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Re: [Xen-users] Graphical virtualisation management system

To: XEN Mailing List <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Freddie Cash <fjwcash@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Graphical virtualisation management system
From: jd <jdsw2002@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:59:00 -0700 (PDT)
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Thanks for sharing your views. 

> So far, I've looked at:
>   * Convirture 2.0 which looks pretty, but doesn't
> work with iSCSI,
> and the docs are all horribly out-of-date making it very
> hard to
> troubleshoot;

ConVirt 2.0 does support iscsi. Also, could you point out "out of date" 
documentation.  We would like to fix this pronto.


--- On Thu, 6/24/10, Freddie Cash <fjwcash@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Freddie Cash <fjwcash@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [Xen-users] Graphical virtualisation management system
> To: "XEN Mailing List" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:32 AM
> What is everyone using to manage
> their virtualisation setup?  Anyone
> using a pre-packaged management system like ConVirt,
> oVirt,
> Virt-Manager, etc?  Everyone rolling their own
> management scripts?
> Something else?
> Right now, we're using our home-grown kvmctl script (as
> seen in the
> KVM wiki) to manage KVM-based VMs on Debian and Ubuntu
> Server.  It's
> working ok, but limited to a single host, so there's no
> redundancy or
> shared storage or migration possible in our current setup.
> We want to move to a multi-tiered, SAN-based virtualisation
> setup, but
> can't find a VM management tool that handles both KVM and
> Xen (we have
> some old Opteron hardware that doesn't support SVM), and
> does not
> require Linux from end-to-end.  For example, we want
> to run FreeBSD +
> ZFS on our storage servers, exporting storage via iSCSI (or
> NFS).  We
> want to run a minimal Debian/Ubuntu install on the VM hosts
> (just to
> boot and run the management agents), with all of the VMs
> getting their
> storage via iSCSI.  With a separate box acting as the
> management
> system.  Preferably with a web-based management GUI,
> but that's more
> of an "nice to have" than a hard requirement.
> >From the research I've done into the VM management
> systems available
> for KVM/Xen, either Linux is required on every host
> (including the
> storage servers), or they don't support iSCSI (or
> off-server shared
> storage of any kind), or they require an X server
> installed, or they
> only support one of Xen/KVM, or they are geared toward
> managing a
> single server (desktop).
> So, if you have a setup similar to above (multiple physical
> servers,
> separate storage, etc), what are you using to manage
> it?  Is it free,
> open-source, shareware, pay-ware, proprietary, abandonware,
> something
> else?
> So far, I've looked at:
>   * Convirture 2.0 which looks pretty, but doesn't
> work with iSCSI,
> and the docs are all horribly out-of-date making it very
> hard to
> troubleshoot;
>   * oVirt which requires Fedora/CentOS/RedHat on
> everything;
>   * virt-manager which requires X and seems to be more
> desktop-oriented;
>   * ProxMox which doesn't support Xen.
> What else is available?  Where else should I be
> looking?
> Any suggestions on what to look at greatly
> appreciated.  Any
> suggestions on how to improve our setup also greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Freddie Cash
> fjwcash@xxxxxxxxx
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