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Simple KVM based virtualisation service

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202
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Description: Produce a simple KVM based virtualisation service, using Redhat's tools.

This is implementing the first stage of the Replacement for VMware server proposal project

Deliverables:

  • Any required modifications to infrastructure to support KVM
  • Documentation for creation and management of VMs under KVM
  • At least one KVM hosting server
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Customer: Internal

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Proposal:

Resources: Two weeks (guesstimate)

Plan:

  • Any required modifications to infrastructure to support KVM
    • Create package lists and headers for KVM under SL6
    • Install KVM on an SL6_64 server
    • Test bonding works
    • Test VLANs
    • Test for SAN issues
    • Check for auto-shutdown and auto-boot on host shutdown/boot
    • Investigate suspend/resume of guests
    • Understand and configure libvirt access controls
    • Check local command line access to consoles
    • Check remote command line access to consoles
    • Other stuff to be identified during course of project
  • Documentation for creation and management of VMs under KVM
  • At least one KVM hosting server
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Dependencies: DICE SL6 server platform

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