Live migration limits and timeouts are applied so that migration processes do not overwhelm the cluster. Configure these settings by editing the kubevirt-config configuration file.

Configuring live migration limits and timeouts

Configure live migration limits and timeouts for the cluster by adding updated key:value fields to the kubevirt-config configuration file, which is located in the openshift-cnv namespace.

Procedure
  • Edit the kubevirt-config configuration file and add the necessary live migration parameters. The following example shows the default values:

    $ oc edit configmap kubevirt-config -n openshift-cnv
    Example configuration file
    apiVersion: v1
    data:
      default-network-interface: masquerade
      feature-gates: DataVolumes,SRIOV,LiveMigration,CPUManager,CPUNodeDiscovery,Sidecar,Snapshot
      migrations: |-
        parallelMigrationsPerCluster: "5"
        parallelOutboundMigrationsPerNode: "2"
        bandwidthPerMigration: "64Mi"
        completionTimeoutPerGiB: "800"
        progressTimeout: "150"
      machine-type: pc-q35-rhel8.3.0
      selinuxLauncherType: virt_launcher.process
      smbios: |-
        Family: Red Hat
        Product: Container-native virtualization
        Manufacturer: Red Hat
        Sku: 2.6.0
        Version: 2.6.0
    kind: ConfigMap
    metadata:
      creationTimestamp: "2021-03-26T18:01:04Z"
      labels:
        app: kubevirt-hyperconverged
      name: kubevirt-config
      namespace: openshift-cnv
      resourceVersion: "15371295"
      selfLink: /api/v1/namespaces/openshift-cnv/configmaps/kubevirt-config
      uid: <uuid>

Cluster-wide live migration limits and timeouts

Migration parameters
Parameter Description Default

parallelMigrationsPerCluster

Number of migrations running in parallel in the cluster.

5

parallelOutboundMigrationsPerNode

Maximum number of outbound migrations per node.

2

bandwidthPerMigration

Bandwidth limit of each migration, in MiB/s.

64Mi

completionTimeoutPerGiB

The migration is canceled if it has not completed in this time, in seconds per GiB of memory. For example, a virtual machine instance with 6GiB memory times out if it has not completed migration in 4800 seconds. If the Migration Method is BlockMigration, the size of the migrating disks is included in the calculation.

800

progressTimeout

The migration is canceled if memory copy fails to make progress in this time, in seconds.

150