Test Day:2012-11-01 Virtualization
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What to test?
Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Virtualization in Fedora 18. Test cases will cover basic virtualization functionality, as well as tests for new features in Fedora 18.
The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...
- Development / general help - Daniel Berrange (danpb on FreeNode)
- Development / general help - Richard W.M. Jones (rwmjones on FreeNode)
- Development / general help - Cole Robinson (crobinso on FreeNode)
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
- running libvirtd inside a guest can break that guests networking. you can work around this by using 'sudo virsh net-edit default' inside the VM, and change all instances of 192.168.122 to 192.168.123 and restarting the VM: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=811967
What's needed to test
- 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.
- 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
News tests and features
FIXME: test cases coming soon
Previous test cases
Some test cases used in previous test days. Still useful to test for regressions!
- QA:Testcase Virtualization URL Guest Install
- QA:Testcase Virtualization CDROM Guest Install
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Virt Manager Lifecycle
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Guest pxeBoot
- QA:Testcase Live Migration using libvirt/virsh
- QA:Testcase Offline (paused) Migration using libvirt/virsh
- QA:Testcase Virtualization PV EOI
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Check SPICE password support
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Manually set spice listening port with TLS port set
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Setting up a VM with Spice
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Spice listen on all public network interfaces
- QA:Testcase Virtualization libvirt create a logical pool
- QA:Testcase Virtualization libvirt save and restore with svirt
- QA:Testcase Virtualization libvirt set guest memory
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Attach/Detach a SCSI device to guest
- QA:Testcase Virtualization Hotplug USB device to guest
- QA:Testcase Virtualization NIC Hotplug virsh attach detach
libguestfs and tools
You will need Fedora 18 (host) and at least one guest (but the more the merrier).
# 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
— test installation of as many different guest operating system as as possible. (You will need a KVM bare metal host & lots of disk space)