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From "Marcus Sorensen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-8339) Allow non-root credentials for adding KVM hypervisor
Date Mon, 25 May 2015 06:05:17 GMT


Marcus Sorensen commented on CLOUDSTACK-8339:

On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 8:46 PM, ASF GitHub Bot (JIRA) <>

The agent redesign has been discussed back and forth over the years. At one
point people were talking about rewriting it in python. I'm not entirely
against such efforts, but I never got a response that gave a good reason
for doing it other than thinking it might invite more developers.

Having worked on KVM over the last 3 years, I've seen a lot of sweat and
tears go into handling odd corner cases and various pitfalls (libvirt bugs,
etc) that I fear may need to happen again for a redesign/rewrite. There are
also a lot of features that have been added by various parties who may not
be interested in reimplementing them without a good reason, and we may not
have expertise or time to do it without them. Last, I know of a small
handful of third parties who have vendor plugins on the agent side to
support their products, they may not be excited about us breaking their
cloudstack support without good reason.

My biggest complaint with the agent has not really been to do with
functionality, it works fairly well, but with the organization of code.
There's been a lot of work to improve this recently. Perhaps this is the
wrong venue, but I'd be interested at some point to hear what other issues
people are wanting to address.

> Allow non-root credentials for adding KVM hypervisor
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-8339
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: KVM
>    Affects Versions: 4.5.0
>            Reporter: Marcus Sorensen
>            Assignee: Marcus Sorensen
>             Fix For: 4.6.0
> Users prefer to not provide root ssh just to run the hypervisor add from the UI. Testing
a fix.

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