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From: "Sharad Mishra" <snmishra(a)linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:09:23 PM
Subject: [Users] Trying to understand oVirt terminology.
While reading oVirt Wiki and other related docs, I came across
terms that meant the same thing (at least to me). Please take a look
and let me know where I am wrong.
1) Difference between RHEV and oVirt node - oVirt node has VDSM and
libvirt whereas RHEV only has libvirt.
For terminology and architecture oVirt == RHEV.
RHEV is a downstream product offering of oVirt.
Later we'd expect to see other downstream offerings based off oVirt.
RHEV users VDSM (which uses libvirt) in the same way that oVirt uses VDSM.
2) 'RHEV-M server' is same as 'oVirt Engine Mgmt
Server' is same as
3) 'oVirt API' is same as 'REST API' is same as 'RHEV-M API'
same as 'oVirt Engine API'.
4) 'Host Agent' is same as VDSM
5) 'oVirt Node API' is same as VDSM API.
Question ) Guest Agent is running on VM. How does it get installed
for RHEL guests it's part of the RHEL distribution (shipped on RHN for RHEL5&6)
for other distros it's packaged in other ways.
eg. we have the guest agent for Fedora packaged in our nightly builds.
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