[Kea-users] Experimental binary Kea1.6 packages posted

Kevin Olbrich ko at sv01.de
Thu Jul 4 14:16:50 UTC 2019


Hello Michal, hello list,

I've tested Kea 1.6 with Buster on a WiFi network gateway server and
it works pretty well!
So far there have been 900 active devices since monday.
DHCP lease works flawless.

The gateway has 8 communities (networks / interfaces), each with it's own scope.
Only DHCP options for router, DNS and NTP are in use.

I've no complex scenarios like hooks in use but a lot of different
devices that enter and leave the network.

So far, so good. Everything works as expected for me!

Kind regards
Kevin

Am Mi., 3. Juli 2019 um 09:49 Uhr schrieb Michal Nowikowski <godfryd at isc.org>:
>
> Hello,
>
> And what is your experience with new ISC Kea packages?
> Does it work well on Debian Buster?
>
> Regards,
> Michal
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michal Nowikowski" <godfryd at isc.org>
> To: "Kevin Olbrich" <ko at sv01.de>
> Cc: "KEA-Users (kea-users at lists.isc.org)" <kea-users at lists.isc.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:31:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [Kea-users] Experimental binary Kea1.6 packages posted
>
> Hello,
>
> Sounds pretty cool.
> Thanks for all this information.
>
> Regards,
> Michal
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Olbrich" <ko at sv01.de>
> To: "Michal Nowikowski" <godfryd at isc.org>
> Cc: "KEA-Users (kea-users at lists.isc.org)" <kea-users at lists.isc.org>, "Victoria Risk" <vicky at isc.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:25:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [Kea-users] Experimental binary Kea1.6 packages posted
>
> Hello,
>
> I am using this:
> https://github.com/andsens/bootstrap-vz
>
> This piece of software can create images for a special composition of
> software. I've got 41 different compilations atm, e.g. routers,
> monitoring, elastic stack, OpenNebula, reverse proxy, etc.
> It's also perfect for CI, either by using the VM or to debug the
> package repository.
>
> I am only using the KVM provider but it also builds VMs for GCE or AWS
> including their toolset.
> We even use it for a thinclient image that is rolled out to hundreds
> of devices, real hardware, not VM.
>
> My project also includes the configuration database client which helps
> me during rollout (firstboot). This might be of no interest to you and
> can be deleted after clone.
>
> To build such an image, you just need a folder with the 3rd party repo
> keys and the YML file which describes the image.
>
> The purpose is an alternative to docker. Docker is fine for single
> apps but no solution for routers, buildservers or even docker itself
> (https://bitbucket.org/code-orange/appstack-docker-vm).
> That's why I built a lot of real VMs instead of docker.
>
> The project itself has been silent for some time until the maintainer
> finally archived it. Thats no problem because I would describe it as
> "feature complete". It is able to build buster, which is not even
> released yet.
> I just started a fork last night, to do soe optimizations when
> necessary: https://github.com/kevin-olbrich/bootstrap-vz (currently I
> only moved to elevator noop instead of cfq/deadline for KVM).
>
> I have a library of these images. If I need to deploy a WiFi gateway
> (Freifunk in Germany - https://freifunk.net/en/), I just use the
> newest GuestGW-image (btw. this is one that uses Kea) and place it on
> the hypervisor.
> After a quick configuration using Virsh/Virt-manager and insertion of
> the data into my CMDB, I just do a "cmdb-deploy reboot" and the system
> is setup.
>
> This allows me to roll back and forth using old images or disks. Also
> I do not need to backup those VMs, just some folders and their data.
> (Do I realy need to backup Kea's lease files? Nope.)
> To migrate I just replaced stretch by buster and ran a rebuild on my
> jenkins. For the compilations that work, this was a flawless upgrade
> compared to the chaos by using APT.
> That's also the point that had me wondering why buster completely lacks Kea.
>
> The images are clean and small. In the mean, an image is about 2G in
> size, fitting on nearly any media. They are also much faster than
> manualy installed images (and I don't know why). A reboot of a GuestGW
> takes about 5 seconds.
>
> Kind regards
> Kevin
>
> Am Do., 27. Juni 2019 um 05:58 Uhr schrieb Michal Nowikowski <godfryd at isc.org>:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > What tool do you use for building VMs?
> > It seems interesting.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Michal
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kevin Olbrich" <ko at sv01.de>
> > To: "Michal Nowikowski" <godfryd at isc.org>
> > Cc: "KEA-Users (kea-users at lists.isc.org)" <kea-users at lists.isc.org>, "Victoria Risk" <vicky at isc.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:17:27 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Kea-users] Experimental binary Kea1.6 packages posted
> >
> > Hello!
> >
> > My image build process succeeded
> > (https://bitbucket.org/code-orange/netstack-kea-vm).
