[openstack-dev] [Murano][Congress] Application placement use case
tim at styra.com
Mon Jul 6 15:58:55 UTC 2015
This definitely sounds like an interesting use case for Congress. Keep in
mind that Congress doesn't itself do placement (though we did some
experimentation with that ). Some thoughts.
1. Let's suppose Murano/Congress/etc. allow us to figure out which app
should be deployed in which region. Is there a separate Nova for each
region that can do the actual scheduling? If not, how would Murano force
the app to be deployed in the proper region?
2. Let's assume Murano can force the app to the proper region. One option
for using Congress to compute the proper region would be to write policy
statements that enumerate the permitted regions for a given application,
and then ask Congress for one of those regions. For your statements above,
we could write the following policy statements
Solaris is required then select Region_Solaris. Or more complex If Solaris
is required then select less loaded regions from [Region_Solaris1,
permitted_region(app, region) :-
 Design doc:
On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 7:36 AM Georgy Okrokvertskhov <
gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com> wrote:
> All applications are monolithic so they don't need to be split over
> multiple regions. It is necessary to have an ability to select a region
> based on requirements and for now I don't care how they are placed inside
> the region.
> I am not sure how region's capabilities will be stored and actually this
> is a reason why I am asking if Congress will solve this. I can imagine a
> policy which says if Solaris is required then select Region_Solaris. Or
> more complex If Solaris is required then select less loaded regions from
> [Region_Solaris1, Region_Solaris2]
> In this use case Murano will deploy complex environment which consist of
> multiple atomic applications with different requirements, so deployment
> will be across clouds but for whole environment. Imagine IBM MQ on AIX and
> PowerPC + Oracle DB on Solaris + Microsoft IIS on Windows 2012 & HyperV +
> WebSphere on RHEL & KVM.
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:17 PM, <ruby.krishnaswamy at orange.com> wrote:
>> Did you mean placement at “two levels”. First to select the region and
>> then within each region, Nova scheduler will place on hosts.
>> But where will the capabilities of each region (based on which placement
>> decision will be made) be stored? Will each region be queried to obtain
>> this information?
>> Will a single application need to be placed (split across) different
>> *De :* Georgy Okrokvertskhov [mailto:gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com]
>> *Envoyé :* mercredi 1 juillet 2015 21:26
>> *À :* OpenStack Development Mailing List
>> *Objet :* [openstack-dev] [Murano][Congress] Application placement use
>> I would like to share with the community one of the real use case which
>> we saw while working with one of the Murano customer and ask an advice.
>> This customer has multiple OpenStack regions which are serving for
>> different hypervisors. The reason for that is Oracle OpenStack which is
>> used to work with Solaris on top of SPARC architecture. There are other
>> hypervisors KVM and VMWare which are used.
>> There are multiple applications which should be placed to different
>> regions based on their requirements (OS, Hypervisor, networking
>> restrictions). As there is no single cloud, Nova scheduler can’t be used
>> (at least in my understanding) so we need to have some placement policies
>> to put applications properly. And obviously we don’t want to ask end user
>> about the placement.
>> Right now in Murano we can do this by:
>> 1. Hardcoding placement inside application. This approach will work
>> and does not require any significant change in Murano. But there are
>> obvious limitations like if we have two options for placement which one
>> should be hardcoded.
>> 2. Create special placement scheduler application\class in Murano
>> which will use some logic to place applications properly. This is better
>> approach as nothing is hard coded in applications except their
>> requirements. Applications will just have a workflow to ask placement
>> scheduler for a decision and then will just use this decision.
>> 3. Use some external tool or OpenStack component for placement
>> decision. This is a very generic use case which we saw multiple times.
>> Tools like CIRBA are often used for this. Murano will need an interface to
>> ask these tools. I think about this solution as an extension of 2.
>> I am aware that Murano is working on integration with Congress and I am
>> looking for an opportunity here to address real use case of Murano usage in
>> real customer environment. It will be great to know if OpenStack can offer
>> something here without involving 3rd party tools. I suspect that this is a
>> good use case for Congress, but I would like to see how it might be
>> Georgy Okrokvertskhov
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