For those trying to debug SSVM networking, the following screenshots should help narrow down the issue. These screenshots are from a Apache CloudStack 4.3.0 environment with XenServer hypervisor hosts. Each XenServer hosts has 4 physical network interfaces labeled as below:
- NIC0 – MGMT
- NIC1 – STORAGE (NOTE: Storage is unused in my setup)
- NIC2 – GUEST
- NIC3 – PUBLIC
This can be verified using XenCenter.
Continue reading CloudStack SSVM Network Topology with XenServer
The current CloudStack 4.2 Xen System VM template systemvmtemplate-2013-07-12-master-xen.vhd.bz2 as referenced in the Prepare System VM Template Section is missing XenServer tools.
Don’t be surprised if you see XenCenter complain about these VMs. See [4.2] [xenserver] [system vms] Xentools discussion on the mailing list.
Not all clouds require or have Internet access. As a security policy, the guest instances could have public Internet access but the CloudStack management network itself has no access. Having basic Internet access would make it a lot easier to populate the built-in SSVM and CentOS templates during the build phase but its not an absolute must.
To seed the System VM templates manually:
Continue reading Seed CloudStack Templates Offline