Virtualization

The Systems  Virtualization section allows you to manage the virtual guests registered to the selected client. This is only available when the selected client is registered as a virtual host.

For more information about virtualization, see client-configuration:virtualization.adoc.

The Systems  Virtualization tab is split into subtabs:

Guests

This section lists the virtual guests registered to the selected client. This is only available when the selected client is registered as a virtual host.

The list shows these columns:

Table 1. Virtual Guest List Columns
Column Description

Guest

The name of the virtual guest

System

The client the virtual guest is registered to

Updates

Icon indicates if the guest has outstanding patches

State

Indicates if the guest is running, suspended, stopped, or crashed

Current Memory

The amount of RAM allocated to the guest

vCPUs

The number of virtual processors allocated to the guest

Base Software Channel

The base software channel the guest is registered to

Action Status

Any currently running action

Actions

Use these buttons to start, stop, or change the guest

To perform bulk actions on multiple virtual guests, select the guests, and click the appropriate action button above the table. For Salt clients, click Create Guest to configure and create a new virtual guest.

Virtual guests must be registered to virtual hosts. Virtual guests cannot be registered to a virtual guest.

Storage

This section lists the virtual storage pools and volumes defined on the selected client. This is only available when the selected client is registered as a Salt virtual host.

The list shows these columns:

Table 2. Virtual Storage Pools List Columns
Column Description

Name

The name of the virtual storage pool or volume

State

Indicates if the pool is running, suspended, stopped, or crashed

Autostart

Checked if the pool starts automatically when the virtual host is booted

Persistent

Checked if the pool persists between virtual host reboots

Location

The absolute path to the pool on the virtual host

Usage

The percentage of storage in use. Displays unknown if the pool is not running.

Actions

Use these buttons to start, stop, or change the pool

Click Create Pool to configure and create a new virtual storage pool.

Networks

This section lists the virtual networks defined on the selected client. This is only available when the selected client is registered as a Salt virtual host.

The list shows these columns:

Table 3. Virtual Networks List Columns
Name The name of the virtual network

State

Indicates if the network is running, suspended, stopped, or crashed

Autostart

Checked if the network starts automatically when the virtual host is booted

Persistent

Checked if the network persists between virtual host reboots

Bridge

The name of the associated network bridge

Action Status

Shows the status of any pending actions

Actions

Use these buttons to stop, edit, or delete the network

Click Create Network to configure and create a new virtual network.

Provisioning

This section allows you to provision a new virtual guest on the selected client. This is only available when the selected client is registered as a traditional virtual host.

Select the autoinstallation profile to use, name the new virtual guest, and schedule a time for the guest to be provisioned. Click Advanced Configuration for more configuration options. Click Schedule Autoinstallation and Finish to complete provisioning.

Deployment

This section allows you to deploy a new virtual guest on the selected client from a baremetal system. This is only available when the selected client is registered as a traditional virtual host.

Type a URL to the qcow2 image to use, define the hardware requirements, and the proxy if required. Click Schedule Image Deployment to complete the deployment.

You can see pending virtual guest deployments by navigating to Schedule  Pending Actions.