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From Tejas Sheth <tshet...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: cloudstack and vmware production?
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:47:48 GMT
Thanks for the confirmation guyz,

   I will go with 4.5.1 as deployment.

Yes, We are going to use Distributed vSwitchs.

Thanks,
Tejas

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 2:55 PM, Timothy Lothering <
tlothering@datacentrix.co.za> wrote:

> Hi Tejas,
>
> I second the below, If you can wait for 4.5.2, then do. 4.3 has been great
> but there have been several enhancements in 4.5.
>
> If you need to deploy now, then go with 4.5.1. You can do in-place
> upgrades to 4.5.2. 4.3 --> 4.5 is a much larger upgrade and involves DB
> version upgrades etc.
>
> Also, are you planning on using Distributed vSwitches?
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Timothy Lothering
> Timothy Lothering
> Solutions Architect
> Managed Services
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Remi Bergsma [mailto:RBergsma@schubergphilis.com]
> Sent: Saturday, 08 August 2015 1:01 PM
> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> Subject: RE: cloudstack and vmware production?
>
> Hi Tejas,
>
> I wouldn't recommend using 4.3.x for a new deployment. Even 4.4.x has been
> superseded by ACS 4.5. In fact, 4.5.2 will be released soon. A RC is
> expected in about a week and since some of us already run this in
> production, I think we can release it soon. If you still want to use 4.4,
> go for 4.4.4 (the latest release of 4.4). At work we run this in production
> and it is great. Although we're working towards upgrading to newer
> versions. Long story short: if you start, get the newest version that gets
> a lot of attention and is still maintained. Right now, this is 4.5.x.
>
> You can get 4.5.1 here:
> http://cloudstack.apt-get.eu/centos/4.5/
>
> This is what will be 4.5.2 soon:
> http://jenkins.buildacloud.org/view/4.5/job/package-rhel63-4.5/
>
> If you encounter problems, let us know on dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>
> Regards,
> Remi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tejas Sheth [mailto:tsheth.p@gmail.com]
> Sent: zaterdag 8 augustus 2015 11:11
> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> Subject: Re: cloudstack and vmware production?
>
> Thanks Remi.
>
> Hi Timothy,
>
>   I would kink to know more of your VMware setup.
>    1) Are you using CS 4.3.1 or 4.4.1.
>    2) Have you faced any integration related issues in your VMware setup
> with CS?
>    3) Are you using NFS or iSCSI as primary storage in VMware vsphere?
>    4) are you using advanced networking?
>
> Thanks
> Tejas
>
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Timothy Lothering <
> tlothering@datacentrix.co.za> wrote:
>
> > Hello Remi,
> >
> > We use VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 (March 2015 Build), not NSX, we use DVS and
> SVS.
> > Works like a charm. I also recommend you use VMXNET3  & SCSI
> > Controllers on your OS Templates.
> >
> > One downside of VMware vs XenServer 6.2 (We run both), VMware takes
> > around 20min to deploy a 100GB VM, CXS takes about 5 min.
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> >
> > Timothy Lothering
> > Timothy Lothering
> > Solutions Architect
> > Managed Services
> >
> > T: +27877415535
> > F: +27877415100
> > C: +27824904099
> > E: tlothering@datacentrix.co.za
> >
> >
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tejas Sheth [mailto:tsheth.p@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, 08 August 2015 10:06 AM
> > To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: cloudstack and vmware production?
> >
> > Hello Remi,
> >
> > Anyway VMware hypervisor is a business decision. but I will definitely
> > look in to KVM based nested hypervisor too.
> >
> >   What is your qemu version?
> >   Have you tried vmware esxi as nested hypervisor?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tejas
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Remi Bergsma
> > <RBergsma@schubergphilis.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Tejas,
> > >
> > > We do nested virtualization on KVM (based on CentOS 7.1). Never
> > > tried Hyper-v, but all other hypervisors work fine nested on KVM.
> > >
> > > Regards, Remi
> > >
> > > > On 08 Aug 2015, at 09:32, Tejas Sheth <tsheth.p@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I am a big fan of kvm and xenserver too.
> > > > In our requirement few account requires nested virtualization
> > > > (hyper-v)
> > > for
> > > > lab setup. Which need to be provisioned from cloudstack. Thats The
> > > > reason behind vmware hypervisor.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Tejas
> > > >> On Aug 8, 2015 12:37 PM, "Remi Bergsma"
> > > >> <RBergsma@schubergphilis.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> Hi,
> > > >>
> > > >> I can only comment on the NSX part, as we do not use VMware as a
> > > >> hypervisor in production.
> > > >>
> > > >> NSX-mh is well supported, we run 1000s of VMs on KVM/XenServer
> > > >> with NSX since 2012 and it rocks. VMware NSX-vsphere is not
> > > >> supported, this is a different product.
> > > >>
> > > >> May I ask why you didn't consider KVM or XenServer? Many people
> > > >> in the community use this so getting help should be easy.
> > > >>
> > > >> But VMware as a hypervisor is supported. Maybe someone that runs
> > > >> this
> > > can
> > > >> share some thoughts/tips?
> > > >>
> > > >> Regards, Remi
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>> On 08 Aug 2015, at 08:44, Tejas Sheth <tsheth.p@gmail.com>
wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Hello,
> > > >>>
> > > >>> We are planing to deploy cloudstack in production with VMware
> > > >>> and cloudstack in large scale production environment (100+
> > > >>> accounts with
> > > 200+
> > > >>> VMS) with advanced networking .
> > > >>>
> > > >>> We have evaluated multiple hypervisor and we have finalized
> > > >>> VMware vsphere as hypervisor layer. I have following queries
> > > >>> regarding
> > > >> stability.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> 1) which vmware version and cloudstack version is integrates and
> > > >>> maintains stability
> > > >>>
> > > >>> 2) does anyone has tested VMware NSX with cloudstack?
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Really appreciate your advice in advance.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Thanks,
> > > >>> Tejas
> > > >>
> > >
> >
>

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