[openstack-dev] Arbitrary "extra specs" for compute nodes?

Chris Friesen chris.friesen at windriver.com
Mon Jun 9 15:07:56 UTC 2014

On 06/07/2014 12:30 AM, Joe Cropper wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I was wondering if there was any such mechanism in the compute node
> structure to hold arbitrary key-value pairs, similar to flavors'
> "extra_specs" concept?
> It appears there are entries for things like pci_stats, stats and
> recently added extra_resources -- but these all tend to have more
> specific usages vs. just arbitrary data that may want to be maintained
> about the compute node over the course of its lifetime.
> Unless I'm overlooking an existing construct for this, would this be
> something that folks would welcome a Juno blueprint for--i.e., adding
> extra_specs style column with a JSON-formatted string that could be
> loaded as a dict of key-value pairs?

If nothing else, you could put the compute node in a host aggregate and 
assign metadata to it.


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