Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

Administration Guide

Administration Tasks in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Documentation Team

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Abstract

This book contains information and procedures relevant to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization administrators.
1. Introduction
1.1. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture
1.2. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization System Components
1.3. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Resources
1.4. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization API Support Statement
1.5. Administering and Maintaining the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Environment
2. Using the Administration Portal
2.1. Browser and Client Requirements
2.2. Graphical User Interface Elements
2.3. Tree Mode and Flat Mode
2.4. Using the Guide Me Facility
2.5. Performing Searches in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
2.6. Saving a Query String as a Bookmark
2.7. The Configure Window
I. Administering the Resources
3. Quality of Service
3.1. Storage Quality of Service
3.2. Network Quality of Service
3.3. CPU Quality of Service
4. Data Centers
4.1. Introduction to Data Centers
4.2. The Storage Pool Manager
4.3. SPM Priority
4.4. Using the Events Tab to Identify Problem Objects in Data Centers
4.5. Data Center Tasks
4.6. Data Centers and Storage Domains
4.7. Data Centers and Permissions
5. Clusters
5.1. Introduction to Clusters
5.2. Cluster Tasks
5.3. Clusters and Permissions
6. Logical Networks
6.1. Introduction to Logical Networks
6.2. Required Networks, Optional Networks, and Virtual Machine Networks
6.3. Logical Network Tasks
6.4. Virtual Network Interface Cards
6.5. External Provider Networks
6.6. Logical Networks and Permissions
7. Hosts
7.1. Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hosts
7.2. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor Hosts
7.3. Foreman Host Provider Hosts
7.4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts
7.5. Host Tasks
7.6. Hosts and Networking
7.7. Host Resilience
7.8. Hosts and Permissions
8. Storage
8.1. Understanding Storage Domains
8.2. Storage Metadata Versions in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
8.3. Preparing and Adding NFS Storage
8.4. Preparing and Adding Local Storage
8.5. Preparing and Adding POSIX Compliant File System Storage
8.6. Preparing and Adding Block Storage
8.7. Importing Existing Storage Domains
8.8. Storage Tasks
8.9. Storage and Permissions
9. Working with Red Hat Gluster Storage
9.1. Red Hat Gluster Storage Nodes
9.2. Using Red Hat Gluster Storage as a Storage Domain
9.3. Clusters and Gluster Hooks
10. Virtual Machines
10.1. Introduction to Virtual Machines
10.2. Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems
10.3. Virtual Machine Performance Parameters
10.4. Creating Virtual Machines
10.5. Explanation of Settings and Controls in the New Virtual Machine and Edit Virtual Machine Windows
10.6. Configuring Virtual Machines
10.7. Editing Virtual Machines
10.8. Running Virtual Machines
10.9. Removing Virtual Machines
10.10. Cloning Virtual Machines
10.11. Virtual Machines and Permissions
10.12. Snapshots
10.13. Affinity Groups
10.14. Exporting and Importing Virtual Machines and Templates
10.15. Migrating Virtual Machines Between Hosts
10.16. Improving Uptime with Virtual Machine High Availability
10.17. Other Virtual Machine Tasks
11. Templates
11.1. Introduction to Templates
11.2. Sealing Virtual Machines in Preparation for Deployment as Templates
11.3. Template Tasks
11.4. Templates and Permissions
12. Pools
12.1. Introduction to Virtual Machine Pools
12.2. Virtual Machine Pool Tasks
12.3. Pools and Permissions
12.4. Trusted Compute Pools
13. Virtual Machine Disks
13.1. Understanding Virtual Machine Storage
13.2. Understanding Virtual Disks
13.3. Settings to Wipe Virtual Disks After Deletion
13.4. Shareable Disks in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
13.5. Read Only Disks in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
13.6. Virtual Disk Tasks
13.7. Virtual Disks and Permissions
14. External Providers
14.1. Introduction to External Providers in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
14.2. Enabling the Authentication of OpenStack Providers
14.3. Adding External Providers
14.4. Editing External Providers
14.5. Removing External Providers
II. Administering the Environment
15. Updating the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Environment
15.1. Updates between Minor Releases
15.2. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5
15.3. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4
15.4. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3
15.5. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.2
15.6. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.1
15.7. Post-upgrade Tasks
16. Backups and Migration
16.1. Backing Up and Restoring the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
16.2. Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines Using the Backup and Restore API
17. Users and Roles
17.1. Introduction to Users
17.2. Directory Users
17.3. User Authorization
17.4. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager User Tasks
18. Quotas and Service Level Agreement Policy
18.1. Introduction to Quota
18.2. Shared Quota and Individually Defined Quota
18.3. Quota Accounting
18.4. Enabling and Changing a Quota Mode in a Data Center
18.5. Creating a New Quota Policy
18.6. Explanation of Quota Threshold Settings
18.7. Assigning a Quota to an Object
18.8. Using Quota to Limit Resources by User
18.9. Editing Quotas
18.10. Removing Quotas
18.11. Service Level Agreement Policy Enforcement
19. Event Notifications
19.1. Configuring Event Notifications in the Administration Portal
19.2. Canceling Event Notifications in the Administration Portal
19.3. Parameters for Event Notifications in ovirt-engine-notifier.conf
19.4. Configuring the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager to Send SNMP Traps
20. Utilities
20.1. The oVirt Engine Rename Tool
20.2. The Domain Management Tool
20.3. The Engine Configuration Tool
20.4. The Image Uploader Tool
20.5. The USB Filter Editor
20.6. The Log Collector Tool
20.7. The ISO Uploader Tool
III. Gathering Information About the Environment
21. Log Files
21.1. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Installation Log Files
21.2. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Log Files
21.3. SPICE Log Files
21.4. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Host Log Files
21.5. Remotely Logging Host Activities
22. Proxies
22.1. SPICE Proxy
22.2. Squid Proxy
23. History Database, Reports, and Dashboards
23.1. Introduction
23.2. History Database
23.3. Reports
23.4. Dashboards
A. Firewalls
A.1. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Firewall Requirements
A.2. Virtualization Host Firewall Requirements
A.3. Directory Server Firewall Requirements
A.4. Database Server Firewall Requirements
B. VDSM and Hooks
B.1. VDSM
B.2. VDSM Hooks
B.3. Extending VDSM with Hooks
B.4. Supported VDSM Events
B.5. The VDSM Hook Environment
B.6. The VDSM Hook Domain XML Object
B.7. Defining Custom Properties
B.8. Setting Virtual Machine Custom Properties
B.9. Evaluating Virtual Machine Custom Properties in a VDSM Hook
B.10. Using the VDSM Hooking Module
B.11. VDSM Hook Execution
B.12. VDSM Hook Return Codes
B.13. VDSM Hook Examples
C. Explanation of Network Bridge Parameters
C.1. Explanation of bridge_opts Parameters
D. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization User Interface Plugins
D.1. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization User Interface Plug-ins
D.2. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization User Interface Plugin Lifecycle
D.3. User Interface Plugin-related Files and Their Locations
D.4. Example User Interface Plug-in Deployment
D.5. Installing the Red Hat Support Plug-in
D.6. Using Red Hat Support Plug-in
E. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and SSL
E.1. Replacing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager SSL Certificate
E.2. Setting Up SSL or TLS Connections between the Manager and an LDAP Server
F. Using Search, Bookmarks, and Tags
F.1. Searches
F.2. Bookmarks
F.3. Tags
G. Branding
G.1. Branding
H. Revision History