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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH RFC] Remove the Open Nebula driver



[trying a different address]

On 03/22/2011 12:58 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 03/22/2011 10:23 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> The Open Nebula driver has been unmaintained since it was first
>> introduced. The only commits have been for tree-wide cleanups.
>> It also has a major design flaw, in that it only knows about guests
>> that it has created itself, which makes it of very limited use.
>>
>> Discussions wrt evolution of the VMWare ESX driver, concluded that
>> it should limit itself to single-node ESX operation and not try to
>> manage the multi-node architecture of VirtualCenter. Open Nebula
>> is a cluster like Virtual Center, not a single node system, so
>> reasoning applies.
> 
> s/so reasoning/so the same reasoning/
> 
>>
>> The DeltaCloud project includes an Open Nebula driver and is a much
>> better fit architecturally, since it is explicitly targetting the
>> distributed multihost cluster scenario.
>>
>> Thus this patch deletes the libvirt Open Nebula driver with the
>> recommendation that people use DeltaCloud for managing it instead.
> 
> Given your arguments, I'm okay with the idea, but like Laine pointed
> out, it might be wise to get feedback from the opennebula guys first
> (commit b811851 shows that Abel Míguez Rodríguez was the original
> contributor in May 2009, now in cc).

Direct mail to Abel bounced; now trying the address from
http://opennebula.org/about:contact.  For reference, this is from a
thread starting at:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2011-March/msg01030.html

On 03/22/2011 12:08 PM, Laine Stump wrote:
> I knew nothing about Open Nebula, so I went searching. I noticed the
> following on its about page:
>
> *"User Interfaces*: Unix-like command line and libvirt interface for the
> management of the cloud infrastructure"
>
> (http://opennebula.org/documentation:features)
>
> Since they're claiming the libvirt driver as a feature, they will
> probably have something to say about this removal. At the very least
> they'll want to point to the DeltaCloud driver instead of libvirt.

-- 
Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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