oVirt 3.3 TestDay


  • engage project users and stakeholders to a hands-on experiences with oVirt new release.
  • improve the quality of oVirt.
  • Introduce and validating new oVirt 3.3 features

What I should do

  • If you already have the hardware, verify if it meets the hardware requirement, refer information detail section below
  • Update the Participants section.
  • Go a head and install ovirt
  • Accomplish the goals set in objective section , run the tests, update the test matrix.
  • Running into any issues - Try to get answer or open a BZ

Installation notes

  • make sure you have either a fedora 19 or centos 6.4 machine installed.
  • install the release pkg:

sudo yum localinstall http://ovirt.org/releases/ovirt-release.noarch.rpm

  • make sure to enable the [ovirt-beta] & [ovirt-stable] repos and disable the [ovirt-nightly] repo.
  • if you’re using centos, make sure you have epel repo enabled as well:

    [epel] name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch mirrorlist=[https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch](https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch)=$basearch enabled=1 gpgcheck=0

  • install & run setup

    sudo yum install -y ovirt-engine sudo engine-setup

  • for more info, checkout install oVirt

Known issues

host installation

Fedora 19: If the ovirtmgmt bridge is not successfully installed during initial host-setup, manually click on the host, setup networks, and add the ovirtmgmt bridge. It is recommended to disable NetworkManager as well.

oVirt 3.3 New Features - Test Status Table

Functional team Feature Owner Dev - Status Test page Tested By/ Distro BZs remarks    
General General regressions                
Virt RAM Snapshots Arik Hadas (ahadas) Green Features/RAM Snapshots#Testing          
Virt noVNC console Frantisek Kobzik (FKobzik) Green Features/noVNC console#Testing Einav Cohen (Ecohen) / Fedora 19   tested only test case 2; encountered problems; notes were sent to feature owner.    
Virt VNC keyboard layout per VM Martin Betak (mbetak) Green   Yair Zaslavsky (Yair Zaslavsky)        
Virt multiple VMs from pool to user Martin Betak (mbetak) Green   Maor Lipchuk (Maor Lipchuk)        
(Not related to this feature) -                  
Virt Non Plugin RDP Invocation Frantisek Kobzik (FKobzik) Green Features/Non plugin console invocation#RDP          
Virt Instance Types - VM Dialog Redesing Tomas Jelinek (tjelinek) Omer Frenkel (ofrenkel) Green Features/Instance Types#Testing Alissa Bonas (abonas)        
Virt Instance Types - change server/desktop behavior to ‘optimize for’ Tomas Jelinek (tjelinek) Omer Frenkel (ofrenkel) Green Features/Instance Types#Testing Alexander Wels   Ran all the tests and couldn’t find any problems not mentioned above (Fedora 19 engine/Fedora 19 host)    
Virt OS Info Roy Golan (rgolan) Green OS info#Testing          
Virt Redesigned Display Options dialog Frantisek Kobzik (fkobzik) Green Features/Console connection settings dialog in portals#Testing          
Virt EmulatedMachine Roy Golan (rgolan) Green Cluster emulation modes#Testing          
Virt SPICE HTML5 client integration Frantisek Kobzik (fkobzik) Green Features/SpiceHTML5#Testing Greg Sheremeta        
Virt Cloud-Init Integration Greg Padgett (Gpadgett) Omer Frenkel (Ofrenkel) Green Features/Cloud-Init Integration#Testing pstehlik (F19) didn’t reach test itself Only available with UI, no REST implementation yet.    
Virt GlusterFS Storage Domain Deepak C Shetty (vdsm) & Sharad Mishra (engine) Green Features/GlusterFS Storage Domain#Testing          
Infra Predictable host timeouts for ha/fencing Juan Hernandez (juan) Green   laravot (laravot)        
Infra Device Custom Properties Martin Perina (mperina) - infra Assaf Muller (amuller) - network Green            
Infra Foreman Integration Over Orvalli (ovedo) - Projects Red Features/ForemanIntegration   Eyal Edri (eedri)     Tested on fedora19
Infra Async task manager changes Yair Zaslavsky (Yair Zaslavsky) Green - Merged Features/AsyncTaskManagerChanges 3.3#Testing (reopened)      
Infra ExternalTasks Eli Mesika (emesika) Green Features/ExternalTasks#Testing Vojtech Szocs / Fedora 19        
Infra Supervdsm service Yaniv Bronhaim (ybronhei) Green Features/Supervdsm service          
Infra SSH Soft Fencing Martin Perina (mperina) Green Automatic Fencing#Testing          
Infra Java SDK Michael Pasternak (Michael pasternak) Green - Merged http://www.ovirt.org/Features/Java_SDK_3.3#Testing          
Infra SSH Abilities Yaniv Bronhaim (ybronhei) Green Features/Ssh Abilities#Testing          
Networking Normalized ovirtmgmt Initialization Moti Asayag (masayag) Green Features/Normalized_ovirtmgmt_Initialization#Testing Sandro Bonazzola/Fedora 19,oVirt Node        
Martin Pavlik (Mpavlik)/Fedora 19 987813, 987832, 987950                
Networking Migration Network Alona Kaplan (alkaplan) Green Features/Migration_Network#Testing Antoni Segura Puimedon (APuimedo)/Fedora 19        
Networking Multiple Gateways Assaf Muller (amuller) Green Features/Multiple_Gateways#Testing David Caro Estévez (Dcaroest)/Fedora 19   Tested only on Fedora 19 with two nics on different vlans    
Networking Quantum Integration Mike Kolesnik (mkolesni) Green Features/Quantum_Integration#Testing          
Storage Virtio-SCSI support Daniel Erez (derez) Green Features/Virtio-SCSI#Testing          
Storage Manage Storage Connections Alissa Bonas (abonas) orange - Work in Progress Features/Manage_Storage_Connections#Testing          
Storage Adding VDSM hooks for hotplugging/unplugging a disk Vered Volansky (vvolansk) Green            
Storage Separating “Move” vm operation to “Copy” and “Delete” operations to improve VM availability laravot (laravot) Green            
SLA Watchdog engine support lhornyak@redhat.com (LHornyak)   Test cases Douglas (dougsland)        
SLA Trusted compute pools   Trusted_compute_pools#Test_cases Ravi Nori (Rnori)        
Gluster Gluster Hooks Management Sahina Bose (Sahina) Green Gluster Hooks Management Testing     Available in UI. No REST API yet    
Gluster Gluster Swift Management Sahina Bose (Sahina), avishwan@redhat.com (vdsm) Green Features/Gluster Swift Management#Test_Cases     Available in UI. No REST API yet    
Node Universal Node Image mburns@redhat.com Green            
Node Node VDSM Plugin mburns Green Features/Node_vdsm_plugin#Testing          
Integration Otopi Infra Migration Sandro Bonazzola Green Test cases          
UX User Portal performance improvements for IE8 vszocs@redhat.com, awels@redhat.com Green            
UX Branding Support awels@redhat.com Green            

