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nova-compute.conf virt_type value for VMWare Fusion?

asked 2017-03-16 10:13:27 -0600

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"What value should I use for the parameter in the /etc/nova/nova-compute.conf file [libvirt] section, parameter "virt_type = " if using VMware Fusion instead of QEMU or KVM?"

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This section describes how to install and configure the Compute service on a compute node. The service supports several hypervisors to deploy instances or VMs. For simplicity, this configuration uses the QEMU hypervisor with the KVM extension on compute nodes that support hardware acceleration for virtual machines. On legacy hardware, this configuration uses the generic QEMU hypervisor. You can follow these instructions with minor modifications to horizontally scale your environment with additional compute nodes.


Edit the [libvirt] section in the /etc/nova/nova-compute.conf file as follows:

[libvirt] ... virt_type = qemu

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answered 2017-03-17 05:21:17 -0600

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For Nested Hypervisor (Virtualbox / Fusion) use qemu virt_type.

your /etc/nova/nova-compute.conf should be like..

virt_type = qemu
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Thank you SO MUCH for your response, VInoth!!! I've had many struggles with this implementation with ODL -and the open source community has responded before the "paid" maintenance services! ...Many (many) thanks!

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