[CentOS-virt] Joining the SIG - oVirt project

Wed Jan 7 17:04:55 UTC 2015
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/03/2014 01:30 AM, Sandro Bonazzola 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.
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Sbonazzo
> [2] http://www.ovirt.org
> [3] http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_Live
> [4] http://www.ovirt.org/Node

The current xen-4.4.1 testing repo in the koji CBS has libvirt-1.2.x in
it.  I also want to roll in a newer virt-manager / python-virtinst from
somewhere (centos7 or maybe a fedora) to get better libxl support for Xen.

I am currently just looking at that, but I wonder if you guys need a
newer qemu, libvirt, etc for your EL6 work (if you plan on any EL6
work).  If so, we likely need to try to pick / standardize most of those
dependent packages.

Johnny Hughes

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