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How to run NetApp Select on KVM?

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I need to start a NetApp Data ONTAP Select instance on OpenStack cloud (KVM based virtualization) in order to perform some testing between OpenStack storage components using NetApp as backend.

 

Data ONTAP Select seems to be the best candidate for this because it should be provisioned on demain for each test suite execution and it would avoid depending on availability of a specific NetApp hardware, which is quite problematic because test execution could run in largu number of geographies. Using the virtualized version would avoid location based issues, assure we always test with a specific version. The only limition is that no performanc testing can be done with it but this is known and outside the scope of these tests.

 

I tried to convert the OVF image (9.3) to QCOW2 and start it open open stack but I ended up with a kernel panic that looks like

 

FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1 
(root@bldrh6svl23.eng.netapp.com, Wed Jan 3 21:45:08 PST 2018) Loading /boot/defauIts/loader.conf \ Hit [Enter! to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt. Booting [x86_64/freebsd/image1/kerne1]... x86_64/freebsd/image1/kerne1 data=0xddb2c0+0xceae80 syms=[0x8+0x6d818+0x8+0x510e 0] x86_64/freebsd/imagel/platform.ko text=0x2acfb8 data=0x6f000+0x88750 syms=[Ox8+0 xldee0+0x8+0xl7fc8] x86_64/freebsd/imagel/mpt.ko text=0x3e438 data=0xa30+0x3d8 syms=[0x8+Ox20d0+0x8+ Oxlbed] NetApp Data ONTAP 9.3 PANIC : page fault (supervisor read data, page not present) on UA 0x3ffffb7O cs :rip Ox2O:0xffffffff81fe29b3 rflags 0x10297 version: 9.3: Wed Jan 3 21:47:40 PST 2018 conf : x86_64.nodar.ovf cpuid = 0 Uptime: 1s The operating system has halted. Please press any key to reboot.

 

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Re: How to run NetApp Select on KVM?

You shouldn't have to convert anything - just make sure you download the Linux version (.raw.tgz) - NOT the VMware OVA.

 

https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap_select/9.3.261/download.shtml

 

The KVM docs cover configuring Deploy and ONTAP.