[ovirt-users] newbee questions

Itamar Heim iheim at redhat.com
Wed May 14 11:01:23 UTC 2014

On 05/14/2014 05:45 AM, Dan Kenigsberg wrote:
> 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.

to play with it, in an environment that works with wireless, the 
ovirt-live (usb boot) would work. but it will evaporate on power down...

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