[Ovirt-devel] Lighter-weight "developer" setup

Alan Pevec apevec at redhat.com
Mon Aug 18 15:38:37 UTC 2008

Bryan Kearney wrote:
> Bryan Kearney wrote:
>> Chris Lalancette wrote:
>> <SNIP>
>>> 1.  Still have an oVirt appliance that has everything installed 
>>> inside of it.
>>> Then, this appliance "manages" the host that it is actually running 
>>> on, and can
>>> install additional guests alongside the appliance.  You need to 
>>> protect the
>>> oVirt appliance a little bit so you don't accidentally destroy 
>>> itself, but
>>> otherwise you can treat the underlying hardware just like any other 
>>> node.
>> <SNIP>
>>> 2.  Get rid of the oVirt appliance completely, and just provide
>>> instructions/better scripts for installing all of the oVirt software 
>>> directly on
>>> the host.  Then the host runs the WUI, and you don't need to protect any
>>> "special" guests.
>> <SNIP>
>> We have a first cut of an appliance definition of the ovirt appliance 
>> at [1]. With this, we could look at a couple of other alternatives:
>> 1) Make the recipe availble with instructions to build it via the 
>> appliance tools on their machines either from the public mirrors or 
>> local media.
>> 2) Use the recipe to configure an existing bare metal machine.
>> 3) Set up a public cobbler server to "koan up" a new appliance. Again, 
>> this would be from the public mirrors.
>> 1 and 3 _could_ save bandwidth based on using public mirrors. 1 could 
>> save more if they have media handy.
>> 2 would be really cool, but the current recipes do not control 
>> packages.  We would need to work up a new "package" recipe, and then 
>> apply the one from [1].
>> -- bk
>> [1] http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=acex.git;a=tree;f=ovirt/appliances/ovirt;
> Just following up. Would this approach help out? If so, how can I help 
> getting folks to use the new puppet based recipe?

Yeah, I plan to look into that asap

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