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From Alex Hitchins <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Windowsfication Of ACS
Date Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:20:15 GMT
Interesting, I like the installer idea although wonder if someone with the requisite skills
to manage a cloud will need an msi!

I do all my development on windows, so there is nothing major stopping this. I wonder if this
could be a useful project to aid in the refactoring of the code, even if just the startup

Something to think about. I'd be interested to look into performance comparisons between Java
on windows and Linux. Technically, there should be no difference I'd have thought.

> On 15 Feb 2014, at 17:57, "Alex Huang" <> wrote:
> I see this as that CS management server should run anywhere java runs.  However, I see
quite a few holes in this proposal.
> - Management server should never have mounted the NFS secondary storage.  We need to
fix that.  Please have a talk with Kelven about this.  I don't see us adding Samba to any
machine that runs the management server.  If this is just about seeding the system template,
it can be done as part of installation rather than management server.
> - If I truly think about Windowsification, I think windows installer, windows service,
opening ports in windows firewall.  I don't see any of that here.  Or else it's useless for
windows people.
>    - For java, most people write a windows service that launches the jvm and keeps track
of the jvm.
> - There's a number of things that CloudStack management server does today at startup
that should not be there and those are what complicates the windowfication.   These things
should be moved out of the management server and into installation.  What should be inside
the management server startup procedure should be checks, rather than generations.  It should
check for ssh key exists and the database version matches etc but it should not do the following.
>    - Upgrade of the database
>    - ssh key generation
>    - iso generation.
> --Alex
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Damoder Reddy []
>> Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:57 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: [PROPOSAL] Windowsfication Of ACS
>> Hi,
>> The current ACS management server runs only on linux based operating
>> systems.
>> Though it runs on windows under Cygwin terminal with some effort, I'd like
>> to introduce this feature to make sure that the management server runs on
>> windows without any dependencies on Cygwin etc.
>> The Jira Ticket :
>> FS :
>> dowsfication
>> Feedback/comments are welcome.
>> Thanks & Regards
>> Damodar/
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