Thanks to everyone for the answers.  That helps clarify some basics for
me.  I prefer to try and implement ovirt-node for the reasons stated above
(small, defined OS with a smaller security/management footprint), but now I
debate using CentOS 6 or RHEL 6.  I feel that oVirt-node is very important
to being able to get an environment up and running securely without too
much overhead, but perhaps I need to consider minimal OS installs + latest
gluster release + 3.5 oVirt at this time.

One thing I was curious about is gluster support in oVirt-node.  What is
the current status as far as glusterfs version and saving settings, etc.?

Thanks again!

Chris

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM, Fabian Deutsch <fdeut...@redhat.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > I sincerely hope that this is not answered elsewhere as I've done several
> > searches and have yet to find a solid answer.  I have three (what I
> believe
> > to be) basic questions (with perhaps some subs there):
> >
> > 1)  What is the latest oVirt-node release and where would one download it
> > (I appear to only see 3.4 -based releases of the ISO available)?  It is
> > 3.5-based and/or is there an upgrade path?  Which glusterfs release is
> > currently included with oVirt-node?
>
> Hey,
>
> there are some 3.5 pre-release isos available here:
> http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/ovirt-3.5-pre/iso/
>
> They are quite old. The reason why there is still no Node, is that we are
> experiencing
> installation problems after CentOS 6.6 got released.
>
> That is why there is no Node for 3.5 yet, becuase we don't want to provide
> a Node which is dead on arrival. This ain't fun for anyone.
>
> > 2) As I understand it, newer releases of oVirt-node allow you to do an
> > installation of the self-hosted engine at this time.  Is that correct?
>
> Yes, that will work. Due to problems mentioned above, we still need to do
> some
> fixes to the hosted-engine part of Node, but once they land, HE will work
> on Node.
>
> > 3) Is there any functionality that one would be losing out on by
> deploying
> > oVirt via oVirt-node vs. using full-OS installation?  Which is the more
> > recommended?
>
> Yes, ovirt-node is not as customizable as a regular host.
> I.e. you can not (easily) modify the boot process, or install custom rpms.
>
> Sometimes this is seen as a restriction, other see this as a well defined
> environment.
>
> > Again, I apologize if these questions are covered somewhere, but I felt
> > like asking them in a direct fashion so as to clear up my own
> ignorance.  I
> > appreciate any feedback and information that you could share.
>
> No, no worries. There weren't any Node updates (besides the weekly meeting
> minutes)
> for a while.
>
> We still traget to release Node for oVirt 3.5 ASAP.
>
> - fabian
>
>
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Chris
> >
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