Approximately a year ago we discovered Kimchi and immediately tested it
on FC23 since that was one of the distro's supported.
The workgroups were very happy with having a browser GUI, and the sysop
guys love that they can still work on virsh with the command line along
with all their ansible scripts.
So last fall we put it into production with U16.4 LTS (kimchi 2.3.0)
since that was available at the time and it had newer qemu/libvirt than
We see that currently you moved on to kimchi/wok/ginger with 2.3.1 but
the .deb was targeted to U16.10. Fortunately, it install fine on 16.04
but we are little worried that when 17.04 comes out, the compatibility
with LTS will go away.
What is your distro support strategy?
Obviously with migration and the fact that libvirt is relatively stable,
bringing up newer hosts is not that hard but it does seem to be a little
unecessary and we would prefer to stick with a longer term distro,
though swapping out every 2 year (i.e. U18.4 LTS) would certainly be fine.
We are agnostic as to Ubuntu/Redhat but in this case Ubuntu had the
newer tools and we actually noticed that things like storage migration
worked better on Ubuntu 16 vs FC23 because of that.
Thank you for your efforts either way.