[openstack-dev] [all] how to send messages (and events) to our users

Chris Friesen chris.friesen at windriver.com
Tue Apr 7 03:53:17 UTC 2015

On 04/06/2015 08:55 PM, Angus Salkeld wrote:
> Hi all
> For quite some time we (Heat team) have wanted to be able to send messages to our
> users (by user I do not mean the Operator, but the User that is interacting with
> the client).
> What do I mean by "user messages", and how do they differ from our current log
> messages and notifications?
> - Our current logs are for the operator and have information that the user
> should not have
>    (ip addresses, hostnames, configuration options, other tenant info etc..)
> - Our notifications (that Ceilometer uses) *could* be used, but I am not sure if
> it quite fits.
>    (they seem a bit heavy weight for a log message and aimed at higher level events)


> What are some options we could investigate:
> 1. remote syslog
> 2. Zaqar
> 3. Other options:
>     Please chip in with suggestions/links!

What about a per-user notification topic using the existing notification backend?


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