[openstack-dev] [nova][cinder][ceilometer][glance][all] Loading clients from a CONF object

Mathieu Gagné mgagne at iweb.com
Thu Jun 12 17:28:22 UTC 2014

On 2014-06-12, 7:18 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> On 06/11/2014 08:12 PM, Mathieu Gagné wrote:
>> On 2014-06-11, 7:52 PM, Sean Dague wrote:
>> I'm concerned about the [nova] section being (one day) overloaded with
>> options unrelated to the actual nova client configuration. Although my
>> concern could be wrong.
> I feel like you need to put your opperator hat on when it comes to conf
> files. Nova is the compute service. Talking to nova is doing nova
> things. Nova_client has no real meaning, and it actually gets kind of
> confusing what's a client in an openstack cloud.
> Because neutron is a nova client, nova is a neutron / glance client /
> cinder client, glance is a swift client.
> So that subtlety makes sense to people that spend time reading code. But
> from an Ops perspective, seems to just add a layer of confusion.
> The config file should be a view that makes sense from configuring a
> system by someone that's not reading the code. Not just a reflection of
> the code structure dejour that parses it.
> Which is why I think [nova] makes sense.

I agree with you, [nova] looks more suitable.


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