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Is it possible for Nova to control a combination of different hypervisor types?

asked 2013-10-17 03:12:27 -0500

Nuriel gravatar image

updated 2013-10-17 03:12:57 -0500


It is to my understanding that a single Nova controller can handle only one type of hypervisor? What I mean: Would it be possible to have one hypervisor running kvm instances, another hypervisor dedicated to running lxc containers and having a single nova controller control both? Furthermore, would it be possible to combine bare metal (driver) or does this not make any sense?

Thanks in advance,

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answered 2013-10-17 18:14:59 -0500

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Hello Nuriel, you need one nova-compute per hypervisor. Each nova-compute has one hypervisor.

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Hi Marcel, Just to confirm your reply, would the following combination work: one hypervisor is LXC and the other Qemu? Thanks in advance, Nuriel

Nuriel gravatar imageNuriel ( 2013-10-18 00:21:00 -0500 )edit

Hi Nuriel, Yes, perfect. You can see more details about hypervisor integration in the Hypervisor Matrix. I hope this will help you.

marcelodieder gravatar imagemarcelodieder ( 2013-10-18 06:49:12 -0500 )edit

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