[openstack-dev] [magnum] Magnum template manage use platform VS others as a type?

Adrian Otto adrian.otto at rackspace.com
Wed Jul 15 02:44:39 UTC 2015

One drawback to virt_type if not seen in the context of the acceptable values, is that it should be set to values like libvirt, xen, ironic, etc. That might actually be good. Instead of using the values 'vm' or 'baremetal', we use the name of the nova virt driver, and interpret those to be vm or baremetal types. So if I set the value to 'xen', I know the nova instance type is a vm, and 'ironic' means a baremetal nova instance.


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From: Hongbin Lu <hongbin.lu at huawei.com>
Date: 07/14/2015 7:20 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [magnum] Magnum template manage use platform VS others as a type?

I am going to propose a third option:

3. virt_type

I have concerns about option 1 and 2, because “instance_type” and flavor was used interchangeably before [1]. If we use “instance_type” to indicate “vm” or “baremetal”, it may cause confusions.

[1] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/flavor-instance-type-dedup

Best regards,

From: Kai Qiang Wu [mailto:wkqwu at cn.ibm.com]
Sent: July-14-15 9:35 PM
To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
Subject: [openstack-dev] [magnum] Magnum template manage use platform VS others as a type?

Hi Magnum Guys,

I want to raise this question through ML.

In this patch https://review.openstack.org/#/c/200401/

For some old history reason, we use platform to indicate 'vm' or 'baremetal'.
This seems not proper for that, @Adrian proposed nova_instance_type, and someone prefer other names, let me summarize as below:

1. nova_instance_type  2 votes

2. instance_type 2 votes

3. others (1 vote, but not proposed any name)

Let's try to reach the agreement ASAP. I think count the final votes winner as the proper name is the best solution(considering community diversity).

BTW, If you not proposed any better name, just vote to disagree all, I think that vote is not valid and not helpful to solve the issue.

Please help to vote for that name.


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Kai Qiang Wu (吴开强  Kennan)
IBM China System and Technology Lab, Beijing

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