11.2. Adding External Providers

11.2.1. Adding an External Provider

All external resource providers are added using a single window that adapts to your input. You must add the resource provider before you can use the resources it provides in your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment.

11.2.2. Adding a Red Hat Satellite Instance for Host Provisioning

Add a Satellite instance for host provisioning to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6 and onwards is supported with Red Hat Satellite 6.1.

Procedure 11.1. Adding a Satellite Instance for Host Provisioning

  1. Select the External Providers entry in the tree pane.
  2. Click Add to open the Add Provider window.
    The Add Provider Window

    Figure 11.1. The Add Provider Window

  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. From the Type list, ensure that Foreman/Satellite is selected.
  5. Enter the URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the Satellite instance is installed in the Provider URL text field. You do not need to specify a port number.

    Important

    IP addresses cannot be used to add a Satellite instance.
  6. Enter the Username and Password for the Satellite instance. You must use the same user name and password as you would use to log in to the Satellite provisioning portal.
  7. Test the credentials:
    1. Click Test to test whether you can authenticate successfully with the Satellite instance using the provided credentials.
    2. If the Satellite instance uses SSL, the Import provider certificates window opens; click OK to import the certificate that the Satellite instance provides.

      Important

      You must import the certificate that the Satellite instance provides to ensure the Manager can communicate with the instance.
  8. Click OK.
You have added the Satellite instance to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, and can work with the hosts it provides.

11.2.3. Adding an OpenStack Image (Glance) Instance for Image Management

Add an OpenStack Image (Glance) instance for image management to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

Procedure 11.2. Adding an OpenStack Image (Glance) Instance for Image Management

  1. Select the External Providers entry in the tree pane.
  2. Click Add to open the Add Provider window.
    The Add Provider Window

    Figure 11.2. The Add Provider Window

  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. From the Type list, select OpenStack Image.
  5. Enter the URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the OpenStack Image instance is installed in the Provider URL text field.
  6. Optionally, select the Requires Authentication check box and enter the Username, Password, Tenant Name, and Authentication URL for the OpenStack Image instance. You must use the user name and password for the OpenStack Image user registered in Keystone, the tenant of which the OpenStack Image instance is a member, and the URL and port of the Keystone server.
  7. Test the credentials:
    1. Click Test to test whether you can authenticate successfully with the OpenStack Image instance using the provided credentials.
    2. If the OpenStack Image instance uses SSL, the Import provider certificates window opens; click OK to import the certificate that the OpenStack Image instance provides.

      Important

      You must import the certificate that the OpenStack Image instance provides to ensure the Manager can communicate with the instance.
  8. Click OK.
You have added the OpenStack Image instance to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, and can work with the images it provides.

11.2.4. Adding an OpenStack Networking (Neutron) Instance for Network Provisioning

Add an OpenStack Networking (Neutron) instance for network provisioning to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

Procedure 11.3. Adding an OpenStack Networking (Neutron) Instance for Network Provisioning

  1. Select the External Providers entry in the tree pane.
  2. Click Add to open the Add Provider window.
    The Add Provider Window

    Figure 11.3. The Add Provider Window

  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. From the Type list, select OpenStack Networking.
  5. Ensure that Open vSwitch is selected in the Networking Plugin field.
  6. Enter the URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the OpenStack Networking instance is installed in the Provider URL text field, followed by the port number.
  7. Optionally, select the Requires Authentication check box and enter the Username, Password, Tenant Name, and Authentication URL for the OpenStack Networking instance. You must use the user name and password for the OpenStack Networking user registered in Keystone, the tenant of which the OpenStack Networking instance is a member, and the URL and port of the Keystone server.
  8. Test the credentials:
    1. Click Test to test whether you can authenticate successfully with the OpenStack Networking instance using the provided credentials.
    2. If the OpenStack Networking instance uses SSL, the Import provider certificates window opens; click OK to import the certificate that the OpenStack Networking instance provides.

      Important

      You must import the certificate that the OpenStack Networking instance provides to ensure the Manager can communicate with the instance.
  9. Click the Agent Configuration tab.
    The Agent Configuration Tab

    Figure 11.4. The Agent Configuration Tab

  10. Enter a comma-separated list of interface mappings for the Open vSwitch agent in the Interface Mappings field.
  11. Select the message broker type that the OpenStack Networking instance uses from the Broker Type list.
  12. Enter the URL or fully qualified domain name of the host on which the message broker is hosted in the Host field.
  13. Enter the Port by which to connect to the message broker. This port number will be 5762 by default if the message broker is not configured to use SSL, and 5761 if it is configured to use SSL.
  14. Enter the Username and Password of the OpenStack Networking user registered in the message broker instance.
  15. Click OK.
You have added the OpenStack Networking instance to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, and can use the networks it provides.

11.2.5. Adding an OpenStack Volume (Cinder) Instance for Storage Management

Add an OpenStack Volume (Cinder) instance for storage management to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. The OpenStack Cinder volumes are provisioned by Ceph Storage.

