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From Robert Schweikert <rjsch...@suse.com>
Subject Re: CloudStack 4.0 KVM system requirements
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:13:49 GMT
On 08/06/2012 12:59 PM, Wido den Hollander wrote:
>
>
> On 08/06/2012 03:47 PM, Robert Schweikert wrote:
>> On 08/06/2012 09:32 AM, David Nalley wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:39 AM, Wido den Hollander <wido@widodh.nl>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 08/02/2012 10:50 PM, Kevin Kluge wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So I think it's important to realize that the actual release
is a
>>>>>>> source release. That makes the question (at least in my mind)
what
>>>>>>> platforms will we build convenience binaries for, as I suspect
>>>>>>> anyone
>>>>>>> who builds from source doesn't really care about our concepts
of
>>>>>>> 'supported platforms'. The better question to define in my mind
is
>>>>>>> what versions of required libraries need to be there. (and perhaps
>>>>>>> secondarily, will it work elsewhere - for instance the existing
>>>>>>> Ubuntu
>>>>>>> 10.04 KVM support doesn't include snapshot capabilities IIRC).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I agree with you. I just want to make it easier for users. If you
>>>>>> say you
>>>>>> need
>>>>>> at least libvirt X.X.X and Qemu X.X.X with kernel Y.Y.Y it could
>>>>>> confuse
>>>>>> people.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If we say we support:
>>>>>> * Ubuntu 12.04
>>>>>> * CentOS 6.2 / 6.3
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But also mention which libraries we require, we should be safe?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Yeah, exactly.  Most CloudStack users will not build from source,
>>>>> and they
>>>>> rationally expect some statement of Linux distro (for KVM) that is
>>>>> required.
>>>>> They just need to know what ISOs they can boot the hypervisor host
>>>>> from and
>>>>> expect CloudStack to manage the host.
>>>>>
>>>>> For Ubuntu, I'd personally be fine with only supporting 12.04, but
>>>>> then we
>>>>> should have a procedure that tells people running CS 3.0.2 with
>>>>> ubuntu 10.04
>>>>> how to upgrade to CS 4.0 with Ubuntu 12.04 with minimal downtime.
>>>>> Same for
>>>>> RHEL/CentOS at 6.2+.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Can we conclude this with:
>>>>
>>>> Supported platforms for CloudStack 4.0 KVM HyperVisors:
>>>> - Ubuntu 12.04
>>>> - CentOS 6.2
>>>> - CentOS 6.3
>>>> - RHEL 6.2
>>>> - RHEL 6.3
>>>>
>>>> If people want to run on a different platform, we require:
>>>> - libvirt 0.9.4
>>>>
>>>> That is actually it, most of the heavy lifting is done by libvirt.
>>>>
>>>> The upgrade process for Hypervisors:
>>>> 1. Put in maintenance mode
>>>> 2. Make sure all instances are migrated away
>>>> 3. Upgrade the underlying Operating System
>>>> 4. Upgrade CloudStack Agent
>>>>
>>>> That should work.
>>>>
>>>> Wido
>>>
>>> No opensuse support?
>>
>> Please..... ;)
>>
>
> I'm not against OpenSUSE support. But I'll need some help.
>
> As far as I know OpenSUSE also uses RPM, doesn't it?

Yes,

> So it's a matter of
> making sure the spec file also supports OpenSUSE?

Yes, most of this should already be done, I have just never gotten 
around to merge my stuff back, :(

>
> What version of libvirt is there in OpenSUSE 12.1?

openSUSE 12.1: libvirt-0.9.6
openSUSE 12.2: libvirt-0.9.11  (to be released mid September)

Later,
Robert




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