[Users] [vdsm] [QE] oVirt 3.3.2 beta status

Itamar Heim iheim at redhat.com
Thu Nov 28 10:41:25 UTC 2013

On 11/28/2013 12:31 PM, Sven Kieske wrote:
> Am 28.11.2013 11:10, schrieb Michal Skrivanek:
>> [resent, accidentally took out the list]
>> On Nov 28, 2013, at 08:30 , Itamar Heim <iheim at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> On 11/27/2013 05:42 PM, Michal Skrivanek wrote:
>>>>> virt	1029885	cloud-init testcase does not work in engine 3.3.1
>>>> this is about current CentOS containing a quite dated version of cloud-init. There's little we can do except encourage people to build/use 0.7.2+
>>>> Awaiting reporter's feedback
>>> as rhel 6.5 GA'd and has these properly, shouldn't be an issue, and should be in CentOS 6.5 as well.
>> Yes, but this still leaves older guests without a solution. Maybe we should really push for virt-sysprep as it is much more mature in sense of legacy compatibility, nothing extra needed inside the guest. At least a simple passthrough of some basic stuff (we have only a basic stuff in cloud-init anyway).
>> It's slightly different approcha than cloud-init, but may be really worth it even long term...
> Well, I reported the cloud-init bug.
> atm I write a helper script to parse the cloud-init data myself.
> virt-sysprep cannot set IP-Information beside the MAC out of the box,
> so this is also no solution.
> I feel like there must be made some huge efforts to be able to automate
> vm deployment.
> I can't believe I'm the only one who needs this features.
> how do you deploy vms? set everything up by hand? do you always
> install $latest_OS_version with selfcompiled software?

I expect most use dhcp for ip management, rather than allocate them. or 
provision from tools like foreman, that orchestrate the mac/ip 
association for the provisioned vm.

cloud-init solves other interesting problems as well, like setting the 
ssh key for root access.

> that's not always possible, especially for production environments.
> See also my other mail regarding IPv6 Support in Cloud-Init and
> no proper static networking support.

for el6 guests, i think using cloud-init based on the rhel 6.5 versions 
should work now?

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