Regression testing


You need at least two physical servers to install and configure a basic yet complete oVirt environment with shared storage to exercise the following:

Scenario Bugs
Setup oVirt engine using either Active Directory or Local IPA, two hosts configured as hypervisors (Fedora / Ovirt-Node / other) with power management (Storage Domains - Data Domain / ISO Domain and Export Domain)  
Setup oVirt engine - basic AIO flow  
Use ISO Uploader to populate images of OS and tools  
Basic Network Configuration  
Create virtual machines and assign them to users  
Migrate Virtual Machines between the hypervisors  
Collect log file using the log collector tool  
Upgrade from 3.2 to 3.3 including Fedora upgrade  


Scenario Bugs
Configure high availability for virtual machines which are running mission critical workloads, so they will be restarted on another host if hardware failure occurs  
Use the multi-level administration feature to assign different levels of user permissions  
Live Migration Scenarios  
Enable smartcard support for a VM and verify that the is passed to libvirt  


Scenario Bugs
Use the General configuration as a base configuration  
Create different types of storage domains (NFS, ISCSI, FC, local storage) with 2 or more data domains  
Install at least 2 VMs on each of the Data Centers  
Move the master domain to a different domain within the Data Center  
Export one of the installed VMs, delete it, import it to another Data Center  
Create a template from one of the VMs and then create a new VM based on this template  
Move the newly created VM to another data domain  
Create several snapshots from a VM (Each time change something in the guest)  
Create several live snapshots from a VM (Each time change something in the guest)  
Restore a previous snapshot  
Live migrate a disk between storage domains  
Storage Failovers  
Host Failovers  
Power User Portal provides power users the ability to create and manage virtual machines from the power user portal  
High Availability scenarios provides instructions to configure virtual machine and host high availability  


  • Important Note: Known Fedora 19 bug: If the ovirtmgmt bridge is not successfully installed during initial host-setup, manually click on the host, setup networks, and add the ovirtmgmt bridge.
  • Base config - single NIC, bridge on top, VMs attached to NIC
  • Advanced configurations:

make sure each of the configs can:

