[openstack-dev] a time-based resource management system

Alan Tan yst1 at students.waikato.ac.nz
Mon Dec 16 22:41:37 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,


My name is Alan and I am from the Cyber Security Lab in University of


We have recently started deploying and using Openstack in our experimental
private cloud testbed. The cloud testbed is mainly used in running our
research and teaching purposes. However, we notice that current Openstack
lacks the ability to control and manage user's access to resources in a
time-based manner. 


I.e. Current model for private clouds requires either the user to release
their resources (VMs) voluntarily or for the administrators to manually
remove the resources (VMs).


This makes capacity management a laborious effort in private clouds that
have a large user base. Hence, we have come up with the idea of an automatic
time-based resource management system that manages user access to resources
in a time slot booking style. We have detailed our plans and design in the
following wiki page. We would love to hear feedbacks from the community and
hopefully gather some interest in our project.


 <https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Cafe> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Cafe


We look forward to hearing from you. We can be contacted via email. Our
addresses are listed on the wiki page. 


Thanks and have a good day.





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