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Iprint Appliance on Xen?

So now the Iprint Appliance is available in ovf format.
How can I use this on Xen ?
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Re: Iprint Appliance on Xen?

stelgenkamp wrote:

> So now the Iprint Appliance is available in ovf format.
> How can I use this on Xen ?


I'm sure you can though it wouldn't be supported. Here's a post from
the Filr forums on how to get Filr working with Xen. I'd imagine it
would be a similar process for the iPrint appliance.

http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=467040

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Re: Iprint Appliance on Xen?

Thanks,
If studied the post, amd I think it can be done.
What I do NOT understand however is WHY ?
Novell creates a virtual appliance for Iprint
Iprint ships with OES.
OES ships with Xen

Virtual appliance is not supported and does not work on Xen out of the box.

Am I the only one who finds this stupid ?
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Re: Iprint Appliance on Xen?

On 16/07/2013 23:56, stelgenkamp wrote:

> Thanks,
> If studied the post, amd I think it can be done.
> What I do NOT understand however is WHY ?
> Novell creates a virtual appliance for Iprint
> Iprint ships with OES.
> OES ships with Xen
>
> Virtual appliance is not supported and does not work on Xen out of the
> box.
>
> Am I the only one who finds this stupid ?


It might seem stupid but it's about supportability (is that a word?) -
VMware products are the most common virtualisation platform being used
so that would seem to best one to target.

I'm sure other virtualisation platforms, like with Filr, will be
supported in due course but supporting more with version 1 would have
meant more testing required which in turn means delays to being released.

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Re: Iprint Appliance on Xen?

Simon Flood wrote:

> On 16/07/2013 23:56, stelgenkamp wrote:
>
>> Thanks,
>> If studied the post, amd I think it can be done.
>> What I do NOT understand however is WHY ?
>> Novell creates a virtual appliance for Iprint
>> Iprint ships with OES.
>> OES ships with Xen
>>
>> Virtual appliance is not supported and does not work on Xen out of the
>> box.
>>
>> Am I the only one who finds this stupid ?

>
> It might seem stupid but it's about supportability (is that a word?) -
> VMware products are the most common virtualisation platform being used
> so that would seem to best one to target.
>
> I'm sure other virtualisation platforms, like with Filr, will be
> supported in due course but supporting more with version 1 would have
> meant more testing required which in turn means delays to being released.
>
> HTH.


I am sorry but I find that to be a bunch of bull when a company chooses a
different vendor to support the product running on especially when I have
spent the last few years pushing xen as a good option. Yes I already had
filr working in xen as paravirtual. I have also already done now with iprint
as well. Really is not bad to setup. Granted some extra steps but so far I
have been testing running under xen and vmware, I tend to find better
performance under xen than vmware.

I would like to see it supported on xen as an installed rather than having
to use an ocfs. yes I know use dd. That will be my next step to test to have
it running using a physical disk off the san.

Just my 2 cents
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