[Mageia-sysadm] Clearifying questions

Buchan Milne bgmilne at zarb.org
Tue Sep 18 18:17:17 CEST 2012

On Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:46:09 nicolas vigier wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2012, Marja van Waes wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> > 
> > On 17/09/2012 21:30, AL13N wrote:
> > > 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 Januari.
> > 
> > <snip>
> > 
> > > so, if you can wait that long, it may be suited.
> > 
> > - From jstephan's reply I understand he won't work on this anymore,
> > because Al13n's intern is expected to come up with a solution in Januari.
> That doesn't mean we should stop working on this. We don't know if the
> tool from AL13N will fit our needs. Or maybe there are other tools we
> can use, or develop our own based or libvirt. We also need something to
> generate the Mageia VMs with user key installed, maybe using draklive,
> or using a base image where we add the key.

This is a very common use case, in fact, Amazon Web Services has been doing 
things like this for years, and Openstack does very similar things (for 
distros supported on Openstack).

IMHO we should look at a tool similar to debootstrap/febootstrap that we can 
use for Openstack and/or ovirt.

Maybe drakx-in-chroot/draklive would do, but the Openstack tools should give 
us some means for users to access the functionality, as well as APIs that can 
be called by other automated systems.

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