KVM virtualization support

Idea ID 2783967

KVM virtualization support

Heard this from one customer and thus wanted to know if any of you or your customers would be interested in this?
14 Comments
Honored Contributor.
Honored Contributor.
What is the idea behind this? Should the underlying operating system (SLES 11) provide this KVM support ... and for what application?
New Member.
Currently you can run the virtual appliances in one of three Hypervisors; VMware, Hyper-V, or Citrix Xen. I believe this request is to support the KVM Hyperviosor.
Honored Contributor.
Honored Contributor.
o.k. I understand. But keep in mind, that the three supported hypervisors are "bare-metal" or type 1 hypervisors whereas KVM is running as type 2 under a supported linuy kernel. Completely different setup.
New Member.
Support for KVM is really needed. It would NOT be an big effort to add this support. KVM are the most common hypervisor in OpenStack implementations and should obvious be supported in Filr. We want to migrate from XEN to KVM but Filr and iPrint are unfortunately stoppers at the moment.
New Member.
We really need KVM support for the fir Filr and other appliances. We're using openXEN on SLES but are most likely going to migrate to KVM in 2017. We see both larger solutions using OpenStack and SMBs using HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) like Nutanix and Scale Computing using KVM. It should not add so much work because the support is already there in the kernel. This is going to be a very important decision for us going forward with Filr, iPrint and ZenWorks.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Noted. Related/same idea as at https://ideas.microfocus.com/MFI/novell-ideas/Idea/Detail/1483
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Community is moving away from XEN to KVM as a standard hypervisor on Linux. Due to that there is very high pressure now to support Filr and also all other Appliances (iPrint, ZCM) on KVM. Is there a documented workaround how to get the current Filr adjusted to run within KVM? I assume in "full virtualized" mode this might work - maybe a conversion of the VMDK file to RAW or QCOW2 might be required? In addition it might be required to adjust the disk and network I/O to virtio..
New Member.
Have tested Filr2 and Filr3 with KVM without any problems. I imported the ova in VirtualBox, converted disks to raw and copied to KVM host. Start appliance and install. After install completes remove drivers for VMware. At the moment we're testing Filr3, iPrint2 och Service Desk in Nutanix/AHV (KVM) and have not seen any issues so far. All appliances are built on SLES that fully supports KVM. The thing is that we need support from MicroFocus to be able to continue to use these products.
Honored Contributor.
Honored Contributor.
I agree, any appliance provided should come in the KVM flavor. We use a Scale Computing cluster here and I converted the VMDK files over for use. All is running fine. Just be nice not to have to take the extra steps. And what about upgrading? Don't you copy in a new disk file to do this?
New Member.
Yes, bring us the professional support for KVM. New players are coming in the market (Nutanix/AHV (KVM).
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