[Openstack-operators] Analogs of EC2 dedicated instances & dedicated hosts?

Mohammed Naser mnaser at vexxhost.com
Mon Dec 19 22:43:32 UTC 2016

> On Dec 19, 2016, at 5:24 PM, Kimball, Conrad <conrad.kimball at boeing.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> What mechanisms does OpenStack provide that would enable me to implement behaviors analogous to AWS EC2 dedicated instances and dedicated hosts?
> ·         Dedicated instances:  an OpenStack tenant can deploy VM instances that are guaranteed to not share a compute host with any other tenant (for example, as the tenant I want physical segregation of my compute).

I don’t think this type of thing exists yet (unless you’re talking bare-metal / Ironic).

> ·         Dedicated hosts: goes beyond dedicated instances, allowing an OpenStack tenant to explicitly place only specific VM instances onto the same compute host (for example, as the tenant I want to place VMs foo and bar onto the same compute host to share a software license that is licensed per host).


> Conrad Kimball
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