This section explains how to run the SD-WAN Orchestrator using the libvirt. This deployment was tested in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.


For KVM deployment, VMware will provide the SD-WAN Orchestrator in four qcow images.

  • STORE2
  • STORE3

The images are thin provisioned on deployment.

Start by copying the images to the KVM server. In addition, you must copy the cloud-init iso build as described in the previous section.

XML Sample

Note: For the images in the images/vco folder, you will need to edit from the XML.
<domain type='kvm' id='49'>
  <memory unit='KiB'>12388608</memory>
  <currentMemory unit='KiB'>12388608</currentMemory>
    <cpu mode='custom' match='exact'>
    <model fallback='allow'>SandyBridge</model>
    <feature policy='require' name='vme'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='dtes64'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='invpcid'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='vmx'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='erms'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='xtpr'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='smep'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='pbe'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='est'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='monitor'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='smx'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='abm'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='tm'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='acpi'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='fma'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='osxsave'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='ht'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='dca'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='pdcm'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='pdpe1gb'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='fsgsbase'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='f16c'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='ds'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='tm2'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='avx2'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='ss'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='bmi1'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='bmi2'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='pcid'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='ds_cpl'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='movbe'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='rdrand'/>
<clock offset='utc'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2'/>
      <source file='/images/vco/rootfs.qcow2'/> 
      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
      <alias name='ide0-0-0'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2'/>
      <source file='/ images/vco/store.qcow2'/> 
      <target dev='hdb' bus='ide'/>
      <alias name='ide0-0-1'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='1'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2'/>
      <source file='/ images/vco/store2.qcow2'/> 
      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
      <alias name='ide0-0-2'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' target='0' unit='0'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'> 
      <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2' /> 
      <source file='/images/vco/store3.qcow2' /> 
      <target dev='hdd' bus='ide' />
      <alias name='ide0-0-3' /> 
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' target='0' unit='1' /> 
    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <source file='/ images/vco/seed.iso'/> 
      <target dev='sdb' bus='sata'/>
      <alias name='sata1-0-0'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='1' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/>
    <controller type='usb' index='0'>
      <alias name='usb0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x2'/>
    <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pci-root'>
      <alias name='pci.0'/>
    <controller type='ide' index='0'>
      <alias name='ide0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x1'/>
    <interface type='direct'>
      <source dev='eth0' mode='vepa'/>
    <serial type='pty'>
      <source path='/dev/pts/3'/>
      <target port='0'/>
      <alias name='serial0'/>
    <console type='pty' tty='/dev/pts/3'>
      <source path='/dev/pts/3'/>
      <target type='serial' port='0'/>
      <alias name='serial0'/>
    <memballoon model='virtio'>
      <alias name='balloon0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/>
  <seclabel type='none' />
<!--  <seclabel type='dynamic' model='apparmor' relabel='yes'/> -->

Create the VM

To create the VM using the standard virsh commands:

virsh define vco.xml
virsh start vco.xml