How to create flavor with openstack and specify its VCPU frequency/speed

asked 2015-05-04 13:42:24 -0500

dmcyrille gravatar image

Hello, I wat to create a flavour in openstack and for that flavour, i want to specify its nomber of vcpu and the frequency or speed of that vcpu. Thank you

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answered 2015-05-05 06:42:48 -0500

SamYaple gravatar image

The number of vcpus is determined by 'flavors'.

The fequency of the vcpu is determined by the hardware and is not configurable when using KVM.

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Thank you very much Sam Yaple. I have another question. Indeed, my physical CPU is 2.6GHz, with 4 cores. Is it means that my computer has 4 * 2.6GHz = 10.4 GHz ? Hope to read you best regards.

dmcyrille gravatar imagedmcyrille ( 2015-05-05 07:16:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-05-06 05:11:00 -0500

uts9 gravatar image

updated 2015-05-06 05:20:18 -0500

You can set the CPU speed using cpu_limit parameter while creating a flavour. You need to specify the upper limit in MHz . Not sure whether this parameter will work on all hypervisors.

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You are talking about cpu_quota and cpu_period in extra_specs. Those should work to limit cpu usage, but it won't actually affect the frequency displayed to the guest.

A useful contribution nonetheless. Thank you!

SamYaple gravatar imageSamYaple ( 2015-05-07 01:43:34 -0500 )edit

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