  • survive a reboot
  • test network at both host and VM level
  • ping and transfer large amounts of data (2Gb size files should be enough)
  • remain operational over time (1hr of uptime should be sufficient for the basic testing)

Bugs found:

  • Bug 906289 - [oVirt-webadmin] [network] Non-VM networks shown as VM networks on cluster attachment dialog
  • Bug 906291 - [oVirt-webadmin] [network] Non-VM networks not being detached from cluster
  • Bug 906313 - [oVirt-webadmin] [setupNetworks] “No valid Operation for and Unassigned Logical Networks panel"
  • Bug 906383 - [vdsm] [setupNetworks] Error while attaching non-VM network to interface on Fedora 18
  • Bug 906393 - [oVirt] [network] Audit log message for unmanaged network
  • Bug 906394 - [oVirt-webadmin] [network] Loading animation in network main tab ‘hosts’ and ‘vms’ subtab is stuck on first view of the sub tab
  • Bug 906405 - Bad Error Message when Removing vNic from Running VM
  • Bug 906434 - Editing vnic’s type and mac are blocked when the vnic was unplugged and updated to plugged
  • Bug 906440 - Updating type of a plugged nic should be blocked on the ui side


  • Basic operations on iso-uploader:
  1. engine-iso-uploader list
  2. **engine-iso-uploader upload -i -v -f**
  • Basic operations on log-collector:
  1. engine-log-collector list
  2. engine-log-collector collect
  • Basic operation on image-uploader

**engine-image-uploader –name= -e upload my.ovf**

New to v3.1:
  • port mirroring: one can setup a VM that sniffs all IP traffic between VMs on a network on a host.
  • no mac spoofing: VMs cannot emit packets with spoofed mac address (unless specifically allowed to).
  • Sync network: change network MTU (or other property) on host, verify that Engine may overwrite it with Sync network
  • Jumbo packets: see if can be configured and used by storage
New to v3.2:
  • Network main tab operational: you can search hosts and VM based on their network connectivity
  • Guest agent reported devices: install guest agent on a VM and see it report internal information of the vNics (internal device name, IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Network Linking: allow changing network the VM is connect to while it is running


by default we’ll be using the webadmin as our API for testing on this section we’ll try to have default deployment with the different APIs

Scenario Webadmin UserPortal Rest Python-SDK CLI
Create a data-center          
Create a cluster          
Update cluster          
Install a host          
Create a storage domain on DC          
Attach export/ISO domain to DC          
Create vm          
Delete vm          
Import vm          
Start/hibernate/resume/stop vm          
Create a snapshot to vm          
Create a template from vm          
Create vm from template          
Sign out          

Python API of the above scenarios can be found in: Testing/PythonApi


For details about configuration check Testing/Spice

Scenario Bugs
Install Windows VM and a Linux VM with Guest Tools (QXL graphic driver and spice vdagent)  
Assign user to these vms, login to a user portal, from your client machine, and connect to it using the Spice protocol  
Try to watch a clip via YouTube or any other web based video (with QXL driver installed on VM)  
Try to watch a Local movie (with QXL driver installed on VM)  
Try to use client mouse mode and clipboard share between client and VM (with spice agent installed on VM)  
Install AutoCAD or any other graphic application a try to work with it (with QXL driver installed on VM)  

User Interface



oVirt Node image is not currently available for the Test Day. The image should be available within the next day or two.


Scenario Bugs
Set DC Quota enforcement mode to ‘Enforced’  
Create new Quota which limits storage  
Create new Quota which limits cpu and memory  
Define consumers for the quotas  
Asign the quotas to VMs and Disks  
Run VM with quota  
Move a disk  
Snapshot a vm (disk)  
Stop VM  
Commit snapshot  
See that quota usage makes sance  
Open User Portal  
Log-in as a user defined as quota consumer  
Create VMs and Disks  
Run VMs  
Go to resources tab and see that quota usage makes sance  

Bug Reporting

Tracker bug for the release - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/881006

Test Day Summary

Release Blockers

Participants Table

Name Tested Features Distro
jdoe@redhat.com Watchdog engine support EL6
Sandro Bonazzola Normalized_ovirtmgmt_Initialization, Network Base config Fedora 19, oVirt Node
Amureini (Amureini) Features/AsyncTaskManagerChanges 3.3 EL6
omasad (Omasad) bz#892260 Fedora 19
Arik Hadas (ahadas) Online_Virtual_Drive_Resize Fedora 19
mtayer (mtayer) bz#866319, bz#854369 - both are small cli features Fedora 19
mtayer (mtayer) Compressing DWH DB backup Fedora 19
Omer Frenkel (Ofrenkel) Select host as SPM Fedora 19