We have 3 oVirt datacenters, and following http://manageiq.org/documentation/top-tasks/#run-smartstate-analysis-on-rhev-m-virtual-machines, I read that we had to install one appliance by datacenter.
That is what I did, and on each of them, I added a NIC to allow them to reach the iSCSI LUNs of their datacenters. After the correct settings, a iscsiadm -m discovery, a pvscan and a reboot, that SmartState analysis began to work well from the appliances to their respective VMs (their neighbours, in the same datacenter).
What I don’t understand is : from one appliance web GUI, I can see the content of the other datacenters, but I can not see nor run the SmartState analysis of another datacenter. I guess that when asking that, the order is sent to the appliance selected as the CFME dedicated to this datacenter (the configuration dropdown lists me only one CFME entry, is it correct?).
If I did everything right, does that mean I will have to maintain as many CMFE as datacenters, C&U data collection, reports, schedules, and so on… ?
I thought it would be possible, from a single CFME, to detect which remote CFME was managing which remote datacenter, and to delegate the smartstate analysis.