[PetiteCloud] OpenStack Host OS

Michael Thoreson m.thoreson at c4labs.ca
Tue Feb 11 18:23:47 PST 2014

Forgot to add if you want take a look at the ovirt project for how to 
integrate glusterfs into a web gui. Another idea is perhaps making 
petitecloud modular so the project stays light but can be customized 
with what people want, similar to webmin. Just an idea.

Michael Thoreson,

On 11/02/2014 7:52 PM, Michael Thoreson wrote:
> I see you using Ubuntu a lot for the OpenStack appliances. Have you 
> considered RHEL or similar? Reason I ask is Red Hat recently made 
> available RDO http://openstack.redhat.com/Main_Page which basically 
> makes deploying OpenStack much less painfully process than doing it by 
> hand.
> It is suppose to work with RHEL and any derivative such as CentOS, 
> Scientific, Oracle EL and Fedora. I would consider Oracle for a 
> OpenStack host OS as I find it has the best blend of stability and new 
> features. When testing ZFSonLinux and GlusterFS I found a near 10x 
> throughput improvement switching from Ubuntu 12.04.1 to OEL 6.4. I 
> also had increased stability with VMWare vms.
> I am not saying abandon the Ubuntu approach, just thought RDO would be 
> something interesting to look into for the *EL die hards out there.
> The biggest downfall for OEL is it doesn't support Xen as a host very 
> well. Never been able to make it work.
> Which makes me think has any consideration been given to adding 
> libvirt support to petitecloud? it would make supporting additional 
> hypervisors much easier. Could add support for Xen, VBox and VMWare. 
> Bhyve is not libvirt capable ready but they may add it as discussions 
> on openstack forums say the openstack team do not want to add a driver 
> specific for bhyve and would prefer it be libvirt compatible.
> Michael Thoreson,
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