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2.9. External Providers

2.9.1. Introduction to External Providers in Red Hat Virtualization

In addition to resources managed by the Red Hat Virtualization Manager itself, Red Hat Virtualization can also take advantage of resources managed by external sources. The providers of these resources, known as external providers, can provide resources such as virtualization hosts, virtual machine images, and networks.

Red Hat Virtualization currently supports the following external providers:

Red Hat Satellite for Host Provisioning
Satellite is a tool for managing all aspects of the life cycle of both physical and virtual hosts. In Red Hat Virtualization, hosts managed by Satellite can be added to and used by the Red Hat Virtualization Manager as virtualization hosts. After you add a Satellite instance to the Manager, the hosts managed by the Satellite instance can be added by searching for available hosts on that Satellite instance when adding a new host. For more information on installing Red Hat Satellite and managing hosts using Red Hat Satellite, see the Red Hat Satellite Quick Start Guide and Red Hat Satellite Managing Hosts.
KubeVirt/Openshift Virtualization
Openshift Virtualization (formerly container-native virtualization or "CNV") enables you to bring virtual machines (VMs) into containerized workflows so you can develop, manage, and deploy virtual machines side-by-side with containers and serverless. In RHV Manager, adding this provider is one of the requirements for using Openshift Virtualization. For details, see Adding KubeVirt/Openshift Virtualization as an external provider.
OpenStack Image Service (Glance) for Image Management
OpenStack Image Service provides a catalog of virtual machine images. In Red Hat Virtualization, these images can be imported into the Red Hat Virtualization Manager and used as floating disks or attached to virtual machines and converted into templates. After you add an OpenStack Image Service to the Manager, it appears as a storage domain that is not attached to any data center. Virtual disks in a Red Hat Virtualization environment can also be exported to an OpenStack Image Service as virtual disks.
Note

Support for OpenStack Glance is now deprecated. This functionality will be removed in a later release.

VMware for Virtual Machine Provisioning
Virtual machines created in VMware can be converted using V2V (virt-v2v) and imported into a Red Hat Virtualization environment. After you add a VMware provider to the Manager, you can import the virtual machines it provides. V2V conversion is performed on a designated proxy host as part of the import operation.
RHEL 5 Xen for Virtual Machine Provisioning
Virtual machines created in RHEL 5 Xen can be converted using V2V (virt-v2v) and imported into a Red Hat Virtualization environment. After you add a RHEL 5 Xen host to the Manager, you can import the virtual machines it provides. V2V conversion is performed on a designated proxy host as part of the import operation.
KVM for Virtual Machine Provisioning
Virtual machines created in KVM can be imported into a Red Hat Virtualization environment. After you add a KVM host to the Manager, you can import the virtual machines it provides.
Open Virtual Network (OVN) for Network Provisioning
Open Virtual Network (OVN) is an Open vSwitch (OVS) extension that provides software-defined networks. After you add OVN to the Manager, you can import existing OVN networks, and create new OVN networks from the Manager. You can also automatically install OVN on the Manager using engine-setup.

2.9.2. Adding External Providers

2.9.2.1. Adding a Red Hat Satellite Instance for Host Provisioning

Add a Satellite instance for host provisioning to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager. Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 is supported with Red Hat Satellite 6.1.

Procedure

  1. Click AdministrationProviders.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. Select Foreman/Satellite from the Type drop-down list.
  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. Select the Requires Authentication check box.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 to ensure the Manager can communicate with the instance.
  9. Click OK.

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

Note

Support for OpenStack Glance is now deprecated. This functionality will be removed in a later release.

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

Procedure

  1. Click AdministrationProviders.
  2. Click Add and enter the details in the General Settings tab. For more information on these fields, see Add Provider General Settings Explained.
  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. Select OpenStack Image from the Type drop-down list.
  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 and Password for the OpenStack Image instance user registered in Keystone. You must also define the authentication URL of the Keystone server by defining the Protocol (must be HTTP), Hostname, and API Port.

