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KVM Live Block Migration


Provide live block migration for KVM guests


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-01-24
  • Percentage of completion: 70%

Detailed Description

Provide a live block copy feature, it allows an image backing a guest disk to be copied while the guest is online. It will be used to implement storage vm motion. Streaming feature allows the guest to start execution while the parent image reside remotely (with/without shared storage)

Benefit to Fedora

Key use cases and deployment scenarios

1. Want to move the VM from low performing LUNs to high performing LUNs
2. Want to move from qcow to raw to improve performance
3. Want to free a LUN
4. Want to move a VM running on local storage to shared storage


Qemu userspace updates targeted for the 1.1 release and will be added to Fedora qemu for testing over the next week.

How To Test

  • FIXME(Test plan to be written)

User Experience

Users will be able to migrate storage for running guests opening up a myriad of system management options previously not available.

Contingency Plan

None necessary.

Release Notes

KVM users can now migrate storage for running guests without interrupting service.


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