[Ovirt-devel] FreeIPA question

Hugh O. Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Thu Nov 20 15:53:18 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 03:39:38PM +0300, Konstantin Kozlov wrote:
> Hello,
> I'am really glad that the thing like oVirt is available!
> I have a couple of questions for which I haven't found the answers on  
> the site:
> I've recently installed FreeIPA, is it possible to use that installation  
> with oVirt?

Yes, it is, although until we have wrapped up our automatic
configuration stuff you will have to do some manual
configuration. Mostly this involves pointing ActiveLDAP at the FreeIPA
machine and doing correct Apache config for the UI.

> Do I need to run the management node on the KVM capable host? I have a  
> Pentium 3 machine running FreeIPA server and I thought to install oVirt  
> management tools there, is it possible, maybe by manual configuration?

If you do not install the appliance, but rather install the various
server suite components on bare metal, then you should be able to run
them on a non-KVM-capable host. However a Pentium 3 is going to be
fairly slow...

> Will I be able to run WinXP on Nodes?

Yes, WinXP runs just fine on the nodes.

> Will I be able to run Mac OS X on Nodes?

Haven't tried -- if it works for you, let us know!

> Thank you in advance,
> Konstantin

Hope it all works out, please feel free to ask questions on
irc.freenode.net/#ovirt or on this mailing list.

Take care,

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