H.3. Virtualization Host User Accounts

A number of system user accounts are created on the virtualization host when the vdsm and qemu-kvm-rhev packages are installed. Each system user has a default user identifier (UID). The system user accounts created are:

  • The vdsm user (UID 36).
  • The qemu user (UID 107).
  • The sanlock user (UID 179).
  • The ovirt-vmconsole user (UID 498).

The user identifiers (UIDs) and group identifiers (GIDs) allocated may vary between systems. The vdsm user is fixed to a UID of 36 and the kvm group is fixed to a GID of 36.

If UID 36 or GID 36 is already used by another account on the system a conflict will arise during installation of the vdsm and qemu-kvm-rhev packages.