[CentOS-virt] Joining the SIG - oVirt project

Karanbir Singh

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Thu Dec 18 10:29:40 UTC 2014

On 16/12/14 16:04, George Dunlap wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 7:30 AM, Sandro Bonazzola <sbonazzo at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just joined the CentOS-virt call yesterday for the first time and it was a pleasure to meet you there.
>> My name is Sandro Bonazzola[1] and I'm a member of the integration team and the release engineering manager for oVirt project[2].
>> oVirt is an open source alternative to VMware vSphere, and provides an excellent KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization.
>> On each release we provide packages for Fedora and CentOS 6 and starting with the upcoming release 3.5.1 we're going to provide packages also for
>> CentOS 7.
>> We started looking at the CentOS virt SIG a few months ago and we finally decided to join.
>> With me there is also David Caro (in CC), he's member of the oVirt infra and CI team and he's also in oVirt release engineering team.
>> As discussed in the call today, a first thing we're looking at is getting live snapshot capability in qemu-kvm package provided within CentOS.
>> Currently we're delivering qemu-kvm-rhev within oVirt repositories, taking the src.rpm from CentOS repo and rebuilding it with the rhev flag for
>> enabling the capability.
>> Another interesting point for us is providing a live image with oVirt pre-installed.
>> We're now composing oVirt Live[3] iso images using CentOS 6 packages as base also if original kickstart files came from Scientific Linux.
>> We would like to make it fully CentOS based and hopefully move to CentOS 7.
>> We also provide oVirt Node[4] which is also based on CentOS 6 and is a small, robust operating system image using minimal resources while providing
>> the ability to control virtual machines running upon it.
>> Both the spins can take advantage of having packages like qemu-kvm-rhev or in some cases glusterfs or libvirt or other dependencies updates as well as
>> other projects that may rely on the CentOS virt SIG.
>> On the other hand, having latest oVirt RPMs within CentOS will allow CentOS and oVirt users to work with
>> a single repository.
>> We're now looking at CentOS site gathering info about the SIG, how to join and how to contribute.
> So we had a chat about this at the Virt SIG meeting today, and here
> was our proposal:
> * Allow oVirt to join the Virt SIG and provide rebuilt qemu packages,
> as well as oVirt packages.  (And possibly the above images as well.)
> * Sandro Bonazzola will be the maintainer, but David Caro will also
> have commit access / act as co-maintainer.
> If there are no objections in the next week we'll consider this approved.

Looks good to me, will they also be taking over the ovirt page on the
wiki : http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/oVirt and update that to reflect
centos.org repos ( once its there ).

- KB

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