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Fedora Test Days
Virtualization Test Day

Date Thursday 2014-09-25
Time all day

Website Virtualization
IRC #fedora-test-day


Mailing list virt
Can't make the date?
If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule [on Fedocal] and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Virtualization in Fedora 21. Test cases will basic virtualization workflow, some cool functionality, as well as new features introduced in Fedora 21.

Who's available

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

Known issues

  • Fedora 21 Workstation media is not detected as Fedora 21 by boxes/virt-manager: bug 1145264
  • SPICE auto guest resize isn't working: bug 1146175
  • Latest virt-customize/virt-builder seem to have issues setting passwords bug 1146275
  • virt-manager can lose track of guest state, think VM is running when it's actually stopped bug 1146277
  • F21 workstation livecd in a VM has no network connectivity, conflicts with host 'default' network 1146232
  • spice-vdagent: drag + drop doesn't open nautilus right away: bug 1146289
  • virt-manager: UI error when trying to hotplug USB/PCI: bug 1146297

What's needed to test

For starters, your physical machine should have:

  • Hardware virtualization support (e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V) (see Is My Guest Using KVM?).
  • Up to 10-20Gb free disk space. Guest images take up a lot of space.
  • Get the packages with: yum groupinstall virtualization

As for getting the latest virt packages, you have a few options:

Fedora 21 on a physical machine

The preferred testing platform is a fully updated Fedora 21 machine. You have a few options for getting the Fedora 21 bits:

Install with CD/DVD

You can download the Fedora 21 Alpha in various formats here.

Upgrade from Fedora 20

Run Fedora 21 in a VM with nested virtualization

Do you have a new machine with a ton of ram and storage space, running Fedora 21? Nested virt might be an option! This allows you to create KVM guests inside a Fedora 21 VM.

Use the virt-preview instructions below, install a guest using one of the install test cases, and follow the nested virt test case to finish the setup and verify things are working correctly.

Fedora 21 virt packages on Fedora 20

If you aren't ready to make the jump to Fedora 21, this is the next best thing! Run latest virt packages on Fedora 20 from the virt-preview repo:

Areas to test

All these tests have an entry in the Test Results table, please record them there.

Ensure you are using the latest virt packages!

Several updated packages were pushed to Fedora 21 only recently. The recommended versions are:

  • qemu-system-x86-2.1.1-2.fc21 (same version for all qemu* packages)
  • libvirt-daemon-1.2.8-6.fc21
  • virt-manager-common-1.1.0-3.git310f6527.fc21

If a 'yum update' isn't pulling these packages in, try 'sudo yum clean all', then 'sudo yum update'.

VM Install

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!

Standard features

These are recurring tests of standard virt features, they ensure nothing obvious is broken.

New features

Extra tests

These tests aren't listed in the 'test results' table, but consider giving them a spin and reporting any issues on IRC or bugzilla.

libguestfs and tools

You will need Fedora 21 (host) and at least one guest (but the more the merrier).

Install libguestfs: # yum install '*guestf*'

and run through the tests here:

Previous test cases

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

Fedora 20 features:

Fedora 19 features:

Fedora 18 features:

Misc tests:

All tests:



Test Results

We are tracking test results in a web application over here

Results from this web application will be automatically transferred to the Wiki a week after the test day, and the reporting system will be shutdown. Feel free to continue testing and filling the wiki even after this date.