[openstack-dev] [nova] FYI: Removing default flavors from nova

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Wed Apr 6 18:14:32 UTC 2016

On 04/06/2016 01:28 PM, Dean Troyer wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 12:10 PM, Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at cern.ch
> <mailto:Tim.Bell at cern.ch>> wrote:
>     I think Heat needs more of an query engine along the lines of “give me a
>     flavor with at least X cores and Y GB RAM” rather than hard coding
>     m1.large.
>     Core performance is another parameter that would be interesting to
>     select,
>     “give me a core with at least 50000 bogomips”
> I've played with a version of OSC's "server create" command that uses
> --cpu, --ram, etc rather than --flavor to size the created VM.  It is a
> tiny bit of client-side work to do this, Heat could easily do it too... 
> The trick is to not get carried away with spec'ing every last detail.

Or even just put it in Nova.

GET /flavors/?min_ram=1G&min_cpu=2

I think would be an entirely reasonable add for the flavors GET call.
It's an API add, so would need a spec, but it's fundamentally pretty
easy and probably not very controversial.


Sean Dague

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