[Gluster-devel] Providing VM images for beta testing? (was: Gluster Community Weekly Meeting)

James purpleidea at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 16:22:09 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Niels de Vos <ndevos at redhat.com> wrote:
> The intended use-case is to provide testers with an easy way to start
> going. I assume that for a lot of people downloading+importing
> a VM-image is easier than creating+installing a VM from scratch.
Both Vagrant and Virt-Builder would provide an image. So this is the
same end result.

Do you intend to provide 4 different images if the user wants to setup
a 4 host cluster? What about 8 hosts? What about more? What about
different environments, eg: 1 brick vs. 4 bricks vs. N bricks per
host? How do you plan to install Gluster on each host? a shell script?
Puppet-Gluster ?

With Vagrant you only need to provide one image, and Vagrant does the rest.
In any case, I'll have all this ready in the next week or two and
you'll all be able to test.

Maybe RWM Jones has some new secret add ons to virt-builder that could
be helpful!


> We
> currently offer only packages that users need to install on a system (VM
> or physical hardware) before they can start testing. The idea of
> providing VM images would hopefully attract more people to join the
> Gluster Test Fests. Which tool or VM environment we should provide would
> mainly depend on the wishes from the users.
> Anyone with suggestions or preferences is more than welcome to let us
> know. How do testers want to (and can) setup some systems for beta
> testing? What would enable the biggest group of testers to do at least
> some testing of some functionality of their own interest?
> Thanks,
> Niels

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