[et-mgmt-tools] virt factory 0.0.2 released

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Wed May 2 20:45:48 UTC 2007

Virt-factory 0.0.2 is out...

If you're joining this list late and aren't sure what virt-factory is, 
Virt-Factory is a framework for managing a very large number of virtual 
machines on a network -- we're targetting datacenters and labs -- and it 
allows managing machines in an appliancey sort of way, assigning them to 
specific profiles that serve particular roles.    You can provision a 
pool of host machines (or just register the ones you have) and then 
deploy virtual profiles out to them.   It has a web interface for humans 
and we'll be working on a command line interface to match for remote 
scripting purposes.


This release mainly concentrates mainly on making virt-factory easier to 
install and bootstrap.    It is still rather alpha-level in many ways, 
but we are always interested in hearing from those folks who want to 
manage a large number of virtual machines and deploy virtual appliances.

Future-releases will concentrate mainly on the items here:  
http://et.redhat.com/page/VF_Planning, though these will probably be 
rearranged somewhat over time.

As currently planned, the next release will concentrate on moving 
virt-factory to a real database (PostgreSQL and/or MySQL), bring in a 
professionally designed lickable WUI (shininess is important!), and 
streamlining the node communications using AMQP/QPid 

If you have questions or ideas that you'd like to share over IRC, stop 
by #virt-factory on irc.freenode.net...

Michael DeHaan
Adrian Likins
Scott Seago

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