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Re: [libvirt-users] ruby-libvirt 0.4.0



On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Chris Lalancette <clalance redhat com> wrote:
> On 07/29/11 - 09:34:17AM, David M. Barlieb wrote:
>> Hi, I'm fairly new to using libvirt. I have RHEL6 servers running KVM
>> virtual environment. As I understand it, libvirt provides the tools to
>> the KVM environment so that I can create domains or virtual guests. So,
>> that being said, what does this ruby-libvirt provide me or enhance given
>> my current setup.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'll understabnd if this is a little rudimentary but I really do not
>> know who or where else to ask these types of question. I get quite a bit
>> of email from the libvirt-users groups about libvirt and really have no
>> idea if I can or should put any of these into my current setup, or if I
>> should be asking RedHat this.
>>
>>
>>
>> I certainly wouldn't mind testing and contributing to these effort to
>> enhance the libvirt tools and KVM hypervisor but think I need a better
>> understanding of exactly how libvirt and KVM interact and what the
>> enhancements bring to the table.
>
> In the future it is usually best to keep one of the lists on an email; that
> way, if I'm away or not responding, someone else can help you.  I've added
> libvirt-users to this response.
>
> In any case, you have the right idea.  Libvirt is a control plane for various
> different virtualization solutions.  Arguably the most popular virtualization
> solution that libvirt can control is KVM, but it can also manage Xen, VMware
> ESX, LXC (linux containers), UML, etc.
>
> Libvirt provides both tools (like virsh and libvirtd) and APIs for interacting
> with virtual machines.  The APIs are things like virDomainShutdown(),
> virDomainReboot(), etc.  The ruby-libvirt package is a thin wrapper around
> these APIs, so that you can use this functionality from ruby programs.  That
> is, you would be able to do something like:
>
> dom.reboot
> dom.shutdown
>
> from your ruby programs.  There are also bindings for other languages such
> as python, php, and perl.
>
> There is a lot more information at http://libvirt.org, and there is more
> information specifically about the ruby bindings at http://libvirt.org/ruby
>

If you find the binding a bit hard to follow, I've tried to create
plain ruby objects on top of Chris awesome ruby bindings.

See more at: https://github.com/ohadlevy/virt#readme

Ohad

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