    Enter the Tenant for the OpenStack Image instance.

  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 to ensure the Manager can communicate with the instance.
  8. Click OK.

2.9.2.3. Adding KubeVirt/Openshift Virtualization as an external provider

To run virtual machines in a container on the OpenShift Container Platform, you add OpenShift as an external provider in Red Hat Virtualization.

Note

This capability is known as OpenShift Virtualization.

Procedure

  1. In the RHV Administration Portal, go to AdministrationProviders and click New.
  2. In Add Provider, set Type to KubeVirt/Openshift Virtualization.
  3. Enter the Provider URL and Token, which are required.
  4. Optional: Enter values for Advanced parameters such as Certificate Authority, Prometheus URL, and Prometheus Certificate Authority.
  5. Click Test to verify the connection to the new provider.
  6. Click OK to finish adding this new provider.

Verification steps

  1. In the RHV Administration Portal, click ComputeClusters.
  2. Click the name of new cluster you just created. This cluster name, kubevirt for example, is based on the name of the provider. This action opens the cluster details view.
  3. Click the Hosts tab to verify that the status of the OpenShift Container Platform worker nodes is up.

    Note

    The status of the control plane nodes is down, even if they are running, because they cannot host virtual machines.

  4. Use ComputeVirtual Machines to deploy a virtual machine to the new cluster.
  5. In the OpenShift Container Platform web console, in the Administrator perspective, use WorkloadsVirtual Machines to view the virtual machine you deployed.

2.9.2.4. Adding a VMware Instance as a Virtual Machine Provider

Add a VMware vCenter instance to import virtual machines from VMware to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.

Red Hat Virtualization uses V2V to convert VMware virtual machines to the correct format before they are imported. The virt-v2v package must be installed on at least one host. The virt-v2v package is available by default on Red Hat Virtualization Hosts (RHVH) and is installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts as a dependency of VDSM when added to the Red Hat Virtualization environment. Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts must be Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 or later.

Note

The virt-v2v package is not available on ppc64le architecture; these hosts cannot be used as proxy hosts.

Procedure

  1. Click AdministrationProviders.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Enter a Name and Description.
  4. Select VMware from the Type drop-down list.
  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.
  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. If you have exchanged the SSL certificate between the ESXi host and the Manager, leave the Verify server’s SSL certificate check box selected to verify the ESXi host’s certificate. If not, clear the check box.
  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.
  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 to ensure the Manager can communicate with the instance.
  13. Click OK.

To import virtual machines from the VMware external provider, see Importing a Virtual Machine from a VMware Provider in the Virtual Machine Management Guide.

2.9.2.5. Adding a RHEL 5 Xen Host as a Virtual Machine Provider

Add a RHEL 5 Xen host to import virtual machines from Xen to Red Hat Virtualization.

Red Hat Virtualization uses V2V to convert RHEL 5 Xen virtual machines to the correct format before they are imported. The virt-v2v package must be installed on at least one host. The virt-v2v package is available by default on Red Hat Virtualization Hosts (RHVH) and is installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts as a dependency of VDSM when added to the Red Hat Virtualization environment. Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts must be Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 or later.

Note

The virt-v2v package is not available on ppc64le architecture; these hosts cannot be used as proxy hosts.

Procedure

  1. Enable public key authentication between the proxy host and the RHEL 5 Xen host:

    1. Log in to the proxy host and generate SSH keys for the vdsm user.

      # sudo -u vdsm ssh-keygen
    2. Copy the vdsm user’s public key to the RHEL 5 Xen host. The proxy host’s known_hosts file will also be updated to include the host key of the RHEL 5 Xen host.

      # sudo -u vdsm ssh-copy-id root@xenhost.example.com
    3. Log in to the RHEL 5 Xen host to verify that the login works correctly.

