[Mageia-sysadm] Clearifying questions
johe.stephan at ymail.com
Mon Sep 17 22:18:28 CEST 2012
thats are real great news. Looking forward to see the result.
So then sympa <-> identity interaction seems to be a topic :-)
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> From: AL13N <alien at rmail.be>
> To: mageia-sysadm at mageia.org
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 9:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mageia-sysadm] Clearifying questions
> at $dayjob, an intern is developing a virtcenter (under my guidance) (which
> likely will be released opensource), largely based on php-libvirt.
> the idea is to be able to control multiple libvirtd servers (kvm/xen but i
> hear vmware should have some kind of libvirtd implementation too, (maybe only
> in their vcenter))
> the intern is using this as his work and will show a demo of this around
> in a first stage features will be as follows:
> - ldap-group-based authentication
> - libvirtd servers listed in ldap (so that the authentication can be done per
> group on different servers)
> - start/pause/resume/stop/poweroff per vm
> - clone from templates
> - spice:// links for a locally installed spice-client
> - if time permits: delete
> - if time permits: livemigration
> we are likely gonna be pushing this towards our clients, because the
> management tools we've seen so far: RH, Oracle, etc... are not adequate or
> horrible or completely bloated.
> and this would enable us to put other stuff on clients machines rather than
> always vmware, which has some nasty bugs^Wfeatures.
> so, if you can wait that long, it may be suited.
> Op maandag 17 september 2012 14:01:51 schreef nicolas vigier:
>> 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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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