[openstack-dev] [oslo.config] Centralized config management
doug.hellmann at dreamhost.com
Thu Jan 9 18:14:13 UTC 2014
What capabilities would this new service give us that existing, proven,
configuration management tools like chef and puppet don't have?
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Nachi Ueno <nachi at ntti3.com> wrote:
> Hi Flavio
> Thank you for your input.
> I agree with you. oslo.config isn't right place to have server side code.
> How about oslo.configserver ?
> For authentication, we can reuse keystone auth and oslo.rpc.
> 2014/1/9 Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com>:
> > On 08/01/14 17:13 -0800, Nachi Ueno wrote:
> >> Hi folks
> >> OpenStack process tend to have many config options, and many hosts.
> >> It is a pain to manage this tons of config options.
> >> To centralize this management helps operation.
> >> We can use chef or puppet kind of tools, however
> >> sometimes each process depends on the other processes configuration.
> >> For example, nova depends on neutron configuration etc
> >> My idea is to have config server in oslo.config, and let cfg.CONF get
> >> config from the server.
> >> This way has several benefits.
> >> - We can get centralized management without modification on each
> >> projects ( nova, neutron, etc)
> >> - We can provide horizon for configuration
> >> This is bp for this proposal.
> >> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/oslo/+spec/oslo-config-centralized
> >> I'm very appreciate any comments on this.
> > I've thought about this as well. I like the overall idea of having a
> > config server. However, I don't like the idea of having it within
> > oslo.config. I'd prefer oslo.config to remain a library.
> > Also, I think it would be more complex than just having a server that
> > provides the configs. It'll need authentication like all other
> > services in OpenStack and perhaps even support of encryption.
> > I like the idea of a config registry but as mentioned above, IMHO it's
> > to live under its own project.
> > That's all I've got for now,
> > FF
> > --
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> > Flavio Percoco
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