      # sudo -u vdsm ssh root@xenhost.example.com
  2. Click AdministrationProviders.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter a Name and Description.
  5. Select XEN from the Type drop-down list.
  6. Select the Data Center into which Xen virtual machines will be imported, or select Any Data Center to specify the destination data center during individual import operations.
  7. Enter the URI of the RHEL 5 Xen host in the URI field.
  8. 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 RHEL 5 Xen 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.
  9. Click Test to test whether you can authenticate successfully with the RHEL 5 Xen host.
  10. Click OK.

To import virtual machines from a RHEL 5 Xen external provider, see Importing a Virtual Machine from a RHEL 5 Xen Host in the Virtual Machine Management Guide.

2.9.2.6. Adding a KVM Host as a Virtual Machine Provider

Add a KVM host to import virtual machines from KVM to Red Hat Virtualization Manager.

Procedure

  1. Enable public key authentication between the proxy host and the KVM host:

    1. Log in to the proxy host and generate SSH keys for the vdsm user.

      # sudo -u vdsm ssh-keygen
    2. Copy the vdsm user’s public key to the KVM host. The proxy host’s known_hosts file will also be updated to include the host key of the KVM host.

      # sudo -u vdsm ssh-copy-id root@kvmhost.example.com
    3. Log in to the KVM host to verify that the login works correctly.

      # sudo -u vdsm ssh root@kvmhost.example.com
  2. Click AdministrationProviders.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter a Name and Description.
  5. Select KVM from the Type drop-down list.
  6. Select the Data Center into which KVM virtual machines will be imported, or select Any Data Center to specify the destination data center during individual import operations.
  7. Enter the URI of the KVM host in the URI field.

    qemu+ssh://root@host.example.com/system
  8. Select a host in the chosen data center to serve as the Proxy Host during virtual machine import operations. This host must also be able to connect to the network of the KVM external provider. If you selected Any Data Center in the Data Center field above, you cannot choose the host here. The field is greyed out and shows Any Host in Data Center. Instead you can specify a host during individual import operations.
  9. Optionally, select the Requires Authentication check box and enter the Username and Password for the KVM host. The user must have access to the KVM host on which the virtual machines reside.
  10. Click Test to test whether you can authenticate successfully with the KVM host using the provided credentials.
  11. Click OK.

To import virtual machines from a KVM external provider, see Importing a Virtual Machine from a KVM Host in the Virtual Machine Management Guide.

2.9.2.7. Adding Open Virtual Network (OVN) as an External Network Provider

You can use Open Virtual Network (OVN) to create overlay virtual networks that enable communication among the virtual machines without adding VLANs or changing the infrastructure. OVN is an extension of Open vSwitch (OVS) that provides native support for virtual L2 and L3 overlays.

You can also connect an OVN network to a native Red Hat Virtualization network. See Connecting an OVN Network to a Physical Network for more information. This feature is available as a Technology Preview only.

The ovirt-provider-ovn exposes an OpenStack Networking REST API. You can use this API to create networks, subnets, ports, and routers. For details, see OpenStack Networking API v2.0.

For more details, see the Open vSwitch Documentation and Open vSwitch Manpages.

2.9.2.7.1. Installing a New OVN Network Provider

Installing OVN using engine-setup performs the following steps:

  • Sets up an OVN central server on the Manager machine.
  • Adds OVN to Red Hat Virtualization as an external network provider.
  • On the Default cluster only, sets the Default Network Provider to ovirt-provider-ovn.
Important
  • Installing OVN changes the Default Network Provider setting on the Default cluster only, not on other clusters.
  • Changing the Default Network Provider setting does not update hosts in that cluster to use the Default Network Provider.
  • For hosts and virtual machines to use OVN, perform the addition tasks described in the "Next steps" at the end of this topic.

