[openstack-dev] [Neutron][LBaaS] Neutron LBaaS, Libra and "managed services"

Susanne Balle sleipnir012 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 13:44:14 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM, Eugene Nikanorov
<enikanorov at mirantis.com>wrote:

> Hi John,
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:26 AM, John Dewey <john at dewey.ws> wrote:
>>  I have a similar concern.  The underlying driver may support different
>> functionality, but the differentiators need exposed through the top level
>> API.
> Not really, whole point of the service is to abstract the user from
> specifics of backend implementation. So for any feature there is a common
> API, not specific to any implementation.
> There probably could be some exception to this guide line that lays in the
> area of admin API, but that's yet to be discussed.

Admin APIs would make sense.

>> I see the SSL work is well underway, and I am in the process of defining
>> L7 scripting requirements.  However, I will definitely need L7 scripting
>> prior to the API being defined.
>> Is this where vendor extensions come into play?  I kinda like the route
>> the Ironic guy safe taking with a "vendor passthru" API.
> I may say that core team has rejected 'vendor extensions' idea due to
> potential non-uniform user API experience. That becomes even worse with
> flavors introduced, because users don't know what vendor is backing up the
> service they have created.
> Thanks,
> Eugene.
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