[openstack-dev] Unified Guest Agent proposal

Sergey Lukjanov slukjanov at mirantis.com
Fri Dec 6 20:18:00 UTC 2013

In addition, here are several related links:

etherpad with some collected requirements:
initial thread about unified agents:


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM, Dmitry Mescheryakov <
dmescheryakov at mirantis.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> We would like to push further the discussion on unified guest agent. You
> may find the details of our proposal at [1].
> Also let me clarify why we started this conversation. Savanna currently
> utilizes SSH to install/configure Hadoop on VMs. We were happy with that
> approach until recently we realized that in many OpenStack deployments VMs
> are not accessible from controller. That brought us to idea to use guest
> agent for VM configuration instead. That approach is already used by Trove,
> Murano and Heat and we can do the same.
> Uniting the efforts on a single guest agent brings a couple advantages:
> 1. Code reuse across several projects.
> 2. Simplified deployment of OpenStack. Guest agent requires additional
> facilities for transport like message queue or something similar. Sharing
> agent means projects can share transport/config and hence ease life of
> deployers.
> We see it is a library and we think that Oslo is a good place for it.
> Naturally, since this is going to be a _unified_ agent we seek input from
> all interested parties.
> [1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/UnifiedGuestAgent
> Thanks,
> Dmitry
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Sincerely yours,
Sergey Lukjanov
Savanna Technical Lead
Mirantis Inc.
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