[ovirt-users] newbee questions

Dan Kenigsberg danken at redhat.com
Wed May 14 09:45:00 UTC 2014

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 08:43:40AM +0200, John Smith wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 1:45 AM, Itamar Heim <iheim at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 05/13/2014 05:22 AM, Sven Kieske wrote:
> >>
> >> Am 13.05.2014 11:12, schrieb Dan Kenigsberg:
> >>>
> >>> If you are planning to run only a couple of VMs on a single laptop,
> >>> going to basics and using qemu/libvirt directly, or gnome-boxes, would
> >>> make sense.
> >>>
> >>> If you plan to manage a multitude of hosts, then the benefits of oVirt
> >>> comes to play.
> >>
> >>
> >> In the long run, it would be a huge achievement to utilize ovirt
> >> even for little vm workloads, especially if you want to compete
> >> with vmware.
> >>
> >> I know "one size never fits all" but I guess ovirt could very well
> >> be improved for single host management as well.
> >>
> >
> > single host management is not the same as roaming laptop with wireless...
> > all-in-one and hosted engine should provide a decent solution for single
> > host management - what are the gaps?
> >
> For what it's worth: my system is not a roaming laptop. it's a fairly
> big desktop system that has a wireless interface. so in my case i
> think we might still be talking about 'single host management'. The
> reason i have wireless adapters in my desktops as well is because i
> couldnt easily wire the entire house. Perhaps these days, this is not
> such an uncommon configuration as you might think, and wireless is no
> longer only common in portable or laptop systems but in desktops as
> well.
> Anyway, I just wanted to try out this enterprise grade/level
> virtualization stack on a single node, just to see how it works and
> where the good/bad points are. Other people might want to try this for
> similar purposes, kick the tires a bit before a full blown formal
> multi host pilot is attempted. The 'All-In-One' installation/setup is
> meant to address that; i was hoping it would be a good fit for me as
> well.

I still hope that it would, despite the need to tweak and hack it a bit,
and we'd be here to help.

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