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On 04/19/2012 12:12 PM, Mike Burns wrote:
I'm adding hardware for jenkins to the agenda for the weekly
meeting next week.
So we're a bit stuck in a circle, because our current hosting for
Jenkins is sub-par due to AIUI EC2 not being the best environment for
continuous integration testing. I'd like to bring more on-par
resources from Red Hat, but so far the ones we have gotten access to
live inside of the private network. I don't yet see anything becoming
available from Red Hat for external usage until after June 2012.
I wouldn't be surprised if that situation were similar with other
people and their supporting organizations or other private hosting
situation. External hosting is sometimes more precious than internal labs.
I was wondering if it is worth it for the short-term to do CI runs on
internal networks and publish just the results externally?
Functionally this is the same for some people, but for anyone who
wants to help with Infrastructure, it's a closed door. (There may be
other considerations to having Jenkins internally that I'm not aware of.)
But it might be worth doing for a short period - six months? - to get
us what we need on the development side. Itamar reports to me that
performance with the EC2 hosts is 3x slower than what they get in
their lab. That's a lot of wasted CI time.
Of course, Infrastructure supporting that idea means that if anyone
has private machines they want to use as Jenkins hosts, we'd want to
hook them up with the same situation (somehow.)
Ideally, we'll get more hosts provided by community members and
supporters, but currently we don't have that. I would want to set a
target end-date to return Jenkins et al to external-only hosting so
the Infrastructure team can be a full participant.
My original goal in setting up Infrastructure as fully open was based
on my experience in other projects, but those are already established
projects with donated hosting by many providers and none of them
started out with that much external hosting. Realistically, this may
be something we need to work toward.
What do all of you think?
BTW, if anyone knows KVM using hosting providers who want to support
oVirt development, getting us physical hosts and virtual machines
would be a *great* way to help. We can talk with the Board about
adding them to the sponsors page.
- - Karsten
name: Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Sr. Community Architect
team: Red Hat Community Architecture & Leadership
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