[openstack-dev] [Nova] question about "Get Guest Info" row in HypervisorSupportMatrix

Markus Zoeller mzoeller at de.ibm.com
Tue Dec 9 17:15:01 UTC 2014

> > On Tue, Dec 09, 2014 at 06:33:47PM +0300, Dmitry Guryanov wrote:
> > 
> > Hello!
> > 
> > There is a feature in HypervisorSupportMatrix 
> > (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HypervisorSupportMatrix) called "Get 
> > Info". Does anybody know, what does it mean? I haven't found anything 
> > this neither in nova api nor in horizon and nova command line.

I think this maps to the nova driver function "get_info":

I believe (and didn't double-check) that this is used e.g. by the 
Nova CLI via `nova show [--minimal] <server>` command.

I tried to map the features of the hypervisor support matrix to 
specific nova driver functions on this wiki page:

> On Tue Dec 9 15:39:35 UTC 2014, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> I've pretty much no idea what the intention was for that field. I've 
> been working on formally documenting all those things, but draw a blank 
> for that
> FYI:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/136380/1/doc/hypervisor-support.ini
> Regards, Daniel 

Nice! I will keep an eye on that :)

Markus Zoeller
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