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Re: [Xen-API] [PATCH] [CP-1540] [CR-67] Remove P2V server components

On 17 Jan 2010, at 22:36, Dave Scott wrote:

> Hi,
>> Is P2V support being removed from XAPI entirely then, or just moved
>> somewhere else?
> The P2V stuff in xapi was fairly old and unmaintained (it only supported 
> ancient distros) so we thought we'd GC it and see who noticed :-)

Fair enough; I dont care so much about the P2V server itself as the guest 
installer network (which is only used by the P2V server iirc). It's very useful 
to be able to construct and bootstrap the disks in a guest purely through the 
XenAPI, even if the tunnelling through XAPI is a little slow.

> If someone wants to work on it then we could stick the code in another 
> repo... however I think the preferred approach is something like machine -> 
> OVF -> xapi rather than direct.

Machine->OVF->xapi works ok for Windows or Linux, but streaming disks across 
the API is just very convenient.  I only care about it in the context of some 
self-forking VMs work we're doing though, not for anything non-research.


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