OVirtFosdem13 Dear *,

In the case you or your company will be currently evaluating a new or another enterprise-level computer virtualization product like VmWare ESX and Microsoft Hyper V – Windows Server Virtualization, or if you will be curious about virtualization technology then I inform you you will have the opportunity to ask all the questions you have on this topic during FOSDEM’13 – Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013 – @ the OVirt booth.

For those ones from BeNeLux who will not have to chance to be present and are interested by a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Presentation/Demo/POC then just let me know with a comment to this post and I will arrange a meeting for you.

Enclosed in this post the Wikipedia Ovirt definition as well as a Video which show how it works.

– Explanation coming from Wikipedia > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OVirt
oVirt is a free platform virtualization management web application community project started by Red Hat. oVirt is built on libvirt which could allow it to manage virtual machines hosted on any supported backend, including KVM, Xen and VirtualBox. However, oVirt is currently focused on KVM alone. oVirt is an open source software with backing from Red Hat and it is the base for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Ref :
See you @ FOSDEM’13


Dear all,

BoxGrindier is going to be present @ FOSDEM’12.

Marek Goldmann will be presenting in the JBoss.org dev room on Saturday:

11:00 – 11:55 BoxGrinder : Grind your appliances easily

Here is the abstract :

BoxGrinder is a set of tools that help you grind out appliances: preconfigured disk images with the operating system and requisite software ready to run on a selected virtualization platform. With a simple text definition file and a single command BoxGrinder will build a lean appliance from scratch, convert it to a target format, and deliver it to your chosen infrastructure.

Virtualization has become almost ubiquitous in modern scalable infrastructures, with traditional dedicated hardware setups being replaced by multi-tenanted virtual environments. This change facilitates many of the beneficial properties of Cloud Computing, key amongst which is the ability to create small, function-specific appliances that enables system components to scale independently.

BoxGrinder addresses the key problem of specifying and building such appliances. It manages complexities such as software installation, dependency resolution and remote service interactions on your behalf. Existing methods can an arduously convoluted, with poor repeatability and performance characteristics; wasting time and resulting in slow and bloated appliances.  Such factors negate many of the motivating factors for embracing Cloud computing, and this is an obstacle that BoxGrinder is specifically designed to overcome. Coherent and simple to specify and run; yet fast to build and easily customized to any desired level of complexity.

In this session we will cover the basic concepts of BoxGrinder, with discussion of techniques and use-cases that illustrate how best to utilise BoxGrinder’s powerful feature-set. Finally, we will work through a live example, from text definition to a running virtual appliance.

Ref : http://boxgrinder.org/



Dear *,

I am going to do the “SVirt” presentation in Brussels on the 16th of December 2011.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.


Ref : http://libvirt.org


Dear *,

I am going to do the “Passport To The Essential” presentation in Belgium and Luxembourg during September.

That presentation introduce the executive audience to the Cloud – Definition, Vision, Strategy, Advantage, etc… – in 15min or more if requested.

If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

Frederic 😉


Ref : http://www.openvirtualizationalliance.org

Dear *,

Following the advice Daniel gave me on my previous post related to Spice, I decided to try spice on F-15. – https://fhornain.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/spice-my-first-spice-access-to-kvm-machine/

The problem was I did not want to use F-15 on my main and only one physical machine at home.
Quite normal cause F-15 is still in Alpha. 😉

So the exercise was not difficult to realize but I admit a little bit complex.

That is to say, I still used my F-14 as a Spice Server an launched a RHEL 6 KVM with the enabled Spice option – I know it could be better if I would have use F-15 but you know the reason why I did not use it -.

Then I opened a X ssh session to my F-15 KVM virtual machine where I launched a spice client in order to access my RHEL 6 KVM . – see pictures –

So, the result of that exercise is that I confirm spice is having full SPICE support across all levels of the stack on F-15.

Even if I ran an hybrid solution between F-14 and F-15, I noticed a really nice improvement in the video flow when I ran an ogg. file inside my launched RHEL 6 KVM with the enabled Spice option.

Rem : – I did not managed to make sound working but maybe I missed some options.
– I did not try with M$ Windows as well. Nonetheless, as soon as I will have few minutes, I will.

Let hope my explanation was clear.
Anyway and again congratulation to the KVM, Spice Team for that. 🙂
Thanks also to Daniel for his help.

Best Regards
Frederic 😉

Well, I did not manage to make it work with libvirt on F-14 neither with M$ Windows XP.
Maybe tomorrow.
If you know how in F-14 let me know.

Anyway, sincere congratulation to the RHEV/SPICE Team.

Frederic 😉