[Users] New setup - deploy OpenVZ or wait for VZ7?

Volker Janzen voja at voja.de
Tue Jun 7 01:50:42 PDT 2016


there are arguments for using a single / own distribution or supporting many different onces. It's up to the project what they want to support. When they use there own distro, it's up to them how to handle major changes e.g. switching init system, introducing new major releases of required tools.

Seeing there is a script to get started from CentOS will ease usage. It should be easy to fire up a new host with CentOS then run the script to have vzlinux installed.

Concern may rise, if there are issues with the custom distribution. From what has been written on the mailing list, the changes are related to VZ7 itself. It will be interesting to see if stuff like EPEL will still work, to allow installation of nagios and it's plugins. And of course how fast security related errors are fixed. We have to wait to see how this works. Will there be an commercial and open source user repository or will there be only one? We'll see.


> Am 07.06.2016 um 10:07 schrieb Narcis Garcia <informatica at actiu.net>:
> I see two ways:
> A) Support main GNU/Linux distros (much time of development)
> B) Maintain own GNU/Linux ~ VzLinux (much time of development)
> = supporting a maintained zoo or maintaining own animal at home
> Ubuntu can have an analogous relation with Debian as VzLinux with RHEL.
> They have much time of development too.
> El 07/06/16 a les 02:44, Raghavendra Bhat ha escrit:
>> spameden posts
>>>> Please understand me correctly, we don't want to support a variety of all
>>>> Linux zoo.
>>>> It requires much more time of development, testing and support.
>>> That's a shame. Another nail in the coffin of OpenVZ.. :(
>> Sergey as spameden aptly posts, unsupported GNU/Linux should not
>> happen as Virtuozzo runs on top of many, many different distributions.
>> At least Parallels OpenVZ Project does.  Try to be as portable as you
>> can, VZ7 should not get isolated and unused due to your rigid stance.
>> It might be a nightmare to support various distros but it enhances the
>> reach of VZ (Virtuozzo).
>> You have to seriously consider support.  Your product will get rugged
>> in the process of testing, development and support.
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