libvirt or ovirt

Moran Goldboim mgoldboi at
Tue Feb 12 09:45:04 UTC 2013

On 02/12/2013 01:18 AM, Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden wrote:
> In the past we've talked about running libvirt or ovirt on alterway02.
> Now that we have the server access we should really decide. I want to
> reach an agreement before the next meeting (monday 18).
> First let's review the benefits of each. Feel free to add here.
> Benefits of libvirt:
> - Simple to set up
> - Uses little resources
> Benefits of ovirt:
> - Eating our own dogfood
> - Scales beter when we want to have multiple nodes / HA features
> - Has an extensive API
> Both have:
> - Good integration with foreman
> So libvirt would be a better choice if we want to set up fast, but may
> limit us in the longer run. Also may use fewer resources, but in the
> long run ovirt may allows us to build a bit of monitoring on top of the
> API.
> I'd like to get more benefits and/downsides of each solution so we can
> reach a conclusion fast.
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I personally find it hard to understand the base point here.
how do we intend other people to use oVirt - if we are saying it's too 
complicated/high-maintenance to use.
we aren't looking for the easiest way here, but the way we can make this 
project be better (on this aspect as well).
if we find issues let's tackle them and solve it, working our way around 
would bring no added value in the long term.


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