[Users] so, what do you want next in oVirt?
iheim at redhat.com
Tue Aug 20 17:19:16 EDT 2013
earlier in the year we did a survey for feature requests / improvements
since a lot of things were added, and priorities usually change, I'd
like to ask again for "what do you need the most from oVirt / what are
your pain points" next?
below I've listed my understanding of what already went in from
previous survey requests (to various degrees of coverage).
 from the top 12
V Allow disk resize
V Integrate Nagios/Zabbix monitoring - via a ui plugin
V Highly Available engine - via hosted engine
V Open vSwitch integration - via neutron integration
X Allow cloning VMs without template
? Enable hypervisor upgrade/updates through engine
V Allow engine on an oVirt hosted VM - via hosted engine
V Enable guest configuration (root password, SSH keys, network) via
guest agent in engine - via cloud-init
X Integrate v2v into engine
? Bond/extend ovirtmgmt with a second network for HA/increased
X Integrate scheduling of snapshots and VM export for backups in
V Spice – support Google Chrome - via mime based launch
Other items mentioned in previous survey which should be covered by now:
- Fix timeout when adding local host during all-in-one configuration
- Fix engine set-up when SELinux is disabled
- Provide packages for el6 (CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
- Allow multiple VMs to be deployed from the same template at the same
- ISO domains on local/GlusterS
- Show IP addresses in Virtual Machines->Network Interfaces
- OpenStack Quantum support (now called Neutron)
- noVNC support
- Support spice.html5 and websocket proxy
- Add other guest OSes to list
- Port oVirt guest agent to Ubuntu
- SLA - Allow resource time-sharing
- Spice - Mac client (via mime based launch)
- Spice - port XPI plug-in to Windows (not sure this will happen, but
mime based launch allows using firefox now)
- Spice - client for Ubuntu/Debian (should be covered via mime based
 hosted engine is in active development, but not released yet.
 host update is supported, but not for general yum update.
 a lot of improvements were done in this space, but i'm not sure if
they cover this exact use case
 backup api is now being pushed to master, and orchestration of
backups should probably happen via 3rd part backup vendors?
 I'm not sure packaging exists yet, but ubuntu is covered for the
basic functionality of the guest agent.
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