Test Day:2012-11-01 Virtualization

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== Known issues ==
 
== Known issues ==
  
Before you begin testing, there are a few known bugs that should be taken into account
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Before you begin testing, there are a few known bugs that should be taken into account:
  
 
* Pausing a KVM guest can crash that guest. Might be specific to guests using a QXL video device (the default created by virt-manager): https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870811
 
* Pausing a KVM guest can crash that guest. Might be specific to guests using a QXL video device (the default created by virt-manager): https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870811
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* A fully updated Fedora 18 Beta machine.
 
* A fully updated Fedora 18 Beta machine.
 
* Hardware virtualization support (e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V) (see [[How_to_debug_Virtualization_problems#Is_My_Guest_Using_KVM.3F|Is My Guest Using KVM?]]).  If unavailable, you can still help with testing QEMU support.
 
* Hardware virtualization support (e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V) (see [[How_to_debug_Virtualization_problems#Is_My_Guest_Using_KVM.3F|Is My Guest Using KVM?]]).  If unavailable, you can still help with testing QEMU support.
* At least one guest image installed before the test day (suggested reading - [[Virtualization_Quick_Start]])
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* At least one guest image installed before the test day (suggested reading - [[Virtualization Quick Start]])
 
* Up to 10-20Gb free disk space. Guest images take up a lot of space.
 
* Up to 10-20Gb free disk space. Guest images take up a lot of space.
  

Revision as of 00:13, 30 October 2012

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Contents

What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Virtualization in Fedora 18. Test cases will basic virtualization workflow, some cool functionality, as well as new features introduced in Fedora 18.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

Known issues

Before you begin testing, there are a few known bugs that should be taken into account:

What's needed to test

  • A fully updated Fedora 18 Beta machine.
  • Hardware virtualization support (e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V) (see Is My Guest Using KVM?). If unavailable, you can still help with testing QEMU support.
  • At least one guest image installed before the test day (suggested reading - Virtualization Quick Start)
  • Up to 10-20Gb free disk space. Guest images take up a lot of space.

Areas to test

Do these first!

If you don't already have a VM available, run through one of these test cases. A fully functioning VM is required for every other test case!

Next give this a run through, which should ensure things aren't broken in some obvious manner

News tests and features

Previous test cases

Some test cases used in previous test days. Still useful to test for regressions!

Migration

Spice

libvirt

Hotplug

virtio-scsi

libguestfs and tools

You will need Fedora 18 (host) and at least one guest (but the more the merrier).

Install libguestfs:

# yum install '*guestf*'

and run through the tests here: http://libguestfs.org/guestfs-testing.1.html

In Fedora 18, we are using libvirt to launch the appliance, and sVirt + SELinux to make everything much more secure. Therefore it's better (though not required) if you can run these tests with SELinux set to enforcing.

GuestOS compatibility

  • GuestOS compatibility
    — test installation of as many different guest operating system as as possible. (You will need a KVM bare metal host & lots of disk space)