Procedure

  1. Optional: If you use a preconfigured answer file with engine-setup, add the following entry to install OVN:

    OVESETUP_OVN/ovirtProviderOvn=bool:True
  2. Run engine-setup on the Manager machine.
  3. If you do not use a preconfigured answer file, answer Yes when the engine-setup asks:

    Configuring ovirt-provider-ovn also sets the Default cluster's default network provider to ovirt-provider-ovn.
    Non-Default clusters may be configured with an OVN after installation.
    Configure ovirt-provider-ovn (Yes, No) [Yes]:
  4. Answer the following question:

    Use default credentials (admin@internal) for ovirt-provider-ovn (Yes, No) [Yes]?:

    If Yes, engine-setup uses the default engine user and password specified earlier in the setup process. This option is only available during new installations.

    oVirt OVN provider user[admin]:
    oVirt OVN provider password[empty]:

    You can use the default values or specify the oVirt OVN provider user and password.

Note

To change the authentication method later, you can edit the /etc/ovirt-provider-ovn/conf.d/10_engine_setup.conf file, or create a new /etc/ovirt-provider-ovn/conf.d/20_engine_setup.conf file. Restart the ovirt-provider-ovn service for the change to take effect. See oVirt external network provider for OVN for more information about OVN authentication.

Next steps

Before you can create virtual machines that use a newly-installed OVN network, complete these additional steps:

  1. Add a network to the Default cluster.

    1. While doing so, select the Create on external provider check box. This creates a network based on ovirt-provider-ovn.
    2. Optional: To connect the OVN network to a physical network, select the Connect to physical network check box and specify the Red Hat Virtualization network to use.
    3. Optional: Determine whether the network should use a security group and select one from the Security Groups drop-down. For more information on the available options see Logical Network General Settings Explained.
  2. Add hosts to or reinstall the hosts on the Default cluster so they use the cluster’s new Default Network Provider, ovirt-provider-ovn.
  3. Optional: Edit non-Default clusters and set Default Network Provider to ovirt-provider-ovn.

    1. Optional: Reinstall the hosts on each non-Default cluster so they use the cluster’s new Default Network Provider, ovirt-provider-ovn.

Additional resources

2.9.2.7.2. Updating the OVN Tunnel Network on a Single Host

You can update the OVN tunnel network on a single host with vdsm-tool:

# vdsm-tool ovn-config OVN_Central_IP Tunneling_IP_or_Network_Name Host_FQDN
Note

The Host_FQDN must match the FQDN that is specified in the engine for this host.

Example 2.4. Updating a Host with vdsm-tool

# vdsm-tool ovn-config 192.168.0.1 MyNetwork MyFQDN
2.9.2.7.3. Connecting an OVN Network to a Physical Network
Important

This feature relies on Open vSwitch support, which is available only as a Technology Preview in Red Hat Virtualization. Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs), might not be functionally complete, and Red Hat does not recommend using them for production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.

For more information on Red Hat Technology Preview features support scope, see Technology Preview Features Support Scope.

You can create an external provider network that overlays a native Red Hat Virtualization network so that the virtual machines on each appear to be sharing the same subnet.

Important

If you created a subnet for the OVN network, a virtual machine using that network will receive an IP address from there. If you want the physical network to allocate the IP address, do not create a subnet for the OVN network.

Prerequisites

  • The cluster must have OVS selected as the Switch Type. Hosts added to this cluster must not have any pre-existing Red Hat Virtualization networks configured, such as the ovirtmgmt bridge.
  • The physical network must be available on the hosts. You can enforce this by setting the physical network as required for the cluster (in the Manage Networks window, or the Cluster tab of the New Logical Network window).

Procedure

  1. Click ComputeClusters.
  2. Click the cluster’s name. This opens the details view.
  3. Click the Logical Networks tab and click Add Network.
  4. Enter a Name for the network.
  5. Select the Create on external provider check box. ovirt-provider-ovn is selected by default.
  6. Select the Connect to physical network check box if it is not already selected by default.
  7. Choose the physical network to connect the new network to:

    • Click the Data Center Network radio button and select the physical network from the drop-down list. This is the recommended option.
    • Click the Custom radio button and enter the name of the physical network. If the physical network has VLAN tagging enabled, you must also select the Enable VLAN tagging check box and enter the physical network’s VLAN tag.

      Important

      The physical network’s name must not be longer than 15 characters, or contain special characters.

