[et-mgmt-tools] virt factory 0.0.2 released
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
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...
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