[Ovirt-devel] How to make a Ovirt Cloud

Subhendu Ghosh sghosh at redhat.com
Mon Aug 11 19:01:57 UTC 2008

  Niranjan M.R wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am newbie to this list and to the ovirt technology . I would like to 
> know like
> i have a system with 4GB RAM, 160 GBHDD, and AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual 
> Core Processor 4000 system. With  F9 installed , i use KVM for creating 
> VM's.
> I have a similar system with the same configuration and in that system 
> also i  have F9 installed and use KVM to run certain VM's under it
> What i would like to know, Is there a way  i can combine both these 
> system's in to one system (not physically) but through Network or 
> something like that
> and install Ovirt . So that Ovirt thinks that i have total 8 GB RAM, 
> 320GB HDD and 4 Processors. And i can create VM's using this pool of 
> resources
> Does oVirt alone would be enough or Do i need some kind of Grid kind of 
> software to combine systems.
> Any ideas on the above would be helpful

What you are describing is a single-system-image.  oVirt does not do that.

oVirt is designed to take the hardware systems, install a minimal 
kernel+hypervisor+tools layers, and then create a virtual pool of resources on 
which VMs can be deployed.  The VMs are still going to be constrained by 
underlying physical resources.


Subhendu Ghosh

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