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From n..@li.nux.ro
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] New default template
Date Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:21:21 GMT
Hi,

I'd like to restate my previous stance on this which is - if not to have 
a proper "market place" of trusted and tested templates - at least to 
cover the popular ones.
The basics imho would be CentOS and Ubuntu, with this we cover 99% of 
the user requirements.
I'd propose to go with the latest and greatest of both, Ubuntu 20.04 and 
CentOS8 respectively (supported 2029).
I can repurpose the current build machine for openvm.eu and "donate" it 
to the project so it's not a "third party" any more.

my 2 pence

On 2020-06-03 08:58, Abhishek Kumar wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I would like to hear everyone's opinion on a new default template in 
> CloudStack.
> Currently, we are using CentOS 5.x for different hypervisors but it is
> quite old(already completed its support life) and either the support
> for it has been removed
> (https://github.com/xcp-ng/xcp/wiki/Guest-System-Support) or in legacy
> (https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software&details=1&partner=272&releases=448&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc&testConfig=16)
> in different hypervisors.
> Therefore, I think it is time now to move to a newer OS template. In
> my understanding CentOS7 is the minimum viable choice if we are
> continuing with CentOS. This can be the preferred choice as we already
> have tested templates for it on different hypervisors and it has 4
> years left in its cycle.
> 
> We can also explore Ubuntu’s cloud-images of 20.04. And if we want to
> go with something very light-weight we can think about something like
> Alpine Linux.
> 
> Please have your say. Also, do you think this can be included in 4.15
> itself so we can have a proper default template for something like
> XCP-ng 8.x which doesn't support CentOS 5 (and PV VMs)?
> 
> Regards,
> Abhishek
> 
> 
> Abhishek.Kumar@shapeblue.com 
> www.shapeblue.com
> 3 London Bridge Street,  3rd floor, News Building, London  SE1 9SGUK
> @shapeblue

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