A great week at linuxcon/cloudopen/kvmforum/ovirt conference at
Edinburgh, and some other nice feedback on oVirt, meriting a special
edition of this update.
Feel free to chime in with your feedback as well.
It is sometimes hard to remember we only released oVirt 3.0 last year,
and that it takes time to get traction.
For example, see slide 3 in the presentation i gave on oVirt Updates
to see the clear trend in adoption (via total users mailing list addresses).
Similarly, in Livnat's oVirt-intro session at CloudOpen, with ~75 people
in the room, almost all raised their hand on her question "who knows/has
We had a plethora of topics (same link as ), but i wanted to highlight:
During Livnat's talk, a question was raised wrt SUSE support.
Asking for more details, we got ~"I'm running oVirt in testing and RHEV
in production. with 200 SUSE 10/11 servers. I just want the guest-agent
to have their ip address in the gui".
So first of all, good to know SUSE runs as a guest without issues.
Also, the guest-agent itself is just a python script that should just
work. Just some packaging is required, so we're looking to revamp this
, and hope some SUSE users will help us with
closing and testing this one.
In related SUSE news, I just saw this posted "After looking into oVirt
it looks absolutely fantastic. Might look into seeing if I can help with
porting this to openSUSE. What kind of work is involved in the porting
of the application like this?"
Leonardo from the Eldorado research center in Brazil gave a lecture on
their work to add PPC support to oVirt. Paul Mackerras (KVM PPC
developer) from IBM and Alexenader Graf attended and gave a lot of
feedback, and potential interest from other PPC vendors, which should be
hopefully mostly config level changes.
Keele university presented their path to oVirt. Always nice to hear how
our project is used, and we actually asked them a lot of questions on
why/how they use it the way they do. They also did a case study with
Dave Neary, which i hope to see more from oVirt community members.
Also, always nice to hear: in an irc chat on #ovirt: "I looked at ovirt
about 4 months ago and when I came back a few days ago I was blown away
at how far it had come! The devs have done an awesome job".
All KVM Forum/oVirt sessions slides (and youtube's) should be available
 oVirt Updates session by Itamar Heim