[openstack-dev] [heat] [glance] Heater Proposal

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Mon Dec 9 11:24:01 UTC 2013

Vishvananda Ishaya wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2013, at 10:07 AM, Georgy Okrokvertskhov
> <gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com <mailto:gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com>> wrote:
>> I am really inspired by this thread. Frankly saying, Glance for Murano
>> was a kind of sacred entity, as it is a service with a long history in
>> OpenStack.  We even did not think in the direction of changing Glance.
>> Spending a night with these ideas, I am kind of having a dream about
>> unified catalog where the full range of different entities are
>> presented. Just imagine that we have everything as  first class
>> citizens of catalog treated equally: single VM (image), Heat template
>> (fixed number of VMs\ autoscaling groups), Murano Application
>> (generated Heat templates), Solum assemblies
>> Projects like Solum will highly benefit from this catalog as it can
>> use all varieties of VM configurations talking with one service.
>> This catalog will be able not just list all possible deployable
>> entities but can be also a registry for already deployed
>> configurations. This is perfectly aligned with the goal for catalog to
>> be a kind of market place which provides billing information too.
>> OpenStack users also will benefit from this as they will have the
>> unified approach for manage deployments and deployable entities.
>> I doubt that it could be done by a single team. But if all teams join
>> this effort we can do this. From my perspective, this could be a part
>> of Glance program and it is not necessary to add a new program for
>> that. As it was mentioned earlier in this thread an idea of market
>> place for images in Glance was here for some time. I think we can
>> extend it to the idea of creating a marketplace for a deployable
>> entity regardless of the way of deployment. As Glance is a core
>> project which means it always exist in OpenStack deployment it makes
>> sense to as a central catalog for everything.
> +1 

+1 too.

I don't think that Glance is collapsing under its current complexity
yet, so extending Glance to a general catalog service that can serve
more than just reference VM images makes sense IMHO.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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