Submitting Kimchi project as an oVirt incubator project

Livnat Peer lpeer at
Mon Jul 29 12:19:27 UTC 2013

On 07/26/2013 06:59 AM, Itamar Heim wrote:
> On 07/24/2013 06:22 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Kimchi is a web-based management tool meant as an entry level tool for
>> interacting with KVM.  It compliments oVirt well allowing the project to
>> provide both a starting point for virtualization that can expand to a
>> large enterprise environment.
>> We believe that Kimchi will benefit by being part of the oVirt umbrella
>> as we can work together to make the interfaces consistent with the oVirt
>> UI and integrate with ovirt-node to provide a complete stand alone
>> virtualization experience for an end-user.
> hi Anthony,
> I think it will be great to compliment the ovirt solution.
> Is the idea to try and match the user portal/power user portal look and
> feel / style?
> I think its important to try and make it feel its coming from the same
> family.
> we'll VMs and templates be portable from one to the other (via ovf?
> something else?)

I think it is a nice idea.
A way I see such an integration happening is by being able to export a
VM in oVirt into an ova file (OVF and the images) and then being able to
import this file into Kimchi, and of course the other way around.

An interesting point to note here is that oVirt and Kimchi should be
aligned on the OVF format they use (OVF is supposedly standard but
de-facto it is not exactly so).

I could see myself using the above functionality :)

> show list of VMs from a remote ovirt-engine as well?
> do i understand correctly its a simplified web based "virt-manager", or
> 'server oriented' boxes, or am i missing something?
> (say, what's the envisioned roadmap of development for features?)
> Thanks,
>    Itamar
>> More information about Kimchi is available at:
>> Let me know if there is additional information I can provide about the
>> project.
>> Regards,
>> Anthony Liguori
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