Multi Datacenter Management

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Because the nature of the network I work in having multiple data centers is mandatory. With our recent deployments we will reach 26 node's in 7 locations. I've strongly advocated purchasing support from promox as well as phasing out VMware systems. Some of the more ridged SA's are digging in there heel's. One of the many complaints they have expressed to management is the lack of centralized management for all the data centers. I was hopping to put some people at ease by getting some answers.

1. Is a central datacenter management interface still in active development and is there an idea of when it would be available to paid subscribers.
2. in the mean time is there any 3rd party interfaces that use the API to manage clusters?

Another issue is file level back ups:
3. Is there any front ends to lzop & vma?
Example "lzop -d -c ${the_backup_file} | vma extract -v /dev/stdin /target/directory/name"
 
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t.lamprecht

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1. Is a central datacenter management interface still in active development and is there an idea of when it would be available to paid subscribers.
Yes, we're added API tokens for this and active development currently goes into a proof-of-concept to have remotes with VM migration to "external" nodes or clusters. A timeline of availability can not yet be promised, would be pure speculation.

3. Is there any front ends to lzop & vma?
Example "lzop -d -c ${the_backup_file} | vma extract -v /dev/stdin /target/directory/name"

Sorry, can you please elaborate on this a bit more.
 
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CRCinAU

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Yeah - I'm looking at how this could be achieved also - although we don't have anywhere near as many nodes or locations - just what will eventually be 4 nodes in 2 locations - but a slow ass WAN link between the two locations...

As such, yeah - it'd be cool to do migrations over the slow ass link - and manage them all as one - but I can see the value of having them all in the one UI - just under different 'locations' where there is currently a 'Datacentre' entry in the main list.

I mean, for us, we'd have the server / node names based on where that node is located, and with so few servers it wouldn't matter - but I can see a location aware thing as being quite handy - with optional warnings / prompts when attempting to migrate between locations...
 

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