Hi, One of the breakout sessions during the ovirt workshop  was about the guest tools, and focused mainly on the ovirt-guest-agent .
One of the issues discussed there, was the various existing guest agents out there, and the need to converge the efforts to a single agent that will serve all. while 4 agents were mentioned (Matahari, vdagent, qemu-ga & ovirt-guest-agent) during that discussion, we narrowed it down to 2 candidates: qemu-ga (aka virt-agent): ------------------------- - Qemu specific - it was aimed for specific qemu needs (mainly quiesce guest I/O) - Communicates directly with qemu (not implemented yet) - Supports ? - So far linux only - written in C Ovirt-guest-agent: ------------------ - Has been around for a long time (~5 years) - considered stable - Started as rhevm specific but evolved a lot since then - Currently the only fully functional guest agent available for ovirt - Written in python - Some VDI related sub components are written in C & C++ - Supports a well defined list of message types / protocol  - Supports the folowing guest OSs Linux: RHEL5, RHEL6 F15, F16(soon) Windows: xp, 2k3 (32/64), w7 (32/64), 2k8 (32/64/R2) The need to converge is obvious, and now that ovirt-guest-agent is opensourced under the ovirt stack, and since it already produces value for enterprise installations, and is cross platform, I offer to join hands around ovirt- guest-agent and formalize a single code base that will serve us all. git @ git://gerrit.ovirt.org/ovirt-guest-agent Thoughts ? Thanks Barak Azulay  http://www.ovirt.org/news-and-events/workshop  http://www.ovirt.org/wiki/File:Ovirt-guest-agent.odp  http://www.ovirt.org/wiki/Ovirt_guest_agent _______________________________________________ vdsm-devel mailing list email@example.com https://fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/vdsm-devel