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Re: [Xen-users] [XCP] XAPI on openSUSE

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:14:38PM +0100, Mike McClurg wrote:
> On 16/08/11 11:42, Denis J. Cirulis wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > I saw that there is a possibility to install XAPI from XCP on debian/ubuntu.
> > My goal is to integrate it info opensuse diskless hypervisor appliance.
> >
> > My questions are:
> > 1. Is XAPI available for any platform and how can I build/install it ?
> xapi is part of the XCP toolstack, which has historically been released
> as an appliance and was tightly integrated into a CentOS 5.5
> environment. We're working on porting the toolstack to Debian and Ubuntu
> right now, and we'll start working on a Fedora port in the near future.

This would be very interesting when it's ready. 

> Once we have Fedora rpms packaged, it may be easy to port them to SUSE.
> If you'd like to give us a hand with this, please let me know.

You mean to help with tests/porting ?

> > 2. Is XAPI stable as libvirt for vm infrastructure management ?
> I guess it depends on what you mean by stable. xapi and the XenAPI is
> part of XenServer and XCP, which are "enterprise" level server
> virtualization platforms. The because it is meant to only work with
> XenServer/XCP, and not be a generic virtualization API, XenAPI is a much
> richer API than libvirt. XCP and XenServer are both well-tested
> products, so they are stable in that sense, but xapi on Debian is still
> in the prototype phase and I wouldn't recommend using it in production
> just yet.

I agree with You, libvirt is rather generic, but as I'm using Xen I
would like to stick with xcp toolstack to have at least live vm
snapshots for now. I've tested XCP 1.0 in my
environment and got some nasty errors on power loss with locked vm
images so I deceided to stick with my own appliance with opensuse and
xen 4.1.x

> As far as the stability of the API itself, we maintain backwards
> compatibility with older versions of the API, but we are constantly
> adding new features to it.
> Mike

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