Virtual Machines on Fedora 17 with Open vSwitch

My previous blog postshowed you how to setup Open vSwitch (including LACP port-channels) on your Fedora 17 host. Once you have this working, creating virtual machines and adding them to one of your Open vSwitch bridges is the next logical step. For this setup, we will make use of libvirtto manage our virtual machines. We’ll utilize virt-manager (a GUI) and virsh (a CLI) to manage the VMs on the host. But the VMs themselves, once running on Fedora with libvirt and KVM, can easily be migrated into an oVirt setup, for instance.
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Fedora 17 with Open vSwitch

I’ve recently decided to move some of the virtual infrastructure in my lab onto Fedora 17. I’ll be running my VMs on KVM utilizing libvirtto manage the VMs. The great thing about this setup is that in theory, by utilizing libvirt, I can easily move my infrastructure to something like oVirtor OpenStackin the future. But for now, I plan to simply make use of a combination of virsh and virt-manager. Getting Fedora 17 onto my host was quite easy, I won’t cover that here.
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devstack on Fedora

So, it should come as no surprise that I’m a big Fedora user. I’ve been running Fedora since Core 1 came out years ago, and I’ve always been a happy user. As my world has converged around OpenStack recently, the easiest way to work in this environment is by using devstack. For a long while, devstack only workd with Ubuntu. It now supports Fedora, as well as using Qpid instead of the regular RabbitMq.
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