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

Michal Nowikowski godfryd at isc.org
Thu Jun 27 07:31:10 UTC 2019


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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