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From Karl Harris <>
Subject Re: Testing a Cloudstack Virtual Router (SystemVM).
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:28:42 GMT
On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Rohit Yadav <>

> Hi Karl,
> Karl Harris wrote:
>> What is the current framework used to test a Cloudstack Virtual Router
>> (SystemVM) in isolation aka without Management Server if any?
> AFAIK we don't have any such testing/automation framework within Apache
> CloudStack.
>  I'd like to call a SystemVM script with a set of configuration parameters
>> (changes for VPCVrr, etc.) and observe the changes to the virtual routers
>> configuration.
>> Since I will eventually need the ethernet connections to be added and
>> deleted I would like to aviod using ethernet to make the connection to the
>> SystemVM image. Ideally I don't want to change the SystemVM image from
>> what
>> is build by tools/appliance/
> The SystemVM image and the agent is tightly coupled with CloudStack, you
> may have to change things in the build script (if you intend to
> add/remove/modify packages, files and contents).
>  How was this testing done in the past?
> In the past, I would create a systemvm template, have CloudStack
> management to use it to boot up SSVMs, VRs etc. and ssh into them from
> their respective hosts on their link local IP. Then, I would change the
> internal state of the VM and check with management server to test things
> and see if it would fix the state itself, execute platform apis etc.
> There is/was no automation framework to do the testing so it was mostly
> manually. Any work in this regard would be great.
> Since is "hypervisor aware", at least for those that
do not populate /proc/cmdline directly,  did you test each hypervisor

>> Thanks,
>> Karl
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