My name is Oved Ourfali, I'm working in the Red Hat Virtualization management group, Projects team.
We would like to add oVirt, an open source virtualization project, to Fedora.
The feature page for oVirt is in: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/oVirt
In order to proceed with it, we need sponsors for the different oVirt packages.
It is exciting to be involved in a new Fedora project!
RedHat-hosted Koji servers offer an invaluable service by allowing all of
us, package maintainers, to build all of "our" Fedora packages. I guess
that that infrastructure is not cost-less for RedHat and and the quality of
service is great (for instance, the wait in the queues, before Koji
actually builds the packages submitted via the command-line client, is not
As Fedora is pretty advanced in the cloud/virtualisation arena, we could
imagine a "Koji Cloud", hosted on VMs offered by volunteers. For instance,
I could contribute a few VMs in Europe (hosted on http://www.ovh.co.uk/).
Our Cloud SIG (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Cloud_SIG) and/or Virt ML (
ET (http://et.redhat.com/) colleagues could help designing and implementing
the following infrastructure:
* VM template/images, ready to be started on the volunteer's servers
everywhere in the world, 24x7.
- SSH public keys of Koji administrators would be part of the images,
so that they can have an easy access to them, just in case.
- Those VMs would update themselves automatically.
- The containers could be standardised as well. For instance,
ProxMox/OpenVZ or Fedora/CentOS with libvirt.
* A directory (LDAP, or something less centralised, like the address book
of Skype, for instance), keeping track of all those VMs:
- with the corresponding last known status;
- with the VM configurations (Fedora/CentOS release, CPU, memory, disk
- with some rating corresponding to their quality of service (build
duration, reliability of the VM, MTBF, etc).
* A dispatcher system:
- which would route the Koji build requests to available VMs;
- collect the outcome of the builds (logs, RPM packages, statistics,
QoS, etc) and store them in the current ("centralised") Koji infrastructure.
As I am not a specialist of all those technologies, I may have forgotten a
lot of things, but you get the idea.
Doesn't it sound great? Does it sound realisable? Am I crazy to dream to
such an infrastructure?