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Re: [libvirt-users] Determine ongoing shutdown via libvirt or preventing migrations to host



On Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 01:01:43PM +0100, Ondřej Kunc wrote:
> Hi list,
> 
> Is there any function in libvirt to determine runlevel of host or
> any possibility to prevent VM migrations to that host ?
> 
> I'm developing simple cluster of 4 servers running KVM VMs. For
> management I decided to use python-libvirt. It is working in that
> way, that every VM is diskless and booting via PXE so I can run it
> on every host server. Every VM has assigned one host as monitor
> which is responsible to periodically check, that VM is running on
> one of other hosts. If it don't run, it will be started on first
> available server assigned for that VM. When one of hosts is shut
> down, it will migrate all VMs to another hosts, but that monitor
> which checks VMs will migrate it after reboot. But I have race
> condition there that monitors can check that host is running before
> it is shutdown and will migrate VM's back to server which will
> reboot.
> 
> Thank you for any help

That kind of policy decision making is outside the scope of
libvirt I'm afraid. The higher level management tools using
libvirt would need to figure out that kind of stuff.


Daniel
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