Bug 1327846 - [RFE] Q35: Support booting virtual machines via UEFI
Summary: [RFE] Q35: Support booting virtual machines via UEFI
Alias: None
Product: ovirt-distribution
Classification: oVirt
Component: RFEs
Version: 4.0.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
medium with 1 vote vote
Target Milestone: ovirt-4.3.0
: 4.3.0
Assignee: Shmuel Melamud
QA Contact: Nisim Simsolo
Depends On: oVirt_Q35_tech_preview_support 1365938 1662929
Blocks: 1613496 1509931 1532969
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-16 19:21 UTC by Neal Gompa
Modified: 2019-04-29 13:55 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ovirt-engine-4.3.0_alpha
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 1532969 1613496 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2019-04-29 13:55:32 UTC
oVirt Team: Virt
rule-engine: ovirt-4.3?
mavital: testing_plan_complete+
mtessun: planning_ack+
michal.skrivanek: devel_ack+
rule-engine: testing_ack?

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
oVirt gerrit 89965 master MERGED core: Add bios_type field to vm_static 2018-04-25 10:04:41 UTC
oVirt gerrit 90181 master MERGED core: Use chipset from biosType 2018-04-29 14:37:56 UTC
oVirt gerrit 91357 master MERGED core: BiosType FeatureSupported added 2018-05-21 11:47:42 UTC
oVirt gerrit 91358 master MERGED webadmin: BIOS Type in VM editing dialog 2018-06-06 13:51:55 UTC
oVirt gerrit 92402 master MERGED core: Add biosType to OVF 2018-06-26 17:08:22 UTC
oVirt gerrit 92409 master MERGED core: Backend validation of biosType 2018-07-02 08:42:34 UTC
oVirt gerrit 92410 master MERGED core: Better descriptions for BIOS types 2018-07-08 09:16:19 UTC
oVirt gerrit 92419 master MERGED core: Libvirt XML changes for UEFI 2018-07-17 11:21:20 UTC
oVirt gerrit 92423 master MERGED Added BiosType enum and biosType property to VmBase. 2018-07-18 08:31:54 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93034 master MERGED core: Use biosType to select emulated machine type 2018-08-02 10:52:17 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93105 master MERGED restapi: Update to model 4.3.14 2018-07-19 10:31:47 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93183 master MERGED restapi: VmBase.biosType mapping 2018-08-15 09:13:23 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93280 master MERGED Move biosType from VmBase to Bios. 2018-07-26 08:51:27 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93603 master MERGED restapi: Update to model 4.3.15 2018-08-09 10:35:13 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93699 master MERGED core: fix detection of emulated machine with bios type q35 2018-08-14 11:31:54 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93700 master MERGED core: cleanup in EmulatedMachineUtils 2018-08-14 11:31:57 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93701 master MERGED core: fix log of exceptional emulated machine selection 2018-08-14 11:32:00 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93739 master MERGED core: fix q35 settings in libvirt xml 2018-08-15 09:00:42 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93740 master MERGED core: clear device address when bios chipset is changed 2018-08-15 09:00:44 UTC
oVirt gerrit 93741 master MERGED core: remove unmanaged devices when bios chipset type changes 2018-08-19 10:38:03 UTC
Red Hat Bugzilla 1325023 None CLOSED edk2: distribute ovmf/aavmf roms (now that licensing issues are resolved) 2019-11-07 19:59:56 UTC

Internal Links: 1325023

Description Neal Gompa 2016-04-16 19:21:41 UTC
Description of problem:
Currently, oVirt only supports booting virtual machines via BIOS. However, UEFI is the newer, more modern way to initialize a system. Additionally, now that the licensing for the UEFI firmware is fully Free, a firmware package can be included to make this work.

Please add support for booting via UEFI in oVirt 4.0.0.

Comment 1 Michal Skrivanek 2016-04-18 10:45:31 UTC
we will build UEFI (and secure boot) on top of q35 chipset, tracked in bug 1301111.
This would likely be TestOnly once it's implemented. Will keep open and revisit this bug once we get closer

Comment 3 Ludek Finstrle 2017-07-13 07:35:38 UTC
Is there some progress. I see it as a blocker for my usecase.

Comment 4 Michal Skrivanek 2017-07-20 14:22:16 UTC
(In reply to Ludek Finstrle from comment #3)
> Is there some progress. I see it as a blocker for my usecase.

Not much progress yet. There are more details in devel card https://trello.com/c/jIJRQw3z

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla Rules Engine 2018-05-21 07:51:29 UTC
This request has been proposed for two releases. This is invalid flag usage. The ovirt-future release flag has been cleared. If you wish to change the release flag, you must clear one release flag and then set the other release flag to ?.

Comment 8 Nisim Simsolo 2019-04-16 11:38:14 UTC
Verification version:

Verification scenario:
Polarion test plan added to external trackers.

Comment 9 Sandro Bonazzola 2019-04-29 13:55:32 UTC
This bugzilla is included in oVirt 4.3.0 release, published on February 4th 2019.

Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in oVirt 4.3.0 release, it has been closed with a resolution of CURRENT RELEASE.

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

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