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Re: [Xen-users] xend future

On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 11:08 +0000, Mario wrote:
> On 03/21/2012 10:49 AM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 21:58 +0000, Mario wrote:
> >> Hey everyone, I was wondering, since xend will finaly be removed in the
> >> next major release, what will the future be like for us who use its
> >> XML-RPC features? Is there going to be some other way to do it, for
> >> example adding xml-rpc support into libxl, or should I simply start
> >> porting all my scripts over to libvirt?
> >
> > The best options for replacing xend here are either libvirt/virtd or
> > xapi.
> >
> > I guess you already know about libvirt.
> >
> > The XML-RPC interface exposed by xapi is a descendant of that used by
> > xend, although I'm not sure how much they have in common nowadays. Might
> > potentially make porting somewhat simple I guess (just a guess though).
> >
> > You can get xapi either via the traditional XCP route or it is also now
> > available in Debian and Ubuntu as a result of project Kronos. Project
> > Zeus[2] is in progress to add it to Fedora etc.
> >
> > Ian.
> >
> > [0] http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/XCP_Introduction
> > [1] http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Project_Kronos
> > [2] http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Project_Zeus_Fedora_Spec
> >
> >
> Well, I would usualy consider Xapi since it's directly related to Xen, 
> however, because it is "distro-locked" in such a way that there has to 
> be a fork per distro doesn't really seem like the right choice to me. I 
> suppose it has to be like that if its just a hack to make XCP work on 
> classic distro's? Or am I mistaken?

The aim of Kronos and Zeus is to make XAPI available as a proper package
on various distros, there is no fork -- only effort to package things
for the particular distro packaging formats, which is normal for any
software -- or hack involved.

Part of Kronos has necessarily involved changes to the xapi side to make
it less entangled with XCP and therefore usable in a generic environment
(i.e. resolving the "distro-lock" which you refer to), this has
obviously made Zeus a fair bit easier.


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