> > I'm going to test it this evening and report back to you.
> >
> > Thank you for providing the needed buster packages!
> >
> > Kind regards
> > Kevin
> >
> > Am Mi., 26. Juni 2019 um 09:32 Uhr schrieb Kevin Olbrich <ko at sv01.de>:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > that's not a problem, this network has been built for such tests. If
> > > DHCP fails, another LB with Deb Stretch will keep up working but we
> > > will get a warning.
> > >
> > > Kind regards
> > > Kevin
> > >
> > > Am Mi., 26. Juni 2019 um 09:25 Uhr schrieb Michal Nowikowski <godfryd at isc.org>:
> > > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > Please, keep in mind that the packages are experimental.
> > > > I would not suggest to deploy them to production yet.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Michal
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Kevin Olbrich" <ko at sv01.de>
> > > > To: "Michal Nowikowski" <godfryd at isc.org>
> > > > Cc: "KEA-Users (kea-users at lists.isc.org)" <kea-users at lists.isc.org>, "Victoria Risk" <vicky at isc.org>
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:17:06 AM
> > > > Subject: Re: [Kea-users] Experimental binary Kea1.6 packages posted
> > > >
> > > > Hi Michal,
> > > >
> > > > thank you very much! I saw them yesterday (CEST) and will build new
> > > > images today.
> > > > These images will go into production for a large WiFi network
> > > > immediately, I will give feedback at end of the week.
> > > >
> > > > Again, thank you and your team for helping me, getting our Buster
> > > > production image ready.
> > > >
> > > > Kind regards
> > > > Kevin
> > > >
> > > > Am Mi., 26. Juni 2019 um 09:11 Uhr schrieb Michal Nowikowski <godfryd at isc.org>:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > I have just uploaded packages for Debian 10 (Buster) and Fedora 30.
> > > > > They can be found at the same place: https://cloudsmith.io/~isc/repos/kea-1-6/
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > > Michal
> > > > >
> > > > > ________________________________
> > > > > From: "Victoria Risk" <vicky at isc.org>
> > > > > To: "Kevin Olbrich" <ko at sv01.de>
> > > > > Cc: "KEA-Users (kea-users at lists.isc.org)" <kea-users at lists.isc.org>
> > > > > Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 9:44:25 PM
> > > > > Subject: Re: [Kea-users] Experimental binary Kea1.6 packages posted
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Jun 21, 2019, at 3:31 PM, Kevin Olbrich <ko at sv01.de> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello Victoria,
> > > > >
> > > > > is it possible to also build buster? I am in the position to test
> > > > > 1.6.0 but only with buster, not stable / stretch.
> > > > > Buster is around the corner and there is no compatible version of Kea yet.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, we will try to add Debian 10 to the list.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I did a quick test with cloudsmith and it's missing buster.
> > > > >
> > > > > Kind regards
> > > > > Kevin
> > > > >
> > > > > Am Fr., 21. Juni 2019 um 22:33 Uhr schrieb Victoria Risk <vicky at isc.org>:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Kea-users,
> > > > >
> > > > > We have just set up a repository with brand-new binary packages for the Kea 1.6 beta using a hosted repository service.
> > > > > The repository is at https://cloudsmith.io/~isc/repos/kea-1-6/
> > > > >
> > > > > Packages are available from ISC for:
> > > > > CentOS7
> > > > > Fedora 28 & 29
> > > > > Debian 9
> > > > > Ubuntu 18.10 & 19.04
> > > > >
> > > > > You should be able to install packages from there without any account or login. If you go to the site, and click on the link ’Set Me Up’ you will find explicit scripts for updating for each of those OSes listed above.
> > > > >
> > > > > Everything in this post is beta - the software is a beta version, we are testing the repo, and the packages are experimental.
> > > > > Please give it a try and let us know what your experience is. We cannot guarantee that we won’t change anything - this is why we are asking for feedback.  If any part of the experience is dissappointing or confusing or not what what you expect, I would like to hear about it.  If you like it, it wouldn’t hurt to hear that too.
> > > > >
> > > > > We are planning to maintain this repo and these packages going forward for new Kea releases, if all goes well.
> > > > >
> > > > > ISC Support customers: we are setting up a restricted-access repository for the premium subscriber hooks. You should look for an update in your ticket queue next week with instructions on how to access that repository for the non-open source components.
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Vicky
> > > > > -------
> > > > >
> > > > > Victoria Risk
> > > > > Product Manager
> > > > > Internet Systems Consortium
> > > > > vicky at isc.org
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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> > > > > Victoria Risk
> > > > > Product Manager
> > > > > Internet Systems Consortium
> > > > > vicky at isc.org
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