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Re: [ANNOUNCE] ganeti-instance-guix 0.3

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] ganeti-instance-guix 0.3
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2019 23:40:05 +0200
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Guix is a functional package manager that can be installed on any
>>> GNU/Linux distribution, and offers a declarative operating system
>>> interface.  Ganeti is an API-driven clustered virtual machine manager
>>> with strong consistency guarantees.  Together they form a very powerful
>>> abstraction for building infrastructure with code.
>> I think you should write a blog article about the use cases and how this
>> fits together, for someone not familiar with Ganeti (like me!) or with
>> Guix.
> Oh yes, this sounds like a good idea.  I’d love to read more about
> this.

I am happy to do this, there's just one slight problem: Ganeti is not
available in Guix!  I have been content with running it on Debian, but
promoting that on the Guix blog sounds embarrassing ;-)

Packaging would entail making Cabal work with GHC_PACKAGE_PATH.  There
has been some demand for this on the lists already, I will give it a go.

In the mean time, for those who want to try it, here are some decent
resources (apart from the Ganeti documentation, which is pretty good):

* <>
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I can also offer professional help with deploying Ganeti, Guix, and many
other things...  Contact <address@hidden> if that sounds interesting.

> I’m not familiar with Ganeti, but it looks like it would simplify our
> complicated VM management setup that cobbles together DRBD, libvirt,
> etc.

Ganeti is a kind of 'clustered libvirt' that manages networking, DRBD,
migration etc.  It is an amazing tool, lacking only in online resources.

I wish to create a Guix-centric web frontend for it, and ultimately
build a native Guix VPS service.  But don't hold your breath for this
just yet ;-)

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