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From Andrija Panic <andrija.pa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] New default template
Date Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:02:49 GMT
Whatever is a choosen as the new one, needs to be compatible with ALL the
current hypervisor we support (i. e. VMware 6.0 and up, XenServer 7.0 and
up and KVM of various flavours).
So that needs to be taken into consideration when speaking about exotic
OS-es or even the newest ones (Ubuntu 20/CentOS 8) to find a proper OS
mappings on hypervisor side that will allow it to run normally.



On Wed, 3 Jun 2020, 12:21 , <nux@li.nux.ro> wrote:

> 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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