[openstack-dev] [nova] Feedback for upcoming user survey questionnaire

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Dec 26 23:08:56 UTC 2016

We have the opportunity to again [1] ask a question in the upcoming user 
survey which will be conducted in February. We can ask one question and 
have it directed to either *users* of Nova, people *testing* nova, or 
people *interested* in using/adopting nova. Given the existing adoption 
of Nova in OpenStack deployments (98% as of October 2016) I think that 
sliding scale really only makes sense to direct a question at existing 
users of the project. It's also suggested that for projects with over 
50% adoption to make the question quantitative rather than qualitative.

We have until January 9th to submit a question. If you have any 
quantitative questions about Nova to users, please reply to this thread 
before then.

Personally I tend to be interested in feedback on recent development, so 
I'd like to ask questions about cells v2 or the placement API, i.e. they 
were optional in Newton but how many deployments that have upgraded to 
Newton are deploying those features (maybe also noting they will be 
required to upgrade to Ocata)? However, the other side of me knows that 
most major production deployments are also lagging behind by a few 
releases, and may only now be upgrading, or planning to upgrade, to 
Mitaka since we've recently end-of-life'd the Liberty release. So asking 
questions about cells v2 or the placement service is probably premature. 
It might be better to ask about microversion adoption, i.e. if you're 
monitoring API request traffic to your cloud, what % of compute API 
requests are using a microversion > 2.1.

Previous release priorities might spur some other ideas [2].

[2] https://specs.openstack.org/openstack/nova-specs/#priorities



Matt Riedemann

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