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 > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Users mailing list > > Users@ovirt.org > > http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users > > >
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