[ovirt-devel] UI Plugin to Upload ISO Files

Michal Skrivanek mskrivan at redhat.com
Mon Dec 15 15:50:21 UTC 2014

On Dec 14, 2014, at 22:47 , Alon Bar-Lev <alonbl at redhat.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Itamar Heim" <iheim at redhat.com>
>> To: "Lucas Vandroux" <lucas.vandroux at eayun.com>, "devel" <devel at ovirt.org>, "潘礼洋" <liyang.pan at eayun.com>, "李建盛"
>> <jiansheng.li at eayun.com>
>> Cc: "Michal Skrivanek" <mskrivan at redhat.com>, "Scott Herold" <sherold at redhat.com>, "Allon Mureinik"
>> <amureini at redhat.com>, "Federico Simoncelli" <fsimonce at redhat.com>, "Barak Azulay" <bazulay at redhat.com>, "Brian
>> Proffitt" <bproffit at redhat.com>, "Alon Bar-Lev" <alonbl at redhat.com>
>> Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:35:40 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ovirt-devel] UI Plugin to Upload ISO Files
>> On 12/12/2014 05:15 AM, Lucas Vandroux wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I'm actually working to create a custom user interface plugin for oVirt
>>> web administration application to let user upload iso files.
>>> I'm in the very first stage of the project. I'm planning to use
>>> angularjs with the ng-flow module <https://github.com/flowjs/ng-flow> on
>>> the client-side and a java servlet using the ovirt-iso-uploader
>>> <http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_engine_tools#ovirt-iso-uploader> engine tool
>>> on the server-side.
>>> All my code is going to be on Github in the following repository :
>>> iso-uploader-plugin
>>> <https://github.com/ovirt-china/iso-uploader-plugin>. You can also check
>>> a more detailed version of the specifications on my wiki
>>> <https://github.com/ovirt-china/iso-uploader-plugin/wiki/Specifications>.
>>> I'm writing to you guys to know if there is a way for us to collaborate
>>> as you may also want to develop something like this to be integrated in
>>> the oVirt Engine.
>>> Best regards,
>>> - Lucas Vandroux (冯凯)
>> looks very nice.
>> This is actually very interesting (and requested by multiple folks) but
>> i'd like to see if we should focus on the more simple "upload iso's" or
>> it doing more than just upload ISO's, but also VMs.
>> for the latter, architecture would probably be a servlet[1] on the
>> engine and stream to vdsm to write to storage, so both vm disks and/or
>> iso's could be uploaded/downloaded.
> using ssh and/or nfs to send artifacts to hosts is something we should avoid so using iso/image uploader tools are not a solution.
> vdsm should support uploading images using its own protocol based on the authentication between engine and vdsm, is it already?

nope, we don't

> this should be a core feature not an add-on within the current monolithic implementation, as there is no access to vdsm interaction from any of the interfaces.

well, since we have this feature in the plan for a long time and didn't get to it then a UI plugin would be nice.
Currently the only way to upload "stuff" is using ovirt-iso-uploader.


> Alon

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