[PVE-User] [1.4-4305] first impressions

Patryk Benderz Patryk.Benderz at esp.pl
Tue Sep 15 19:31:29 CEST 2009

I have pointed out my first impressions about 1.4-4035, also noticed
some regression comparing to 1.3:
-instalator: unable to set IP address
-instalator: unable to set local email only
-instalator: unable to set local hostname (must be FQDN)
-instalator: unable to set udev names for eth ( i have installed PVE 4
times, each time eth0 was on different NIC, i would like to be able to
set which NIC should be eth0 at installation time)
-instalator: unable to manually set partitions layout.
-instalator: unable to choose RAID level (i have 2 HDDs each 75GB, in
cfdisk i see that PVE made 150 GB LVM using both disks. I need _MIRROR_)
-PVE: unable to set primary interface to use for clustering (i have
dedicated NIC for heartbeats/clustering, another dedicated for DRBD
synchronisation, and 2 others for bridging VM)
-PVE: while creating new storage, unable to set capacity for VG
-PVE: while deleting test storage VG, "Error: command '/sbin/vgchange
-aln pve' failed with exit code 5"
-PVE: same as above during disabling of storage.
-...enough of testing for today.

As a summary i have to say that what needs most attention, is an
installer (maybe it is worth to use standard Debian installer and add
own scripts at end?). It is not elastic. Looks like for now i need to
install Debian and after that install PVE on it :(.
	But do not give up! I have tested:
1.Abiquo - 6 days out of life during installation - barely working,
maybe intuitive for windows user, but not logical for me (unix user).
Installing this reminded building house of playing cards.
2.Eucalyptus - non-Debian, which is huge flaw ;) - this also didn't work
out of the box, although they claim that. Wasted 4 days, but didn't
finished testing - my manager rushes me to build production environment.
I will test it some day.
	Summarising - although it has some flaws, for now (2009-09-15) PVE is
best solution for me.

P.S. You should really start using some bug tracking system, i hate
filling bugs on ML. It is really hard to track state of bugs on ML.

Patryk Benderz
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