We should probably deliver some feedback to the Marc before we vote on this


On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 10:44 AM, Oved Ourfali <oourf...@redhat.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the proposal.
> We're excited to add Vagrant into oVirt's portfolio of SDKs and
> modules/providers!
> Starting with the v4 ruby SDK makes sense to me.
> CC-in some relevant guys to share their thoughts.
> Thanks!
> Oved
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM, Marc Young <3vilpeng...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Project Proposal - Vagrant Provider
>> A vagrant provider for oVirt v4
>> Abstract
>> This will be a provider plugin for the Vagrant suite that allows
>> command-line ease of virtual machine provisioning and lifecycle
>> management.
>> Proposal
>> This Vagrant provider plugin will interface with the oVirt REST API
>> (version 4 and higher) using the oVirt provided ruby SDK
>> 'ovirt-engine-sdk-ruby'. This allows users to abstract the user
>> interface and experience into a set of command line abilities to
>> create, provision, destroy and manage the complete lifecycle of
>> virtual machines. It also allows the use of external configuration
>> management and configuration files themselves to be committed into
>> code.
>> Background
>> I have previously forked and maintained the 'vagrant-ovirt' gem as
>> 'vagrant-ovirt3' due to Gems requiring unique names. The original
>> author has officially abandoned the project. For the last few years
>> all code to maintain this project has been maintained by myself and a
>> few ad-hoc github contributors. This provider interfaced directly with
>> oVirt v3 using fog and rbovirt. The new project would be a fresh start
>> using the oVirt provided ruby SDK to work directly with version 4.
>> Rationale
>> The trend in configuration management, operations, and devops has been
>> to maintain as much of the development process as possible in terms of
>> the virtual machines and hosts that they run on. With software like
>> Terraform the tasks of creating the underlying infrastructure such as
>> network rules, etc have had great success moving into 'Infrastructure
>> as code'. The same company behind Terraform got their reputation from
>> Vagrant which aims to utilize the same process for virtual machines
>> themselves. The core software allows for standard commands such as
>> 'up', 'provision', 'destroy' to be used across a provider framework. A
>> provider for oVirt makes the process for managing VMs easier and able
>> to be controlled through code and source control.
>> Initial Goals
>> The initial goal is to get the base steps of 'up', 'down' (halt), and
>> 'destroy' to succeed using the oVirt provided ruby SDK for v4.
>> Stretch/followup goals would be to ensure testability and alternate
>> commands such as 'provision' and allow configuration management suites
>> like puppet to work via 'userdata' (cloud-init).
>> Current Status
>> The version 3 of this software has been heavily utilized. The original
>> fork known as 'vagrant-ovirt' has been abandoned with no plans to
>> communicate or move forward. My upstream fork has had great success
>> with nearly 4x the downloads from rubygems.org . Until my github fork
>> has more 'stars' I cannot take over it completely so the gem was
>> renamed 'vagrant-ovirt3'. This is also true for rubygems.org since
>> gems are not namespaced, therefore could not be published without a
>> unique name. The v4 provider is still pending my initial POC commit
>> but there are no current barriers except initial oVirt hosting. The
>> hosting of oVirt v3 for testing is a laptop on a UPS at my home, and
>> v4 is also a different pc attached to a UPS.
>> External Dependencies
>> RHEVM/oVirt REST API - This provider must interact with the API itself
>> to manage virtual machines.
>> Initial Committers
>> Marcus Young ( 3vilpenguin at gmail dot com )
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