[CentOS-virt] OpenVZ variant
dowdle at montanalinux.org
Thu Apr 3 16:55:46 UTC 2014
I was reading the LWN article from today (free to non-subscribers next Thursday). Here's a subscriber link for those who might want to see it now:
CentOS and Red Hat - http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/592723/485ea802859f6c36/
I saw that Xen was mentioned as an area where CentOS went beyond RHEL with CentOS 6... and being that I'm deeply in the OpenVZ community, I thought it might be natural to have an OpenVZ CentOS Variant. I just noticed that the CentOS Virt-SIG page already mentions OpenVZ. Is this only for the upcoming CentOS 7 or would it be possible to produce a spin/remix that is CentOS 6-based that includes the OpenVZ kernel and OpenVZ utils?
Looking at the stats provided by the OpenVZ Project (http://stats.openvz.org/) it is obvious that CentOS is the most popular platform for both OpenVZ hosts and OpenVZ containers:
Top host distros
ALT Linux 10
Top 10 CT distros
This morning I sent out some feelers to the OpenVZ community (via the OpenVZ Users mailing list, blog.openvz.org, and the #openvz IRC channel) to see if any OpenVZ users were already working with the CentOS project (I'm not).
So does anyone that is part of this SIG care to tell me how much OpenVZ interest there currently is and how I might become a part of the effort? I know the virt-sig is probably quite broad beyond OpenVZ.
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