Test Day:2009-05-07 Virtualization Guest Installs

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See Test_Day:2009-05-07_Virtualization.

This test area is concerned with testing that different OSes install successfully as a KVM guest on a Fedora host.

Contents

[edit] Prerequisites

[edit] Tests

Install some of the following guest OSes:

  1. Fedora 9
  2. Fedora 10
  3. Fedora 11
  4. RHEL or CentOS 4
  5. RHEL or CentOS 5
  6. Windows XP
  7. Windows 2K3
  8. Windows Vista
  9. Windows 7 preview
  10. Debian 5
  11. Solaris/OpenSolaris
  12. FreeBSD
  13. SuSE/OpenSuSE

using virt-manager and/or virt-install.

If possible, use different install methods - e.g. DVD ISO, http, nfs etc. installs for Fedora/RHEL.

[edit] Results

If you have problems with any of the tests, file a bug report in bugzilla.

Once you have completed an install, add its details to the tables below.

[edit] General comments

Put here what you experienced in general

Tester Comment
Rainer Koenig When installing from a phsical CD/DVD in Virtual Machine Manager everything works fine. But the connection to the CD/DVD media is stored for the virtual machine, so if the media is removed you will experience an error on the next attempt to start this virtual machine. Solution: "Details" tab of that machine window and disconnect the CD drive here. See 473154
Rainer Koenig Strange effect observed, unfortunately only once: A guest installation seemed to hang and I tried to kill it with "Shutdown/Force off". The effect was that not only this guest was killed but all running guests on that host. So far not reproducable in my lab.
Rainer Koenig Screensaver turns of screen and locks it when you spent too much time in a virtual guest and then you shutdown this guest. As soon as the guest machine is "off" your screen will go black and is locked. So obviously the screensaver doesn't see your activity when you are bsuy inside the guest system.

[edit] Machine info

Enter some details on the machines you used to do the test:

Machine Description
CELSIUS M470 Entry workstation, Tylersburg chipset, Intel E5504 Quadcore CPU, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB harddisk, Fedora 11 (x86_64), (Datasheet), Smolt
HP-6720s Notebook HP Compaq 6720s, 3GB RAM

[edit] Distribution specific test results

In 'Arch' column use

- 32-on-32  for i686 guest on i686 host
- 32-on-64  for i686 guest on x86_64 host
- 64-on-64  for x86_64 guest on x86_64 host
- 64-on-32  for x86_64 guest on i686 host (plain QEMU emulation, no KVM)

Please indicate whether using 'qemu' or 'kvm'. virt-manager defaults to kvm, except in 64-on-32). virt-install defaults to qemu unles the --accelerate flag is given. You can verify by running 'virsh dumpxml GUEST' and looking at top level <domain type='qemu|kvm'> element

[edit] Fedora 9 results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 32-on-64 success Installed via HTTP

[edit] Fedora 10 results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 64-on-64 success Installed via HTTP
Pavan Naregundi INTEL LS21 64-on-64 success F10-Live CD boot check
James Laska Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 32-on-64 success Installing with koan --virt
James Laska Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 64-on-64 success Installing with koan --virt
Justin Forbes Intel(R) Core 2 Q6600 64-on-64 success Installing with virt-manager, lvm backed storage
Justin Forbes Intel(R) Core i7 920 64-on-64 success Installing with virt-manager, lvm backed storage

[edit] Fedora 11 results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 64-on-64 success Installed via PXE. On first shutdown after installation the guest locked up instead of turningg off, but this wasn't reproducable afterwards.
James Laska Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 64-on-64 success Installing with koan --virt
James Laska Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 32-on-64 success Installing with koan --virt
Justin Forbes Intel(R) Core 2 Q6600 64-on-64 success Installing with virt-manager, lvm backed storage
Justin Forbes Intel(R) Core i7 920 64-on-64 success Installing with virt-manager, lvm backed storage
Justin Forbes Intel(R) Core i7 920 32-on-64 success Installing with virt-manager, lvm backed storage

[edit] RHEL4 or CentOS4 results

Please specify the precise RHEL4.x update used to install in comments

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 64-on-64 success Installed RHEL4.7ES from HTTP

[edit] RHEL5 or CentOS5 results

Please specify the precise RHEL5.x update used to install in comments

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 64-on-64 Success Installed over HTTP with vit-manager
Santwana Samantray INTEL LS21 64-on-64 Success Installed RHEL5.3 with DVD ISO using virt-install

[edit] Windows XP results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 32-on-64 success Installed XP Professional SP2 from recovery CD

[edit] Windows Vista results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 32-on-64 success Installed Vista Home Premium SP1 from recovery CD

[edit] Windows 2k3 results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Santwana Samantray INTEL LS21 32-on-64 success Installed Windows2003 Server from ISO using virt-manager

[edit] Windows 7 preview results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Matej Cepl HP-6720s 32-on-64 success Windows 7, build 7100 just works, even with virtio network drivers
Justin Forbes Intel(R) Core 2 Q6600 64-on-64 success Installing with virt-manager, lvm backed storage

[edit] Debian 5 results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 64-on-64 workaround needed Installed from Lenny netinstall CD. First attempt didn't work. So I filed Bug 499555 in Bugzilla.

[edit] Solaris/OpenSolaris results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment

[edit] FreeBSD results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment

[edit] SUSE / openSUSE results

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 64-on-64 sucess openSUSE 11.1 installed via PXE
Rainer Koenig CELSIUS M470 64-on-64 success SLES 11 installed via PXE

[edit] Plan 9

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Matej Cepl HP-6720s 32-on-64 sucess LiveCD, installed without a problem; only the operator is too dumb to use it ;-)

[edit] Minix

Tester Machine Arch Result Comment
Matej Cepl HP-6720s 32-on-64 sucess with workaround Installation ISO image, installed; only system requires emulation of rtl8139, doesn't work with the default emulation