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From Rohit Yadav <rohit.ya...@shapeblue.com>
Subject Re: [UPDATE] Debian 9 "stretch" systemvmtemplate for master
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:06:44 GMT
All,

Thanks for your feedback.

We're reaching close to completion now. All smoketests are now passing on KVM, XenServer and
VMWare now. There are however few intermittent failures on VMware being looked into. The rVR
smoketests failures on VMware have been fixed as well.

The systemvmtemplate build has been now been migrated to packer, making it easier for anyone
to build systemvm templates. Overall, VRs are now 2x to 3x faster, lighter (reduced disk size
by 1.2GB), requiring no reboot after patching, improved systemvm python code, strongswan provided
vpn/ipsec is more robust along with rVR functionality on kvm and xenserver, with good support
for vmware (still needs further improvements). Overall, the PR2211 also aims to stabilize
master branch. The outstanding task is to improve some tests to avoid env introduced failures
and update the sql/db upgrade path which is on going.

Given the current state, and smoketests passing, I would like to request for your comments
and reviews on pull request 2211: https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/2211


Regards.
________________________________
From: Wido den Hollander <wido@widodh.nl>
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:32:24 AM
To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org; Rohit Yadav
Cc: users@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: Re: [UPDATE] Debian 9 "stretch" systemvmtemplate for master

Awesome work!

More replies below

On 12/08/2017 03:58 PM, Rohit Yadav wrote:
> All,
>
>
> Our effort to move to Debian9 systemvmtemplate seems to be soon coming to conclusion,
the following high-level goals have been achieved so far:
>
>
> - Several infra improvements such as faster patching (no reboots on patching), smaller
setup/patch scripts and even smaller cloud-early-config, old file cleanups and directory/filesystem
refactorings
>
> - Tested and boots/runs on KVM, VMware, XenServer and HyperV (thanks to Paul for hyperv)
>
> - Boots, patches, runs systemvm/VR in about 10s (tested with KVM/XenServer and NFS+SSDs)
with faster console-proxy (cloud) service launch
>
> - Disk size reduced to 2GB from the previous 3+GB with still bigger /var/log partition
>
> - Migration to systemd based cloud-early-config, cloud services etc (thanks Wido!)
>
> - Strongswan provided vpn/ipsec improvements (ports based on work from Will/Syed)
>
> - Several fixes to redundant virtual routers and scripts for VPC (ports from Remi json/gzip
PR and additional fixes/improvements to execute update_config faster)
>
> - Packages installation improvements (thanks to Rene for review)
>
> - Several integration test fixes -- all smoke tests passing on KVM and most on XenServer,
work on fixing VMware test failures is on-going
>
> - Several UI/UX improvements and systemvm python codebase linting/unit tests added to
Travis
>
>
> Here's the pull request:
>
> https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/2211
>
>
> I've temporarily hosted the templates here:
>
> http://hydra.yadav.xyz/debian9/
>
>
> Outstanding tasks/issues:
>
> - Should we skip rVR related tests for VMware noting a reference to a jira ticket to
renable them once the feature is support for VMware?
>
> - Fix intermittent failures for XenServer and test failures on VMware
>
> - Misc issues and items (full checklist available on the PR)
>
> - Review and additional test effort from community
>
>
> After your due review, if we're able to show that the test results are on par with the
previous 4.9.2.0/4.9.3.0 smoke test results (i.e. most are passing) on XenServer, KVM, and
VMware I would proceed with merging the PR by end of this month. Thoughts, comments?
>

We might want to look/verify that this works:

- Running with VirtIO-SCSI under KVM (allows disk trimming)
- Make sure the Qemu Guest Agent works

If those two things work we can keep the footprint of the SSVM rather small.

Wido

>
> Regards.
>
> rohit.yadav@shapeblue.com
> www.shapeblue.com<http://www.shapeblue.com>
> 53 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London  WC2N 4HSUK
> @shapeblue
>
>
>
>

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