XAPI On CentOS 6

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There is a project to get XCP running on CentOS 6.3

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Meeting

To track progress, we will meet:

  • #centos-devel on freenode
  • Tuesdays at 17.00 - 17.30 UTC

The current agenda:

  • Progress with building
  • Progress with packing
  • Other related packages
    • OCAML, OPAM
    • OVS

To add more agenda items, please add above, or email John Garbutt.

Past Meetings

Wednesday 8th May 2013

  • Status reports:
    • mcclurmc: No update
    • johnthetubaguy: No update
    • Azrael: No update
    • djs55: I've got xapi talking to libvirt and to libxl via a specially modified xenopsd. I've also got a xapi storage API to libvirt adapter, and I'm able to run VMs on ceph now. Frediano is busy backporting some libxl and libvirt stability fixes recommended by Stefano.
    • djs55: only problems are: (1) missing stability fixes [ but I think frediano is making progress ]; (2) a few minor tweaks still being discussed upstream; and (3) I needed to turn ceph support on (hard-coded off in the SRPM)
    • Azrael: i have been afk for a bit, but i will be back to first attempts at packaging stuff in opam-repo-dev/tree/master/packages tomorrow
    • johnthetubaguy: Maybe look at OPAM first?
    • djs55: opam-repo-dev stuff could just be a build dependency
    • z00dax and djs55 to talk about packaging options

Tuesday 30th April 2013

  • Progress building XAPI:
    • mcclurmc to try johnthetubaguy scripts next week
    • libvirt + XenAPI work to be discussed next week
  • Packaging
    • mcclurmc: chatted last week with Azrael last week
    • hugesjr: completed previous OCAML work
    • hugesjr: latest 0.10.2.4 from fedora libvirt built, still broken, but less broken, can find it here: http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/libvirt-c6xen/

Tuesday 26th March 2013

  • Progress building XAPI:
    • new OCAML 4.00.1 rpms look good
    • Created a script to automate build and install: https://github.com/johngarbutt/xcp-devinstall
    • johnthetubaguy blocked by issues with xenstore and vif plug scripts
    • mcclurmc: taking a look vif plug issues
  • Packaging

Tuesday 19th March 2013

  • Progress building XAPI:
    • permissions issues solved: issue with libvhd linking
    • xenstore issues hit with latest ocaml bindings to xenstore
    • possibly issues with VIF plug scripts
    • johnthetubaguy: to email list about move to ocamlxenstore
  • Packaging
    • no progress on libvirt
    • OCAML current 3.12.1 rpm is missing deps to build OPAM (compiler-libs)
    • z00dax trying fedora-19 OCAML build
    • will need to update other ocaml-* packages too
  • Informal meet up in Cambridge, Friday 22nd, contact mcclurmc for details

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  • Progress:
    • permissions issues, possible fix, storage not quite working, OVS not quite working, VM not quite starting
    • agreed success criteria: VM working, with OVS vif, VHD disk (+ maybe raw iSCSI disk)
  • Packaging:
    • work on OCAML 4.00.1 (or 3.12.1)
    • OPAM is probably not needed for the rpm packaging, but may need omake, ocamlfind and others
    • try to avoid automake etc. upgrade, only needed for OPAM
    • Others: wait till we have a working prototype
  • Next meeting:
    • same time next week

Tuesday 5th March 2013

  • Quick update, only Mike and John present

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XCP Building Instructions

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