----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan Stratton" <nathan(a)robotics.net>
To: "Andrew Cathrow" <acathrow(a)redhat.com>
Cc: "arch" <arch(a)ovirt.org>, "Users" <users(a)ovirt.org>,
"board" <board(a)ovirt.org>, "Dave Neary"
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:57:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Users] What are you looking for from oVirt?
On Wed, 13 Jun 2012, Andrew Cathrow wrote:
> What does your deployment look like - it's be great to understand
> how you're using it - eg. Linux guests only, Windows, size of
> deployment - do your users use poweruser portal etc.
I have 2 deployments I am working on with two different companies.
The first is two clusters (SJC and NYC) each with 20 boxes PXEBooted
a backend NetApp. All guests are Linux (Centos, RHEL, and Fedora).
the unique things with the clusters is they use read only linux and
The 2nd is still in design stage, but is starting out with 3 clusters
(East / West US and Europe) each with 20 boxes. Each server is based
white label Xeon E5-2687W, 128GB RAM, 10GBase-T, and 12 SATA disks on
hardware RAID 6 controller. This is also going to use shared NFS read
root with PXEBoot from NetApps.
I have been running GlusterFS on and off for 5 years and are looking
running GlusterFS on all the raw 300TB RAID6 in each server. Each
will be a brick, two servers with distribute for redundancy, 10
distribute pairs then will be unified. I have been trying to use this
raw image store for years, but its just not ready, so we will use
for that, however GlusterFS will be very handy for tier 2 bulk
> GlusterFS and Quantum are certainly in the works, but in a separate
> thread I'd love to hear feedback on the API what the
> issues/enhancements are.
> Would you be able to post some initial comments on that?
APIs are great today on the backend, we are looking at the ability to
modify the front end so we can tie it into our portal allowing users
manage their VMs seamless with the other services we offer.
So are you looking to extend the power user portal or something more?