Procedure 11.4. Adding an OpenStack Volume (Cinder) Instance for Storage Management

  1. Select the External Providers entry in the tree pane.
  2. Click Add to open the Add Provider window.
    The Add Provider Window

    Figure 11.5. The Add Provider Window

  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. From the Type list, select OpenStack Volume.
  5. Select the Data Center to which OpenStack Volume storage volumes will be attached.
  6. Enter the URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the OpenStack Volume instance is installed, followed by the port number, in the Provider URL text field.
  7. Optionally, select the Requires Authentication check box and enter the Username, Password, Tenant Name, and Authentication URL for the OpenStack Volume instance. You must use the user name and password for the OpenStack Volume user registered in Keystone, the tenant of which the OpenStack Volume instance is a member, and the URL, port, and API version of the Keystone server.
  8. Click Test to test whether you can authenticate successfully with the OpenStack Volume instance using the provided credentials.
  9. Click OK.
  10. If client Ceph authentication (cephx) is enabled, you must also complete the following steps. The cephx protocol is enabled by default.
    1. On your Ceph server, create a new secret key for the client.cinder user using the ceph auth get-or-create command. See Cephx Config Reference for more information on cephx, and Managing Users for more information on creating keys for new users. If a key already exists for the client.cinder user, retrieve it using the same command.
    2. In the Administration Portal, select the newly-created Cinder external provider from the Providers list.
    3. Click the Authentication Keys sub-tab.
    4. Click New.
    5. Enter the secret key in the Value field.
    6. Copy the automatically-generated UUID, or enter an existing UUID in the text field.
    7. On your Cinder server, add the UUID from the previous step and the cinder user to /etc/cinder/cinder.conf:
      rbd_secret_uuid = UUID
      rbd_user = cinder
You have added the OpenStack Volume instance to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, and can work with the storage volumes it provides. See Section 10.6.1, “Creating Floating Virtual Disks” for more information about creating a OpenStack Volume (Cinder) disk.

11.2.6. Adding a VMware Instance as a Virtual Machine Provider

Add a VMware vCenter instance to import virtual machines from VMware to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization uses V2V to convert VMware virtual machines to the correct format before they are imported. You must install the virt-v2v package on a least one Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 host in a data center with version 3.6 compatibility. This package is available in the base rhel-7-server-rpms repository.

Procedure 11.5. Adding a VMware vCenter Instance as a Virtual Machine Provider

  1. Select the External Providers entry in the tree pane.
  2. Click Add to open the Add Provider window.
    The Add Provider Window

    Figure 11.6. The Add Provider Window

  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. From the Type list, select VMware.
  5. Select the Data Center into which VMware virtual machines will be imported, or select Any Data Center to instead specify the destination data center during individual import operations (using the Import function in the Virtual Machines tab).
  6. Enter the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the VMware vCenter instance in the vCenter field.
  7. Enter the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the host from which the virtual machines will be imported in the ESXi field.
  8. Enter the name of the data center in which the specified ESXi host resides in the Data Center field.
  9. Optionally, select the Verify Credentials check box to verify the ESXi host's certificate.
  10. Select a host in the chosen data center with virt-v2v installed to serve as the Proxy Host during virtual machine import operations. This host must also be able to connect to the network of the VMware vCenter external provider. If you selected Any Data Center above, you cannot choose the host here, but instead can specify a host during individual import operations (using the Import function in the Virtual Machines tab).
  11. Enter the Username and Password for the VMware vCenter instance. The user must have access to the VMware data center and ESXi host on which the virtual machines reside.
  12. Test the credentials:
    1. Click Test to test whether you can authenticate successfully with the VMware vCenter instance using the provided credentials.
    2. If the VMware vCenter instance uses SSL, the Import provider certificates window opens; click OK to import the certificate that the VMware vCenter instance provides.

      Important

      You must import the certificate that the VMware vCenter instance provides to ensure the Manager can communicate with the instance.
  13. Click OK.
You have added the VMware vCenter instance to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, and can import the virtual machines it provides. See Importing a Virtual Machine from a VMware Provider for more information.

11.2.7. Add Provider General Settings Explained

The General tab in the Add Provider window allows you to register the core details of the external provider.

