[openstack-dev] [TripleO][Tuskar] Terminology

Jordan OMara jomara at redhat.com
Fri Dec 13 22:11:29 UTC 2013

On 13/12/13 16:20 +1300, Robert Collins wrote:
>On 12 December 2013 21:59, Jaromir Coufal <jcoufal at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 2013/12/12 01:21, Robert Collins wrote:
>Avoiding cloud - ack.
>However, on instance - 'instance' is a very well defined term in Nova
>and thus OpenStack: Nova boot gets you an instance, nova delete gets
>rid of an instance, nova rebuild recreates it, etc. Instances run
>[virtual|baremetal] machines managed by a hypervisor. So
>nova-scheduler is not ever going to be confused with instance in the
>OpenStack space IMO. But it brings up a broader question, which is -
>what should we do when terms that are well defined in OpenStack - like
>Node, Instance, Flavor - are not so well defined for new users? We
>could use different terms, but that may confuse 'stackers, and will
>mean that our UI needs it's own dedicated terminology to map back to
>e.g. the manuals for Nova and Ironic. I'm inclined to suggest that as
>a principle, where there is a well defined OpenStack concept, that we
>use it, even if it is not ideal, because the consistency will be

I think this is a really important point. I think the consistency is a
powerful tool for teaching new users how they should expect
tripleo/tuskar to work and should lessen the learning curve, as long
they've used openstack before.

Jordan O'Mara <jomara at redhat.com>
Red Hat Engineering, Raleigh 
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