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Re: [libvirt] VN-Link vNIC memory state copying on VM Migration



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jagath Weerasinghe [mailto:jagfoss gmail com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:19 AM
> To: Christian Benvenuti (benve)
> Cc: libvir-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: [libvirt] VN-Link vNIC memory state copying on VM Migration
> 
> Chris
> 
> >> OK. In phase 3, the RAM used by VM in source host is copied to the
> >> destination. Then what about the memory state of vNIC's in the M81KR VIC.
> >> Isn't there any memory for traffic passing through vNICs and also for
> >> vNIC statistics?  What I am talking about is copying of this memory to the
> >> destination vNIC.
> >
> > No, that data (statistics, etc) are not copied to the dst host/vnic.
> > However, you can find those statistics/counters on the switch (which are
> > preserved across live migrations).
> 
> OK. I think this operation is the same for both IEEE802.1qbh (VN-Link)
> and IEEE802.1qbg. Is that correct?

I assume so.

> One more thing. Could you please tell me where the port profile
> association/dissociation messages of libvirt are converted to
> VIC protocol messages. Is this done by CNA it self?

Yes, the NIC firmware takes care of it.

/Chris

> >> > (*) See the migration parameter 'migrate-setmaxdowntime'
> >> >
> >> > In phase 4 libvirt applies the port profile to the interfaces
> >> > that need it and starts the VM (which had been created and put in
> >> > pause state in phase 2).
> >> > There is therefore a small period during which both VMs (the one
> >> > on the source host and the one on the destination host) are in pause
> >> > state (see dotted lines above).
> >> > Phase 4 will start the VM on the dst host,
> >> > Phase 5 will kill the (paused) VM on the src host.
> >> >
> >> > The amount of time during which both VMs are in pause state depends on
> >> > a number of factors, including:
> >> > - maxdowntime:  the smaller you configure this value and
> >> >                - the longer will take the migration to complete, but
> >> >                - the smaller the pause duration will be
> >> > - bandwidth available on the interface/s used to carry the migration
> >> >  traffic, and amount of RAM assigned to the VM (since you need to
> >> >  copy it)
> >> > - time taken to complete the port profile associations on the dst host
> >> >  (which depends on how loaded the switches are)
> >> > - ...
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Hope this clarifies a bit.
> >> > /Chris
> >> >
> >> >> If this memory state (or traffic) is not copied and moved to the
> >> >> destination vNIC how the smooth communication, which is
> >> >> guaranteed on VM migration, is achieved?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks
> >> >> Jagath
> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> > If you refer to port profile info, then there is no copying involved:
> >> >> >  the source host disassociates the vnic port profile and
> >> >> >  the destination host re-associates the port profile on the new vnic.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > /Chris
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> >> >> From: libvir-list-bounces redhat com
> >> >> > [mailto:libvir-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Jagath
> >> >> >> Weerasinghe
> >> >> >> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 9:16 AM
> >> >> >> To: libvir-list redhat com
> >> >> >> Subject: [libvirt] VN-Link vNIC memory state copying on VM Migration
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Hi All,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I am new to libvirt. And want to know how the VM migration
> >> >> >> occurs in VN-Link (IEEE802.1Qbh). As far as I know,
> >> >> >> the memory state of vNICs in M81KR VIC has to be copied
> >> >> >> and moved to the destination vNIC on VM migration.
> >> >> >> Is that correct? If so, could you please tell me how this
> >> >> >> has been implemented in libvirt?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Thanks
> >> >> >> Jagath
> >> >> >>
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