[Ovirt-devel] Re: [PATCH] oVirt Node local installation

Alan Pevec apevec at redhat.com
Thu Aug 7 08:12:58 UTC 2008

NB this version still has some debug hooks which I'd like to keep for the time being,
until this feature is stabilized. It was found to break in various interesting ways and I expect to see more of it as different hardware configurations get tested, so detailed debug log will be needed.

Local config stores for now krb5.tab and krb5.conf, additional configs can be added where needed.

Important missing FIXME is to integrate w/ Cobbler's pxe-only-once feature to avoid reboot loop: oVirt machines PXE-boot by default, when local boot is desired, pxelinux config for selected machine(s) is temporarily added ovirt_* parameters and after successful installation default pxelinux entry is set to local disk boot.
Workaround for developer setup is to wait for a key press after installation, giving you a chance to change boot order.

To test in developer setup, add to nodeX doman definition (easiest using virt-manager) one virtual disk, size 100MB and add ovirt_init=scsi ovirt_local_boot to APPEND in /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default

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