Table 11.1. Add Provider: General Settings

Setting
Explanation
Name
A name to represent the provider in the Manager.
Description
A plain text, human-readable description of the provider.
Type
The type of external provider. Changing this setting alters the available fields for configuring the provider.
Foreman/Satellite
  • Provider URL: The URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine that hosts the Satellite instance. You do not need to add the port number to the end of the URL or fully qualified domain name.
  • Requires Authentication: Allows you to specify whether authentication is required for the provider. Authentication is mandatory when Foreman/Satellite is selected.
  • Username: A user name for connecting to the Satellite instance. This user name must be the user name used to log in to the provisioning portal on the Satellite instance. By default, this user name is admin.
  • Password: The password against which the above user name is to be authenticated. This password must be the password used to log in to the provisioning portal on the Satellite instance.
OpenStack Image
  • Provider URL: The URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the OpenStack Image service is hosted. You must add the port number for the OpenStack Image service to the end of the URL or fully qualified domain name. By default, this port number is 9292.
  • Requires Authentication: Allows you to specify whether authentication is required to access the OpenStack Image service.
  • Username: A user name for connecting to the OpenStack Image service. This user name must be the user name for the OpenStack Image service registered in the Keystone instance of which the OpenStack Image service is a member. By default, this user name is glance.
  • Password: The password against which the above user name is to be authenticated. This password must be the password for the OpenStack Image service registered in the Keystone instance of which the OpenStack Image service is a member.
  • Tenant Name: The name of the OpenStack tenant of which the OpenStack Image service is a member. By default, this is services.
  • Authentication URL: The URL and port of the Keystone server with which the OpenStack Image service authenticates.
OpenStack Networking
  • Networking Plugin: The networking plugin with which to connect to the OpenStack Networking server. Open vSwitch is the only option, and is selected by default.
  • Provider URL: The URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the OpenStack Networking instance is hosted. You must add the port number for the OpenStack Networking instance to the end of the URL or fully qualified domain name. By default, this port number is 9696.
  • Requires Authentication: Allows you to specify whether authentication is required to access the OpenStack Networking service.
  • Username: A user name for connecting to the OpenStack Networking instance. This user name must be the user name for OpenStack Networking registered in the Keystone instance of which the OpenStack Networking instance is a member. By default, this user name is neutron.
  • Password: The password against which the above user name is to be authenticated. This password must be the password for OpenStack Networking registered in the Keystone instance of which the OpenStack Networking instance is a member.
  • Tenant Name: The name of the OpenStack tenant of which the OpenStack Networking instance is a member. By default, this is services.
  • Authentication URL: The URL and port of the Keystone server with which the OpenStack Networking instance authenticates.
OpenStack Volume
  • Data Center: The data center to which OpenStack Volume storage volumes will be attached.
  • Provider URL: The URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the OpenStack Volume instance is hosted. You must add the port number for the OpenStack Volume instance to the end of the URL or fully qualified domain name. By default, this port number is 8776.
  • Requires Authentication: Allows you to specify whether authentication is required to access the OpenStack Volume service.
  • Username: A user name for connecting to the OpenStack Volume instance. This user name must be the user name for OpenStack Volume registered in the Keystone instance of which the OpenStack Volume instance is a member. By default, this user name is cinder.
  • Password: The password against which the above user name is to be authenticated. This password must be the password for OpenStack Volume registered in the Keystone instance of which the OpenStack Volume instance is a member.
  • Tenant Name: The name of the OpenStack tenant of which the OpenStack Volume instance is a member. By default, this is services.
  • Authentication URL: The URL and port of the Keystone server with which the OpenStack Volume instance authenticates.
VMware
  • Data Center: Specify the data center into which VMware virtual machines will be imported, or select Any Data Center to instead specify the destination data center during individual import operations (using the Import function in the Virtual Machines tab).
  • vCenter: The IP address or fully qualified domain name of the VMware vCenter instance.
  • ESXi: The IP address or fully qualified domain name of the host from which the virtual machines will be imported.
  • Data Center: The name of the data center in which the specified ESXi host resides.
  • Verify Credentials: Specify whether the ESXi host's certificate will be verified on connection.
  • Proxy Host: Select a host in the chosen data center with virt-v2v installed to serve as the host during virtual machine import operations. This host must also be able to connect to the network of the VMware vCenter external provider. If you selected Any Data Center, you cannot choose the host here, but instead can specify a host during individual import operations (using the Import function in the Virtual Machines tab).
  • Username: A user name for connecting to the VMware vCenter instance. The user must have access to the VMware data center and ESXi host on which the virtual machines reside.
  • Password: The password against which the above user name is to be authenticated.
Test
Allows users to test the specified credentials. This button is available to all provider types.

11.2.8. Add Provider Agent Configuration Settings Explained

The Agent Configuration tab in the Add Provider window allows users to register details for networking plugins. This tab is only available for the OpenStack Networking provider type.

Table 11.2. Add Provider: General Settings

Setting
Explanation
Interface Mappings
A comma-separated list of mappings in the format of label:interface.
Broker Type
The message broker type that the OpenStack Networking instance uses. Select RabbitMQ or Qpid.
Host
The URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the message broker is installed.
Port
The remote port by which a connection with the above host is to be made. By default, this port is 5762 if SSL is not enabled on the host, and 5761 if SSL is enabled.
Username
A user name for authenticating the OpenStack Networking instance with the above message broker. By default, this user name is neutron.
Password
The password against which the above user name is to be authenticated.