for Test Day
You will primarily be concerned with testing Fedora 11 as a virtualization host. You will need:
- A fully updated Fedora 11 Rawhide machine. For information on installing and upgrading to rawhide, see Releases/Rawhide.
- Hardware virtualization support (e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V). If not, you can still help with testing QEMU support.
- At least one guest image installed before the test day.
- Up to 10-20Gb free disk space. Guest images take up a lot of space.
- To test device assignment, Intel VT-d or AMD IOMMU support.
- To test kvm-autotest, DVD ISOs downloaded for Fedora 8
- To test Fedora 11 guest installs, DVD ISOs downloaded for Fedora 11 Preview Release
How to test?
Jump on IRC, pick some areas to test from the table below, add yourself to the table and file bugs as you see them.
|Test Area||Comments||Testers Required||Estimated Time||Testers||Status|
|Device Assignment||Requires specific hardware (i.e. VT-d)||2||2 hours||Mark McLoughlin||Not started|
|sVirt||Some familiarity with SELinux would help||4||2 hours||Dan Walsh, Martin Koci||Not started|
|VNC Authentication||SASL authentication in VNC qemu server; several auth methods need testing||2||2 hours||Dan Berrange||Not started|
|Graphical Console||F11 guests should have 1024x768 and absolute pointer by default||2||30 minutes||Rich Jones||Not started|
|KVM Test Suite||We want to have kvm-autotest run on as many different hardware profiles as possible||10||30 minutes||Mike Burns||Not started|
|libvirt||Basic libvirt acceptance testing||4||30 minutes||Dan Berrange, Rich Jones||Not started|
|virt-install||Guest installs from command line||2||2 hours||Cole Robinson||Not started|
|virt-manager||Broad coverage of all virt-manager functionality||4||4 hours||Cole Robinson||Not started|
|Guest Installs||F10, F11, RHEL 3/4/5 and Windows installs||4||2 hours||Liam Li, James Laska||Not started|
|Device Hotplug||Testing both hotplug UI and underlying KVM/QEMU support||2||2 hour||Marcelo Tosatti||Not started|
|SMP and CPU Hotplug||Testing basic SMP support; also CPU hotplug from UI||2||2 hours||Glauber Costa||Not started|
|Save/Restore/Migrate||Remote migration needs a second machine, basic testing possible without this||2||2 hours||Glauber Costa||Not started|
|Suspend/Resume/Shutdown/Reboot||Important to test with different Guest OSes||2||2 hours||Marcelo Tosatti||Not started|
|Console||Including graphical/serial, scaling, fullscreen, grabs, keymaps||4||2 hours||Dan Berrange, James Laska||Not started|
|Networking||Different host network configurations, different NICs||2||2 hours||Mark McLoughlin||Not started|
|Storage||Different storage pools, image formats, virtio/ide/scsi, caching modes||2||4 hours||Dan Berrange||Not started|
|Xen DomU||Need to ensure that F11 works well as a Xen guest||2||2 hours||Chris Lalancette||Not started|