[ovirt-users] oVirt on a single server

Christophe TREFOIS christophe.trefois at uni.lu
Mon Sep 5 21:34:01 UTC 2016

So basically we need at least 2 nodes to enter the realm of testing and maintained?

If we’re talking pure oVirt here.


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> On 05 Sep 2016, at 16:31, Fernando Frediani <fernando.frediani at upx.com.br> wrote:
> Adding Kimchi to oVirt node perhaps may be the easiest option. It can be pretty useful for many situations and doesn't need such thing like mounting NFS in localhost.
> It is not nice to not have a All-in-One stable solution anymore as this can help with its adoption for later growth.
> oVirt-Cockpit looks nice and intresting.
> Fernando
> On 05/09/2016 05:18, Barak Korren wrote:
>> On 4 September 2016 at 23:45, zero four <zfnoctis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ...
>>> I understand and acknowledge that oVirt is not targeted towards homelab
>>> setups, or at least small homelab setups.  However I believe that having a
>>> solid configuration for such use cases would be a benefit to the project as
>>> a whole.
>> As others have already mentioned, using the full oVirt  with engine in
>> a single host scenario can work, but is not currently actively
>> maintained or tested.
>> There are other options originating from the oVirt community however.
>> One notable option is to use the Cockpit-oVirt plugin [1] which can
>> use VDSM to manage VMs on a single host.
>> Another option is to use the Kimchi project [2] for which discussion
>> for making it an oVirt project had taken part in the past [3]. It
>> seems that also some work for inclusion in oVirt node was also planned
>> at some point [4].
>> [1]: http://www.ovirt.org/develop/release-management/features/cockpit/
>> [2]: https://github.com/kimchi-project/kimchi
>> [3]: http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/board/2013-July/000921.html
>> [4]: http://www.ovirt.org/develop/release-management/features/node/kimchiplugin/
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