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From Rene Moser <m...@renemoser.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Replacing the VR
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:47:29 GMT
Hi

On 09/12/2016 10:20 PM, Will Stevens wrote:
> *Disclaimer:* This is a thought experiment and should be treated as such.
> Please weigh in with the good and bad of this idea...
> 
> A couple of us have been discussing the idea of potentially replacing the
> ACS VR with the VyOS [1] (Open Source Vyatta VM).  There may be a license
> issue because I think it is licensed under GPL, but for the sake of
> discussion, let's assume we can overcome any license issues.

VyOS is Debian based, much like the current VR. As long as it is not
shipped with CloudStack, all fine.

> I have spent some time recently with the VyOS and I have to admit, I was
> pretty impressed.  It is simple and intuitive and it gives you a lot more
> options for auditing the configuration etc...

I had the same "crazy" thoughts when I heard about VyOS the first time.

When I looked at VyOS, the release cycle were not very frequent and the
current stable release is still based on Debian 6 (EOL [1] since 02.16)

However to me, it doesn't matter if it's VyOS or CloudLinux, or another
solution.

The question is more like what is wrong with the current VR and how can
we make the VR great again. Things I would like to see:

- VR must have a "clean", programmable, documented, API, supporting
batch processing.
- VR must be rock solid (minimal shell) state of the art, up to date,
but small (Only contain things CloudStack needs, not more)
- VR must be scale well (...) and support stateful HA
- VR must be easy to upgrade (security) without downtimes.

Christmas is soon... ;)

René

[1] https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160212


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