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Virtualization Test Day

Date Thursday 2018-09-11
Time all day

Website Virtualization
IRC #fedora-test-day

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What to test?[edit]

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Virtualization in Fedora 29. Test cases will basic virtualization workflow, some cool functionality, as well as new features introduced in Fedora 28. The biggest one including Changes/VirtualBox Guest Integration

Who's available[edit]

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

What's needed to test[edit]

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: dnf groupinstall virtualization

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

Fedora 29 on a physical machine[edit]

The preferred testing platform is a fully updated Fedora 29 machine. You have a few options for getting the Fedora 29 bits:

Install with CD/DVD[edit]

You can download the latest Fedora 29 Pre-Beta composes here:

Run Fedora 29 in a VM with nested virtualization[edit]

Do you have a new machine with a ton of ram and storage space, running Fedora 27/28? Nested virt might be an option! This allows you to create KVM guests inside a Fedora 29 VM.

Run the tests[edit]

Visit the result page and click on the column title links to see the tests that need to be run: most column titles are links to a specific test case. Follow the instructions there, then enter your results by clicking the Enter result button for the test.

Reporting bugs[edit]

If you have problems with any of the tests, have a look in the results page.

If you don't see it, please file a new bug to Bugzilla. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC #fedora-test-day or #fedora-qa and we will help you.


Test Results[edit]

KVM Install[edit]

User Profile Current KVM install Previous KVM install Guest Install Via URL Import VM References
Test
Pass pass
Pass pass
alciregi on F28 workstation x86_64
Pass pass
alciregi on F29 workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
bhavin192 on F28 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
blackfile on F28 workstation x86_64
Pass pass
echoduck F29 Server x86_64
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
Pass pass
  1. Release version of F29
echoduck F29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
kevheavy F29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
lnie Nested Virtualization with virt-manager
Warning warn
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1627696
lnie F28 workstation x86_64
Pass pass
lruzicka Updated Fedora 28, virt-manager
Pass pass
lruzicka Updated Fedora 29, KVM
Pass pass
lruzicka Updated Fedora 29, virt-manager
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
  1. I used virt-builder to create the image. The provided qcow2 did not start because of some network problem.
mmarusak Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
  1. It got recognized as Fedora 28 possibly because Fedora 29 is not available in virt-manager (when I want to manually pick what version I am installing). Otherwise works well
nabooengineer on F29 Workstation x86_64 with Nested Virtualization under VirtualBox Version 5.2.18 r124319
Pass pass
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1627836 During install of Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-20180910.n.0, noticed install of VirtualBox Guest Additions 5.2.16 are installed, instead of 5.2.18. fixed with sudo dnf upgrade & reboot. Testing with nested virtualization with VM system settings with 4 CPU & 8 GB... actual hardware is 8 CPU & 32 GB, granted that is a different issue.
pnemade F20 WS x86_64
Pass pass
pnemade F29 WS x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
  1. Got this message "Please install the 'virt-viewer' package", but the installation completed fine.
pyadav Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass
siddharthvipul1 Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64 -> KVM
Pass pass
spathare Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
  1. nested virtualization taking too much time for installation
suprith4989
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
  1. Fedora 29, Workstation Edition, KVM, x86_64
vishalvvr Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass

Boxes Install[edit]

User Profile Current Boxes Install References
blackfile on F28 workstation x86_64
Pass pass
echoduck F29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
kevheavy F29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
mmarusak Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
spathare Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
vishalvvr Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass

Virtual Box[edit]

User Profile Install Shared Clipboard References
blackfile on Windows 10
Warning warn
[1]
  1. The option "seamless mode" is disabled
echoduck F29 Workstation x86_64
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Attempting to install virtualbox from the Virtualbox repo leads to the previously described lib.vpx.so error. Installation succeeds from the RPMFusion repo, but VM startup hangs at the "Press F12 to select boot device" screen.
kevheavy F29 Workstation x86_64
Warning warn
[1]
Pass pass
  1. 1. There is flickering when viewing VM's programs from the VM on seamless mode. Windowed and Full-screen mode works fine.
nabooengineer on F29 Workstation x86_64 with Nested Virtualization under VirtualBox Version 5.2.18 r124319
Fail fail
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
  1. RHBZ #1627855 sudo dnf install VirtualBox-5.2-5.2.18_124319_fedora26-1.x86_64.rpm [sudo] password for michael: Last metadata expiration check: 0:53:15 ago on Tue 11 Sep 2018 12:02:16 PM EDT. Error: Problem: conflicting requests - nothing provides libvpx.so.4()(64bit) needed by VirtualBox-5.2-5.2.18_124319_fedora26-1.x86_64 [michael@localhost Downloads]$ sudo dnf install libvpx Last metadata expiration check: 0:56:08 ago on Tue 11 Sep 2018 12:02:16 PM EDT. Package libvpx-1.7.0-7.fc29.x86_64 is already installed, skipping. Dependencies resolved. Nothing to do. Complete!
  2. RHBZ #1627836 Nested VM Performance is fine, Bug #1627836 noted that during the install of Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-20180910.n.0, install of VirtualBox Guest Additions 5.2.16 are installed, instead of 5.2.18. fixed with sudo dnf upgrade & reboot. VM system settings with 4 CPU & 8 GB... actual hardware is 8 CPU & 32 GB,
spathare Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Warning warn
[1]
Warning warn
[2]
  1. Not getting exact steps for this test cases what to do 1. left -Ctrl + L should work after login or on login screen ? 2. Not getting an option for shared clipboard -> bidirectional from system settings - > devices where to search for this option exatly ?
  2. unable to find shared clipboard can you please give exact test cases

Standard Features[edit]

User Profile VM Lifecycle VM Sanpshots Change VM CDROM Host USB Hotplug Nested virt References
alciregi on F29 workstation x86_64
Pass pass
echoduck F29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
lnie Nested Virtualization with virt-manager
Warning warn
[1]
  1. RHBZ #1627697 RHBZ #1627696
lruzicka Updated Fedora 29, virt-manager
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
nabooengineer on F29 Workstation x86_64 with Nested Virtualization under VirtualBox Version 5.2.18 r124319
Pass pass
spathare Fedora 29 Workstation x86_64
Pass pass
Pass pass