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From Tessema Mindaye <>
Subject Re: Extend CloudStack for a new hypervisor
Date Fri, 19 May 2017 20:36:08 GMT
I have a similar question. I want to use VirtualBox for a project that I
have. And to the best of my knowledge, cloudstack doesn't support type II
hypervisors like VirtualBox. What should I do to support VirtualBox in


On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 5:06 PM, Simon Weller <>

> Which hypervisor are you wanting to implement​?
> Simon Weller/615-312-6068
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Smith []
> Received: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 5:29PM
> To: []
> Subject: Extend CloudStack for a new hypervisor
> Greetings!
> I have a need to extend CloudStack to support an additional hypervisor.
> This is not something I consider strategic for CloudStack itself, but I
> have a project with a very specific need.
> I have a development background but am not an active developer right now
> ... so looking forward to getting back in the saddle!  I've never developed
> against the CloudStack tree before.
> I can't find any docs on how one would introduce support for a new
> hypervisor (eg. what classes, methods, etc, need to be implemented,
> extended, etc) and checking the source tree I can't easily see if there is
> a base to build from.  I would appreciate any pointers about where to start
> looking to save me going through the entire tree from scratch.
> The standard CloudStack concepts should be easy enough (ha!) to map 1:1 to
> this additional hypervisor (including primary & secondary storage, router &
> secondary storage VMs, the networking concepts, etc) so I'm hoping that I
> can simply implement it like a VMware or Xen backend ...
> Thanks in advance!
> John.

Tessema Mindaye Mengistu
Teaching Assistant and PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
Southern Illinois University, IL, USA

Tel:  (mob) +618-303-4788
E-mail: tessem <>

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