[CentOS-devel] ANN: Experimental Workstation LiveDVDs from the Hyperscale SIG

Mon Jun 28 22:34:18 UTC 2021
Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com>

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 4:47 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Over the past month or so, I've been working on producing CentOS
> images with Hyperscale content and customizations to showcase the
> technologies we're working on to the broader community. The goal is to
> make it easier for the community to get started with the technologies
> we're working on and to encourage collaboration between the SIG and
> the wider community on the things we're working on.
> Today, I'm pleased to announce one of the first deliverables of that
> effort: experimental live media! The SIG has produced an experimental
> Hyperscale Workstation Spin that combines CentOS Stream 8 with the
> Hyperscale SIG content to offer an early preview into some of the work
> we're doing.
> This spin is currently available here:
> * ISO:
> https://ngompa.fedorapeople.org/centos/hyperscale/CS8-HS-WORK-LIVE-LATESTDEV.iso
> * SHA512 checksum:
> https://ngompa.fedorapeople.org/centos/hyperscale/CS8-HS-WORK-LIVE-LATESTDEV.iso.sha512

This is great!  Congrats to the Hyperscaler SIG!


> There are some limitations and known issues, though:
> * UEFI boot is not supported. CBS does not support signing kernels
> such that we can leverage the Secure Boot infrastructure, so UEFI is
> not supported at all right now. The issue is tracked here:
> https://pagure.io/centos-infra/issue/307
> * The Anaconda installer icon is missing. This will be fixed with the
> next release of centos-logos. Upstream issue here:
> https://github.com/CentOS/centos-logos/issues/1
> * SELinux denials with systemd-hostnamed and systemd-oomd. This is
> being investigated, and fixes will become available in a future
> systemd update provided by the Hyperscale SIG.
> * SELinux denials with sssd and useradd. This happens with stock
> CentOS Stream 8, and is not related to anything we're doing.
> * All non-English locales aren't showing up in Anaconda despite all
> locales being installed. This is being actively investigated and will
> hopefully be resolved in a future release.
> * "dnf upgrade" is broken due to package conflicts with the DNF stack.
> This is because our custom version of the RPM+DNF stack has not been
> refreshed to the latest version pushed into CentOS Stream 8. This is
> ongoing and should be resolved soon.
> * VDO is broken. This is a consequence of VDO being an out-of-tree
> kernel module shipped by Red Hat for RHEL kernels only. The Hyperscale
> SIG is building its kernels based on the ARK tree that's used by
> Fedora, and thus lacks support for VDO.
> If you find any other issues, we would definitely love to hear about
> them! We have a dedicated issue tracker for Hyperscale spins where we
> would appreciate bugs to be reported:
> https://pagure.io/centos-sig-hyperscale/spin-bugs
> The Hyperscale Workstation spin is built on the GNOME desktop. It is
> my intent to also offer a KDE Plasma flavor once it becomes reasonably
> possible. This is blocked on KDE Plasma getting rebuilt in EPEL-Next
> for the updated Qt5 in CentOS Stream 8. Both desktops are capable of
> leveraging the technologies being developed by the Hyperscale SIG and
> we intend to use this to showcase that.
> We hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making this!
> Thanks and best regards,
> Neal (on behalf of the CentOS Hyperscale SIG)
> --
> 真実はいつも一つ!/ Always, there's only one truth!
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