On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM, Fabian Deutsch <fdeut...@redhat.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > 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.
>
> oVirt node can (btw) be deployed using PXE (Foreman, Cobbler), USB and CD
> media, and virtual media.
>
>
That very much interests me since I utilize Cobbler currently for all of my
provisioning.  I would assume that basically one would kickstart it like
any other RHEL-based release.  Are you aware of any document that describes
Cobbler+oVirt-Node by chance?



> > 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.?
>
> The pre-release build from today contains glusterfs-3.6.
>
>
Great!  Thanks for the information.  I've downloaded that ISO and I'm
working on getting that deployed on a couple of test blades.


> - fabian
>
> > 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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