[fedora-virt] F12 feature: Host information

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Jun 16 16:20:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:14:59PM -0400, James Hubbard wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Richard W.M. Jones<rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 02:40:34PM +0100, Anand Kumria wrote:
> >> For the guest side, it sounds like you will be inventing a text based
> >> protocol to ask for statistical information about the host -- I just wonder
> >> if such a protocol already exists. And if there is already a client for
> >> that, then the guest side would just be the channel hookup, rather than any
> >> client dev.
> >
> > I'm not aware of an existing protocol for that.  Does anyone
> > have any suggestions?
> Can't the data be published via SNMP and the admin could configure
> what ever method to expose that to potential users?

It is not explicit in Richard's feature page, but a core goal of this
hostinfo service is to avoid any use of networking. We don't want to
presume that a guest has a NIC, nor that the host has a configured
NIC on the same LAN as the guest. 

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