Bug 1422982

Summary: [RFE] add swap to rhevm-appliance
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Reporter: Fran├žois Cami <fcami>
Component: rhevm-applianceAssignee: Ryan Barry <rbarry>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Gonza <grafuls>
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 4.0.6CC: cshao, dfediuck, eheftman, lsvaty, mgoldboi, rbarry
Target Milestone: ovirt-4.2.0Keywords: FutureFeature, ZStream
Target Release: 4.2.0Flags: grafuls: testing_plan_complete-
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
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Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Previously, the default memory allotment for the RHV-M Virtual Appliance was always large enough to include support for user additions. In this release, the RHV-M Virtual Appliance includes a swap partition that enables the memory to be increased when required.
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: 1456877 (view as bug list) Environment:
Last Closed: 2018-05-15 19:00:03 UTC Type: Bug
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Bug Blocks: 1456877    

Description Fran├žois Cami 2017-02-16 17:40:08 UTC
Description of problem:
rhevm-appliance has no swap by default, this is contrary to 
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/15244
where a system with 16GiB of RAM should have at least 8GiB of swap.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhevm-appliance-20161214.0-1.el7ev

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHV using the hosted engine (rhevm-appliance)
2. launch free -m on the appliance

Actual results:
No swap

Expected results:
8GiB+ swap

Additional info:
swap is required especially since additional tools must be installed on the manager (3rd party backup tools, etc) which might increase memory pressure.

Comment 2 Emma Heftman 2017-10-16 10:08:56 UTC
Hey Ryan
I am trying to understand whether this change has any impact on the documentation.

The Planning and Prerequisites Guide already mentions the swap partition, 

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_virtualization/4.1/html/planning_and_prerequisites_guide/requirements#storage_requirements


Although this section does not specifically mention the self-hosted engine, the latter references this section in the introductory chapter of the guide:

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_virtualization/4.1/html-single/self-hosted_engine_guide/#chap-Introduction

So, can you please clarify whether the table that appears in the guide was actually incorrect for the Self-hosted engine?

For 4.2, is the table actually correct as it is?

Comment 3 Ryan Barry 2017-10-16 13:09:34 UTC
The table is correct as-is

This RFE is about adding a swap partition to the engine virtual appliance. It increases the storage requirements for the hosted engine (on shared storage) to 58GB instead of 50GB.

Comment 4 Gonza 2017-11-20 16:21:20 UTC
Verified with:
rhvm-appliance-20171102.0-1

* disk resized to 58G (swap 8G)

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2018-05-15 19:00:03 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1525

Comment 10 Franta Kust 2019-05-16 13:08:36 UTC
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