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Re: Nova in virtual appliances


Hi Ewan,

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Ewan Mellor <ewan.mellor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  It should always be possible to run Nova in a virtual appliance.
> Note that I'm not suggesting that Nova _must_ run in a virtual appliance.  As
> I understand it, the normal deployment model for SUSE Xen or KVM would be to
> have a "full" control domain with all the control software in it, as opposed
> to the "appliance" or "disaggregated" model that we're aiming for with
> Xen Cloud Platform and XenServer.
> Does anyone object to this?  Can we adopt this as a long-term design goal?

Has anyone built a OpenStack virtual appliance that you know of? I was
planning to get OpenStack running this week I am trying to decide on
the best platform, etc.

I would be willing start on an XCP appliance to test with and
contribute it back as possible. Do you have a recommended/suggested
guest OS?

Are there still logistical problems with swift running in the virtual
appliance as well. This thread also had stated:
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:03:38AM +0100, Joshua McKenty wrote:

> [...] Swift needs to run on bare metal regardless.

If true, what would this mean for a virtual appliance-based model?


Todd Deshane

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