[Openstack] [Nova] Proposed removal of the PowerVM driver

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Nov 22 16:25:14 UTC 2013

Russell Bryant wrote:
> The maintainers of the PowerVM driver have proposed that it be removed
> from Nova.  Their reasons are:
>  - it is no longer in line with IBM's strategic direction with OpenStack
>  - they are not aware of anyone ever having used the driver (outside of
>    the team that developed and maintained it)
> The second point is quite important.  If anyone is using it that they do
> not know of, we need to find out.  Normally we would approach something
> like this with a phased deprecation plan (mark it deprecated in
> Icehouse, remove it in J).  There is a non-zero cost to keeping the
> code, so if we can remove it immediately, there is some benefit to Nova
> development.
> If you have an interest in this driver, please speak now.

According to the user survey there was *1* deployment that reported
using PowerVM:


Maybe the user committee could help us make sure that user knows about
this plan ?

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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