[Users] so, what do you want next in oVirt?

Joop van de Wege jvdwege at xs4all.nl
Wed Aug 21 02:40:38 EDT 2013

Itamar Heim <iheim at redhat.com> wrote:
>earlier in the year we did a survey for feature requests / improvements
>/ etc.
>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[1] I've listed my understanding of what already went in from 
>previous survey requests (to various degrees of coverage).
>    Itamar
>[1] from the top 12
>V Allow disk resize
>V Integrate Nagios/Zabbix monitoring - via a ui plugin
>V Highly Available engine - via hosted engine[2]
>V Open vSwitch integration - via neutron integration
>X Allow cloning VMs without template
>? Enable hypervisor upgrade/updates through engine[3]
>V Allow engine on an oVirt hosted VM - via hosted engine[2]
>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
>   bandwidth[4]
>X Integrate scheduling of snapshots and VM export for backups in
>   engine[5]
>V Spice – support Google Chrome - via mime based launch
>Other items mentioned in previous survey which should be covered by
>- 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
>   time
>- 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[6]
>- 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
>   launch)
>[2] hosted engine is in active development, but not released yet.
>[3] host update is supported, but not for general yum update.
>[4] a lot of improvements were done in this space, but i'm not sure if
>     they cover this exact use case
>[5] backup api is now being pushed to master, and orchestration of
>     backups should probably happen via 3rd part backup vendors?
>[6] I'm not sure packaging exists yet, but ubuntu is covered for the
>     basic functionality of the guest agent.
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What I would like to see in the next version is pxe boot of the nodes. Probably not easy to achieve because of dependency on dhcp. 

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