[Openstack-operators] Guaranteed Resources

Simon Pasquier spasquier at mirantis.com
Fri Oct 24 07:38:01 UTC 2014

Hello Joe,
I would have recommended to have a look at Blazar but since you already
did... Maybe your users could mimic how Blazar accomplishes resource
reservation? IIUC Blazar will spawn the reserved instances but in shelved
mode [1] so they won't consume any cloud resources but they will still be
accounted by the resource tracker. When the lease starts, Blazar will
unshelve the instances.
[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Blazar#Virtual_instance_reservation

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Joe Topjian <joe at topjian.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm sure some of you have run into this situation before and I'm wondering
> how you've dealt with it:
> A user requests that they must have access to a certain amount of
> resources at all times. This is to prevent them from being unable to launch
> instances in the cloud when the cloud is at full capacity.
> I've always seen the nova.reservations table, so I thought there was some
> simple reservation system in OpenStack but never got around to looking into
> it. I think I was totally wrong about what that table does -- it looks like
> it's just used to assist in deducting resources from a user's quota when
> they launch an instance.
> There are also projects like Climate/Blazar, but a cursory look says it
> requires Keystone v3, which we're not using right now.
> Curiously, the quotas table has a column called "hard_limit" which would
> make one think that there was such a thing as a "soft_limit", but that's
> not the case, either. I see a few blueprints about adding soft limits, but
> nothing in place.
> Has anyone cooked up their own solution for this?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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