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Jul 21, 2011, 7:39 AM
Awesome! I am so excited to try this out! This will save me a fortune in
Re: [Xen-users] Announcing Project Kronos: XenAPI on Debian and Ubuntu
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KVM-over-IP costs since I'm not fortunate to have my own data centre :)
Please keep up the good work - this is a great step in the right direction.
p.s. Will these xapi packages work with Xen 4+, Remus etc ?
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Mike McClurg <mike.mcclurg [at] citrix>wrote:
> Hi Xen users,
> The XCP team would like to formally announce Project Kronos, our port of
> XCP's XenAPI toolstack to Debian and Ubuntu dom0. This will give users
> the ability to install Debian or Ubuntu, and then just do 'apt-get xapi'
> in order to build a system that is (roughly) functionally equivalent to
> a standard XCP distribution.
> This project provides a number of benefits. First of all, it will
> provide Xen users with the option of using the same API and toolstack
> that XCP and XenServer provide. It will give early adopters the chance
> to try out new changes to the XenAPI before they get released in new XCP
> and XenServer versions. And because we've ported all of our toolstack to
> build on Debian, it's now much, much easier to build our tools outside
> of an SDK VM.
> Our general roadmap for this project (and XCP in general) can be found
> Instructions for install the XenAPI toolstack on Debian can be found here:
> A list of project milestones, deliverables for each milestone, and
> individual work items for the project can be found on this Google Docs
> For building the toolstack from source, Jon Ludlam has an autobuilder
> repository on github here:
> To use it, just clone the repository and type make. This will pull in
> all the dependency repositories and build them using pbuilder. If you
> want to build individual packages, dig into the build scripts a bit to
> see what's going on -- hopefully we'll have a little better
> documentation soon.
> Please follow the instructions and play along! This is very much a work
> in progress, and things are expected to change rapidly. We don't expect
> everything to work properly yet, but we think it's ready enough to at
> least share our progress. If you do decide to test this out, please
> report any bugs you find or problems you encounter to the xen-api
> mailing list, with the subject line "Xapi on Debian: <blah>". There are
> also XCP contributors lurking on #xen-api on freenode who may be able to
> answer questions about build or install problems.
> Thanks to everyone who's helped out with this project, and to everyone
> who is about to give it a try. Happy hacking!
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