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Re: [libvirt] libvirt-0.3.3-14.el5 (redhat rpm) vs libvirt-0.6.5 (source)



On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 05:14:27PM +0200, Jim Bergensen wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 
> I am looking to write a simple php interface to create, stop, start,
> restart, configure, backup, transfer VM's across a network of servers.
> Storage is done locally on the particular node (lvm), but I am considering
> to do this through iscsi in the future. Xen, KVM, IP management, firewalling
> is an important requirement.
> 
> The redhat backport version looks outdated, but I know the version number
> isn't the best way to compare features.
> 
> My questions are:
> 
> - Featurewise, is the difference between the redhat version and the
> libvirt.org source version small or as big as it looks (branch versions?)
> - Considering the above functions I am going to need, will the redhat
> version suffice?

Version 0.3.3 is too old to be seriously used for KVM support. This is
why in RHEL-5.4 you'll find libvirt updated to version 0.6.3, so you
probably want to target that version as the minimum required if you
want Xen & KVM support on a RHEL-5 host


Regards,
Daniel
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