Lab Setup Guide

Provides an overview for setting up a Pharos lab. A full set of pharos_master documents are maintained in the pharos repo.

When setting up an OPNFV community lab ...

  • Provide the Pharos community with details of the intended setup, including ...
    • Overview of resources are being offered to the community, intended purpose and known limitations
    • Lab owner name with contacts
    • Timelines for availablity for development, test, release production, ...
  • Update the Pharos Wiki with lab details
  • Update the Pharos project information file “Current Labs”
    • pharos_information
  • Create new Wiki pages for lab and POD specific information
    • Access procedures
    • Usage guidelines for developers
    • Update infomtation as PODs are re-assigned or usage/availability changes
  • Fill Lab and POD templates ... pharos_lab ... pharos_pod
    • Note that security sensitive lab information should be stored in the secure Pharos repo
  • Connect PODs to Jenkins/CI

Jump Server Configuration

Jump server install procedures are maintained by each installer project. Addional Jump server configuraton BKMs will be maintained here. The below install information was used for Fuel however may be outdated (please refer to Fuel Installer documents).


  1. Obtain CentOS 7 Minimal ISO and install
  1. Set parameters appropriate for your environment during installation
  2. Disable NetworkManager
systemctl disable NetworkManager
  1. Configure your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files for your network
  2. Restart networking
service network restart
  1. Edit /etc/resolv.conf and add a nameserver
vi /etc/resolv.conf
  1. Install libvirt & kvm
yum -y update yum -y install kvm qemu-kvm libvirt systemctl enable libvirtd
  1. Reboot:
shutdown -r now
  1. If you wish to avoid annoying delay when use ssh to log in, disable DNS lookups:

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Uncomment “UseDNS yes”, change ‘yes’ to ‘no’.


  1. Restart sshd
systemctl restart sshd
  1. Install virt-install
yum -y install virt-install
  1. Visit and D/L the OPNFV Fuel ISO
  2. Create a bridge using the interface on the PXE network, for example: br0
  3. Make a directory owned by qemu:

mkdir /home/qemu; mkdir -p /home/qemu/VMs/fuel-6.0/disk

chown -R qemu:qemu /home/qemu

  1. Copy the ISO to /home/qemu

cd /home/qemu

virt-install -n opnfv-2015-05-22_18-34-07-fuel -r 4096 --vcpus=4 --cpuset=0-3 -c opnfv-2015-05-22_18-34-07.iso --os-type=linux --os-variant=rhel6 --boot hd,cdrom --disk path=/home/qemu/VMs/mirantis-fuel-6.0/disk/fuel-vhd0.qcow2,bus=virtio,size=50,format=qcow2 -w bridge=br0,model=virtio --graphics vnc,listen=

  1. Temporarily flush the firewall rules to make things easier:
iptables -F
  1. Connect to the console of the installing VM with your favorite VNC client.
  2. Change the IP settings to match the pod, use an IP in the PXE/Admin network for the Fuel Master