Bug 1301025 - RFE: secure data transport between QEMU servers for migration
RFE: secure data transport between QEMU servers for migration
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openstack-nova (Show other bugs)
7.0 (Kilo)
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Assigned To: Eoghan Glynn
nlevinki
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Depends On: 1300772 1300769
Blocks: 1301029 1414999
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Reported: 2016-01-22 06:12 EST by Daniel Berrange
Modified: 2017-10-13 21:53 EDT (History)
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Description Daniel Berrange 2016-01-22 06:12:25 EST
Description of problem:
The default QEMU migration transport runs a clear text TCP connection between the two QEMU servers. It is possible to tunnel the migration connection over libvirtd's secure connection but this imposes a significant performance penalty. It is also not possible to tunnel the NBD connection use for block migration at all.

As a step towards securing the management network we need to have Nova configure QEMU to use native TLS support on its migration and NBD data transports, without any tunnelling.

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