[CentOS-virt] Joining the SIG - oVirt project

Karsten Wade

kwade at redhat.com
Thu Dec 18 20:42:10 UTC 2014

On 12/18/2014 02:59 AM, Sandro Bonazzola wrote:
> Il 18/12/2014 11:29, Karanbir Singh ha scritto:
>> 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 ).
> Sure

When that time comes, here's the process for requesting wiki access:



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