soren at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 12 00:54:51 UTC 2008
On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:37:35AM -0700, Martin Hess wrote:
> Given that KVM is the preferred virtualization solution and that we have
> Virtual Machine Manager to manage a single instance, is there an chance
> we will be seeing oVirt anytime soon?
oVirt has a rather large dependency stack, which makes packaging it a
rather large task. I'm aware of the project, but it's not very high on
my personal roadmap at this moment.
> While I'm wishing for the moon I may as well as ask for Cobbler:
I'm currently working on Cobbler. I've been caught up in travels and
such, but it should land in Intrepid within a few weeks, I'd say.
> Both of these projects are part(?) sponsored by RedHat as an "Emerging
> Technology Project", whatever that means.
I believe Emerging Technologies was a division of Red Hat working on
various new stuff, mostly related to virtualisation. I believe it no
longer exists as a division in Red Hat, but the name is still around
because users still use it.
> There brethren are:
> Augeas - A configuration editing tool and API
Have not really looked into it.
> libvirt - The open source virtualization API
We already have this. :)
> Cobbler - OS provisioning and profile management
> FreeIPA - Identity, policy and audit management
FreeIPA has an absolutely horrendous dependency stack. I at least will
not have time to maintain it. Someone else might?
> Virtual Machine Manager - Virtualization management from the
We have this already as well :)
> Func - A secure, scriptable remote control framework & API
I've not looked at func either.
Soren Hansen |
Virtualisation specialist | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd. | http://www.ubuntu.com/
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