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VMware ESXi hypervisor node showing as Qemu?

asked 2013-06-04 12:37:01 -0500

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I have an OpenStack installation in a virtualized environment, created after the model presented http://docs.openstack.org/grizzly/basic-install/apt/content/basic-install_architecture.html (here). Basically, I want to use the VMware integration and use a compute node that has an ESXi server as hypervisor.

After installing the Nova compute node (as stated http://docs.openstack.org/grizzly/basic-install/apt/content/basic-install_compute.html#basic-install_compute-intro (here)) I followed the VMware vShpere related documentation, found http://docs.openstack.org/trunk/openstack-compute/admin/content/vmware.html (here). I also tried to use the "nova-compute" package instead of "nova-compute-kvm" or "nova-compute-qemu" but the qemu package seems to be installed anyway.

Is there a way to install the compute node without the Qemu hypervisor?

After performing all the VMware related settings the compute node still shows up as a Qemu hypervisor on the controller node. On controller, I used the "nova hypervisor-list" and "nova hypervisor-show [id]" commands. (I restarted the services on the controller and compute nodes after the VMware changes)

Is there a way to validate that the compute node is having an ESXi hypervisor? (I didn't proceed further with configuring the network and uploading a vmdk image to Glance because the ESXi integration doesn't seem successful. I also consulted the nova logs from the compute node but didn't see any errors.)

I was expecting that after performing the VMware related settings the compute node will show up as an ESXi hypervisor and I could see some information from the ESXi hypervisor when running the "nova hypervisor-show [id]" command on controller.

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Can you post the compute logs. That will have more detail on the compute host being used

Sagar Ratnakara Nikam gravatar imageSagar Ratnakara Nikam ( 2013-06-04 23:17:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-05 06:45:29 -0500

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There seems to be an additional nova configuration file, "nova-compute.conf" which configures again the "compute_driver" property to "libvirt.LibvirtDriver". The docs are only talking about the "nova.conf" file. If changed to "vmwareapi.VMwareESXDriver" an additional compute node appears in controller, which is the ESXi server configured on the nova node.

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this should be covered by the document

chenhaiq gravatar imagechenhaiq ( 2014-01-03 04:25:07 -0500 )edit

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