I’ve been testing out MAAS in a dev ops environment lately and have been going through rapid prototyping of some capabilities wrt KVM / Pods. I put in a help desk ticket asking if there were any way to migrate pods from one KVM host to another. Unfortunately the response was that this is not a current capability.
I’d like to put in a feature request for the following:
Current KVM Host machines are reaching capacity for resource utilization. To alleviate the strain and allow for expansion, more machines have been added as KVM hosts.
It would be nice to be able to take a select few guests from each host, and move them over to the new KVM host.
Nice to have:
- Allow the system to auto-balance the load between all of the KVM hosts
Nicer to have:
- Allow the system to auto-balance the load between all of the KVM hosts with the availability zones / spaces / etc in mind.
My specific use case is that I needed to add another VLAN to an existing KVM host. Since I cannot do that through the UI without the machine being in a specific state, I have to take the host offline, perform the maintenance on it, and then bring it back up. Being able to move the pods / guests from one host to another while I perform this maintenance would be nice.