  8. Click OK.

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2.9.2.8. 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 2.38. Add Provider: General Settings

SettingExplanation

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.

External Network Provider

  • Networking Plugin: Determines which implementation of the driver will be used on the host to handle NIC operations. If an external network provider with the oVirt Network Provider for OVN plugin is added as the default network provider for a cluster, this also determines which driver will be installed on hosts added to the cluster.
  • Automatic Synchronization: Allows you to specify whether the provider will be automatically synchronized with existing networks.
  • Provider URL: The URL or fully qualified domain name of the machine on which the external network provider is hosted. You must add the port number for the external network provider to the end of the URL or fully qualified domain name. By default, this port number is 9696.
  • Read Only: Allows you to specify whether the external network provider can be modified from the Administration Portal.
  • Requires Authentication: Allows you to specify whether authentication is required to access the external network provider.
  • Username: A user name for connecting to the external network provider. If you are authenticating with Active Directory, the user name must be in the format of username@domain@auth_profile instead of the default username@domain.
  • Password: The password against which the above user name is to be authenticated.
  • Protocol: The protocol used to communicate with the Keystone server. The default is HTTPS.
  • Hostname: The IP address or hostname of the Keystone server.
  • API port: The API port number of the Keystone server.
  • API Version: The version of the Keystone server. The value is v2.0 and the field is disabled.
  • Tenant Name: Optional. The name of the tenant of which the external network provider is a member.

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.
  • 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.

KubeVirt/OpenShift Virtualization

  • Provider URL: The URL or fully qualified domain name and port number of the OpenShift Container Platform API. By default, this port number is 6443.
  • Token The OAuth access token for authenticating this connection to the API.
  • Certificate Authority The CA certificate to be trusted when making https requests.
  • Prometheus URL The URL for the OpenShift cluster’s prometheus service. If you do not provide this URL, the software will try to automatically detect this URL.
  • Prometheus Certificate Authority The X509 certificate for prometheus. If you do not specify this CA, the provider uses the KubeVirt CA instead.

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 Keystone server. 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.
  • 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.
  • Protocol: The protocol used to communicate with the Keystone server. This must be set to HTTP.
  • Hostname: The IP address or hostname of the Keystone server.
  • API port: The API port number of the Keystone server.
  • API Version: The version of the Keystone service. The value is v2.0 and the field is disabled.
  • Tenant Name: The name of the OpenStack tenant of which the OpenStack Image service is a member.

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 Keystone server. 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.
  • 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.
  • Protocol: The protocol used to communicate with the Keystone server. This must be set to HTTP.
  • Hostname: The IP address or hostname of the Keystone server.
  • API port: The API port number of the Keystone server.
  • API Version: The version of the Keystone server. The value is v2.0 and the field is disabled.
  • Tenant Name: The name of the OpenStack tenant of which the OpenStack Volume instance is a member.

VMware

  • Data Center: Specify the data center into which VMware virtual machines will be imported, or select Any Data Center to 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.
  • Cluster: The name of the cluster in which the specified ESXi host resides.
  • Verify server’s SSL certificate: 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 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.

RHEL 5 Xen

  • Data Center: Specify the data center into which Xen 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).
  • URI: The URI of the RHEL 5 Xen host.
  • 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 RHEL 5 Xen 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).

KVM

  • Data Center: Specify the data center into which KVM 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).
  • URI: The URI of the KVM host.
  • Proxy Host: Select a host in the chosen data center to serve as the host during virtual machine import operations. This host must also be able to connect to the network of the KVM 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).
  • Requires Authentication: Allows you to specify whether authentication is required to access the KVM host.
  • Username: A user name for connecting to the KVM host.
  • 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.

2.9.3. Editing an External Provider

Procedure

  1. Click AdministrationProviders and select the external provider to edit.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Change the current values for the provider to the preferred values.
  4. Click OK.

2.9.4. Removing an External Provider

Procedure

  1. Click AdministrationProviders and select the external provider to remove.
  2. Click Remove.
  3. Click OK.