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Systems engineer at CMGdigital, monitoring/automation nut, Linux and Android user, husband, ceaseless tinkerer.


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Oct
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comment libvirt (KVM) inventory application?
Hmm... ok, thanks, I'll check it out. Still a bit worried about anything that has write/control access to these VMs though... and yes, wonderful FAQ...
Oct
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comment libvirt (KVM) inventory application?
@MichaelHampton point taken. What I really want is something to effectively use as a central caching layer that polls all of our libvirt instances, stores state, and then I can query this one API and say "what host is foo.example.com running on, and what's its state". Or even better, that a puppet/facter fact can query for "what physical host am I running on"...
Oct
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comment libvirt (KVM) inventory application?
oVirt is much more likely than RHEV... but still, concerns over 1) making sure it wouldn't mess with current configs, and how it will play with current standalone VMs, and 2) implementation timeline
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comment libvirt (KVM) inventory application?
Sorry I guess I forgot some requirements. Question updated. virt-manager is OK, but not for a distributed team of people, and not when all of the VM hosts are headless. It also doesn't expose an API that I can programmatically query at arbitrary times.
Oct
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asked libvirt (KVM) inventory application?
Oct
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comment kvm/qemu via libvirt on CentOS - pass string or key/value or file to guest
No, while we don't do migrations very often right now, I'd like it to actually know where it's running this instant.
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Sep
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comment kvm/qemu via libvirt on CentOS - pass string or key/value or file to guest
Thanks for the advice... though I probably won't get to do any more testing until this weekend. I understand the "VMs shouldnt be aware of their VM-ness", but I don't see how that's a plus from a management standpoint. I've got X-hundred VMs, it's useful for them to know where they're running, especially when I'm doing things like having puppet generate my monitoring configs, and I want the VM to know what physical host it's dependent on (at this instant).
Sep
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comment kvm/qemu via libvirt on CentOS - pass string or key/value or file to guest
1) Unfortunately, yeah. It seems like that's the only logical solution. Sucks if all I want to pass in is one string. 2) We do use puppet. What the end result that I want is a vm_host fact on a guest that says what host it's running on. There are ways to do this the other way around, but they're all pretty ugly. 3) Yeah... looks like nobody is actually doing anything with vmchannel yet. Well thanks for the feedback/ideas...
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asked kvm/qemu via libvirt on CentOS - pass string or key/value or file to guest
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answered RabbitMQ Network Partition Error
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comment How do you install Node.JS on CentOS?
As of December 2012, nodejs-0.9.5 is in the Fedora Rawhide and Fedora 18 testing official repositories. You should be able to download the SRPM from them and rpm --rebuild it on centos or redhat with minimal effort. I hope it will make it to EPEL soon.
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