[libvirt-users] [Users] oVirt setup issues

Yaniv Kaul ykaul at redhat.com
Mon Jan 23 20:40:40 UTC 2012

On 01/23/2012 06:53 PM, Dave Allan wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 12:02:05PM +0100, Christian Parpart wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> as suggested in a prior mail, I was now trying out oVirt - however, on
>> a non-Redhat/Debian system -
>> and ran into huge issues primary due to the lag of information / documenation.
>> So here my assumptions:
>> * oVirt is a web application based on JBoss application server.
>> * VDSM is an agent to run on every hypervisor (or also VM?)
>> * nothing else needed? (despite jboss, java-jdk-1.6, python-2.7, maven-2.2)
>> I tried following the install-from-source guides for oVirt and failed at
>> a compilation error.
>> # make
>> [.....]
>> [INFO] Compiling 186 source files to
>> /opt/ovirt/src/ovirt-engine/backend/manager/modules/dal/target/classes
>> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> [INFO] Compilation failure
>> /opt/ovirt/src/ovirt-engine/backend/manager/modules/dal/src/main/java/org/ovirt/engine/core/dal/dbbroker/PGHack.java:[9,7]
>> error: PGHack is not abstract and does not override abstract method
>> getParentLogger() in CommonDataSource
>> [...]



>> There are no remote branches nor tags that looked like "stable" that I
>> could test on, too.
>> So finally (the not favoured version), I tried putting a Fedora 16
>> netinstall into a KVM on my hypervisor-test-node
>> and installed everything in there, again, following some guide from
>> the upstream site.
>> Since it did not compile anything, the install worked well, but I
>> could not add my hypervisor node
>> as a host, in fact, it complained about some tools not being able to
>> be installed.
>> What tools? VDSM? how am I supposed to "cleanly" install it if not as
>> promoted on the install guide? :(
>> In the end, I am having nothing working, feeling a little bit sad
>> about the possibly wasted time, so I hope you guys can give me a
>> hint on how to deal with VDSM (if that's what I am missing here) and
>> how to deal with the compile error when installing from source.
> Hi Christian,
> I am not primarily an ovirt guy, so I hope I am not steering you wrong
> here, but since I was the one who made the suggestion that you try
> ovirt, I'll take a swag at it.  oVirt requires that KVM be operational
> on the node, so you may be running up against that requirement if you
> aren't running nested virt.  I have gotten a VM to work as a node, but
> I did have to make it nested, and my experience with nested KVM is
> that it still has some rough edges.
> I have cc'd the ovirt users list as I do not have the experience to
> help you debug the build failure.
> Dave
>> Best regards,
>> Christian Parpart.
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