[Mageia-sysadm] Clearifying questions

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Mon Sep 17 14:01:51 CEST 2012

On Mon, 17 Sep 2012, Joerg Stephan wrote:

> Hi there,
> nice topics, all of them
> 1. Topic: Virtual Machines
> What do we use? xen/kwm/vmware? I already done automatic setups for xen machines on our side. I could take a look. Could be hart whitout accessing the machines.

There is nothing at the moment, so no need to have access to servers to
start developing tools to manage VMs (probably based on libvirt), or
find existing tools that could do what we need.

What we need :
- a command to allow users, or group of users, to generate a new VM with
  Mageia 1, 2, Cauldron, with their ssh key installed in the VM (the ssh
  key stored in their ldap account), some port redirection to allow
  them to connect with ssh, or vnc.
- a command to list VMs and their status
- a command to stop, start, delete a VM
- limit the number of VMs someone can create (because we have limited
  disk space on the server)

> 2. Topic sympa emails
> maybe we could maniulate the databases. For we use LDAP shouldnt be the problem if both systems can interact. 
> 3. On the Sysadmin side
> Backups could be done via bacula. i could set that up. Would be easy to integrate that in puppet for the clients. Needs talking about schedule for incremental and full backups. And i would need access to a backup server.

We are already installing rsnapshot for backups.

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