[openstack-dev] [Nova] Criteria for compute drivers

Alessandro Pilotti apilotti at cloudbasesolutions.com
Tue Jul 2 21:00:41 UTC 2013

On 02.07.2013, at 20:43, "Russell Bryant" <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> Nova includes various compute drivers today, but the test coverage they
> receive varies quite a bit.  This is documented on the following wiki
> page.  The drivers are broken up into groups A, B, and C.
>    https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HypervisorSupportMatrix
> We have two new compute drivers in the queue for Havana: docker [1] and
> z/vm [2].  I'd like to propose as a piece of criteria for inclusion that
> new drivers go into groups A or B.
> Further, I would like to see *all* drivers move into groups A or B by
> the release of Icehouse.  I've been told that this is already in the
> works for VMware and baremetal, at least.

There's also work going on on the Hyper-V side.

> I feel like if there isn't enough interesting and willingness to raise
> the bar on testing a given compute driver, then we're just wasting our
> time and effort having it in the tree.
> Feedback welcome!
> Thanks,
> [1] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/new-hypervisor-docker
> [2] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/zvm-plugin
> -- 
> Russell Bryant
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