[openstack-dev] [Scheduler] VM Ensembles blueprint

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Wed Jan 23 19:11:53 UTC 2013

On 01/23/2013 11:35 AM, Gary Kotton wrote:
> Hi,
> Following the proposal for VM ensembles, we drafted the blueprint
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/vm-ensembles
> <https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/vm-ensembles>. At the
> moment this is pending approval. How do we go about getting the approval?
> The blueprint enables OpenStack to deploy mission critical applications
> that are highly available. The proposed functionality cannot be achieved
> by making use of the existing scheduler hints.
> The work plan is as follows:
>     - *Stage 0*: refactor instance validation code (approved)
>     - *Stage 1*:  at the moment run_instance passes the VM details to
> the scheduler. the idea here was to pass an array of details. this will
> leave us with the same API and just change the parameters passed. the
> scheduler will treat the input accordingly - if there is one entry then
> proceed with the existing flow. if there are more then it will invoke
> the group scheduling (this is the current patch set).
>     -*Stage 2*: implement the group scheduling (currently writing unit
> tests for this)
>     - *Stage 3*: implement and extension that enables a user to pass a
> group to nova
> Please note that there will be no database changes. In stage 3 we will
> make use of the meta data to store the VM groups. This will help with
> debugging and moving forward.

I responded to your original thread with some thoughts / questions here:


Russell Bryant

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