[rt-users] RT Virtual Appliance (on Proxmox VE - OpenVZ)

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Mon Apr 21 07:18:45 EDT 2008

On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:51 AM, Martin Maurer wrote:
> Hi all,
> We just released a virtualization platform (GPL licensed) http://pve.proxmox.com 
>  .
> On this platform, pre-build virtual appliance can be started within  
> seconds as we use http://openvz.org  here. Please note, by using OS  
> virtualization there is little overhead (just 1 to 3 % performance  
> loss, really!) – this is absolutely the fastest technology for Linux  
> server virtualization. (openVZ is the basis of Virtuozzo, the  
> commercial market leader in the VPS market).
> We are also building virtual appliances for the use in the  
> enterprise, e.g. our own mail gateway, a web filter proxy (both are  
> commercial) or a mediawiki appliance and many others will follow in  
> the next months. (please note, Proxmox VE is beta, but this will  
> change soon – subscribe here for updateshttp://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Mailing_Lists 
>  )
> We use and love RT since years so we want to contribute also a RT  
> appliance – I personally know a lot of companies who wants RT but  
> they cannot install it – too difficult. We will solve this problem.
> As we are a Debian focused company, we prefer  to build the  
> appliance based on Debian Etch (32bit) and it should be using the  
> stable RT packages, mysql or postgres (which database  is preferred?).
> So I would be happy if anyone can comment our plans and give us  
> feedback. Also I would appreciate feedback from Best Practical.

That's really excellent to hear. I'm quite looking forward to seeing  
this. With regard to Mysql/Pg: We're pretty flexible. Is one of them  
more better packaged for your platform already?

As a heads up, we have something we've been working on to ease RT  
installation, though it's not intended as competition against a fully  
virtualized solution. Shipwright, our new build and distribution  
system is designed to let us version and build RT and a full  
dependency chain (currently to "just above libc") and ship source and  
fully relocatable platform--specific binary distributions.

Virtualization fits into a different niche than what we're working on  
and I suspect that your work will be a better match for many  
organizations.  When do you expect people might be able to play with  
it? :)


> Thanks,
> Best Regards,
> Martin Maurer
> martin at proxmox.com
> http://www.proxmox.com
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