Hey Michael, > I am teaching IT subjects in TAFE (a kind of post-secondary technical > college) in Australia.
Great news for this tech to be in tafe. I remember my time at Logan tafe got me into linux.
We are currently looking for a virtualisation platform that will allow students to install and manage VMs via web interface. VMware is being proposed but I am trying to get KVM and the RedHat ecosystem in the lab as much as possible. I have reasonable experience with running virt manager on CentOS 7, but oVirt is new. I have it installed and running OK but am not sure how to proceed with configuration. I basically want to run a single physical server which will be the KVM host, the ISO and data store, and the home of oVirt engine ... in other words a complete oVirt-managed KVM virtualisation platform running on one physical machine (32GB RAM). It will only ever need to run a handful of VMs with little or no real data or load. Is this possible/feasible? If possible/feasible, where should oVirt engine go ... on the host itself, or into a VM guest?
If it was me, I would do the engine install on the metal host itself. Will be a lot easier for you, as long as you _know_ you will not be adding more metal nodes to the oVirt setup.
I would also be looking into the "VM Pool" feature for your student. This will give you a pool of VMs which after use can be reset to a default configuration.
The web interface is what is making oVirt an attractive option at this stage, as students will be working from Windows clients on a corporate network. Do VM GUI display well in the browser?
I have no experience using oVirt from Windows, but if there is a splice client available I see no reason why it shouldn't work.
If you're local to QLD, I am more then happy to help in person. --julian _______________________________________________ Users mailing list Users@ovirt.org http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users