olive-list Digest, Vol 2, Issue 1

Peter Chan pchan3 at stanford.edu
Wed Aug 28 12:02:42 EDT 2013

Hi Beniamin, 

I have few questions: 

1. You mentioned I can use " VMNetX client" ((https://olivearchive.org/docs/vmnetx/install/) for packaging and running VMs. My initial understanding of VMNetX is that it is just a client to run VMs hosted in a webserver. So, do you mean I can use VMNetX to create VMs? 
2. Will the VM packages prepared using VMNetX run under other software other than VMNetX? 
3. At this moment, VMNetX run under different versions of Linux. Any estimated release date for Mac/Windows based VMNetX? 



----- Original Message -----

From: "Benjamin Gilbert" <bgilbert at cs.cmu.edu> 
To: olive-list at lists.andrew.cmu.edu 
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:16:11 PM 
Subject: Re: olive-list Digest, Vol 2, Issue 1 

On 08/27/2013 07:46 PM, Peter Chan wrote: 
> Can I export my VMs in Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and import them 
> to the Server Olive is going to release? 

We haven't yet put any effort into importing VMs from other systems. 
For now, we assume that VMs are created specifically for Olive. 
However, you may be able to (1) use existing tools like virt-convert to 
create a libvirt VM from your OVF, (2) modify it to fit VMNetX's 
requirements, and then (3) create a VMNetX package from it. 

> By the way, is there an 
> estimated release date for the Olive server? 

Not yet. However, the server only provides the user interface plus a 
bit of storage management. The code for packaging and running virtual 
machines is already available 
(https://olivearchive.org/docs/vmnetx/install/), and a VM package can be 
hosted on any standard web server. So you should already be able to 
experiment with the system on your own hardware. 

--Benjamin Gilbert 

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