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Re: [Xen-users] Looking for GUI tools

You can take a look at convirt2 from convirture.
It is a web based admin tool. The open source version is quite old now but offers most wanted features for life cycle management of virtual machines. It is quite simple to setup (here is an howto for debian: http://www.horoa.net/2011/04/convirt-install/), and if you like it and want more, convirture (http://www.convirture.com) sales an enterprise version with HA features and cloud function (for EC2 and other and for building your own private cloud too).

Regards, Alexandre.

Le 10/01/2012 16:06, eva a écrit :
Subject:[Xen-users] Looking for GUI tools
From:Diego Augusto Molina (diegoaugustomolina@xxxxxxxxx)
Date:Oct 27, 2011 7:28:40 am

Hi list! I've been using XEN Source 3.4 with Gentoo Linux>= 2.6.32
dom0 for over a year with very little complains. It has sweet
performance and works perfect for our needs. But our needs are
changing and so is our datacenter, which is getting bigger and wider.
So what I'm looking for is a GUI tool to start administering domUs.
That's sort of basic maybe, but it'd be nice to start pointing at some
Cloud solution too. We always keep FOSS as much as possible (we are
proudly clean and safe from Micro$uck products as of today). I've been
looking around the wiki page in my search, which is of great help, and
this I've come up with:

Unmaintained "Management Tools": * Xen Cloud Control System (last
release: December 13th, 2010) * Xen Orchestra (last release: June
14th, 2010) * OpenXenManager (last release: December 2nd, 2010) *
XenWebManager (last release: January 2nd, 2011). I have to add that
the link in the wiki redirects to OpenXenManager's site. Google found
it for me :)

So we end up with two choices: Zentific and ConVirt Open Source. In
the categoty "Cloud Orchestration Software" I found the three of them
(CloudStack, OpenNebula and OpenStack) up to date.

So, if you have experiences on any of them I would really appreciate
that you share them. I'm really looking for a starting point and there
are many choices. Let me see if I understand correctly: "Management
Tools" manage one host at a time and the "Cloud Orchestration
Software" manage the whole Cloud, right?

I've seen a recent post in the list asking for assistance in the
layout and Florian Heigl made a recommendation on using OpenNebula.

I've been researching in the project's pages and they all have nice features.

-- Diego Augusto Molina diegoaugustomolina@xxxxxxxxx

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I'd like to return to this question again because I am stuck at the
same point as Diego.

I am looking for a GUI to manage domU's on a traditional xen
hypervisor environment.

Also, I'd like to listen for advice about what kind of administration
would you prefer. I mean, I have read that it's recommended to keep
dom0 as minimal as possible, with no graphical interface. Then, the
administration panel must be somewhere else, probably using a web

The other choice seems to have the dom0 with all the graphical
interface and have installed the graphical management tool there,
using GTK, etc

What do you guys think?

And also, Diego have you found any light on this?

Thanks in advance

Eva Morano

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Alexandre Chapellon

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