[openstack-dev] [nova][neutron] How would nova microversion get-me-a-network in the API?
kevin at benton.pub
Fri Feb 12 18:42:01 UTC 2016
Perhaps another option for '--nic'? nova boot --nic auto-allocate
On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Andrew Laski <andrew at lascii.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2016, at 12:15 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> > Forgive me for thinking out loud, but I'm trying to sort out how nova
> > would use a microversion in the nova API for the get-me-a-network
> > feature recently added to neutron  and planned to be leveraged in
> > nova (there isn't a spec yet for nova, I'm trying to sort this out for a
> > draft).
> > Originally I was thinking that a network is required for nova boot, so
> > we'd simply check for a microversion and allow not specifying a network,
> > easy peasy.
> > Turns out you can boot an instance in nova (with neutron as the network
> > backend) without a network. All you get is a measly debug log message in
> > the compute logs . That's kind of useless though and seems silly.
> > I haven't tested this out yet to confirm, but I suspect that if you
> > create a nova instance w/o a network, you can latter try to attach a
> > network using the os-attach-interfaces API as long as you either provide
> > a network ID *or* there is a public shared network or the tenant has a
> > network at that point (nova looks those up if a specific network ID
> > isn't provided).
> > The high-level plan for get-me-a-network in nova was simply going to be
> > if the user tries to boot an instance and doesn't provide a network, and
> > there isn't a tenant network or public shared network to default to,
> > then nova would call neutron's new auto-allocated-topology API to get a
> > network. This, however, is a behavior change.
> > So I guess the question now is how do we handle that behavior change in
> > the nova API?
> > We could add an auto-create-net boolean to the boot server request which
> > would only be available in a microversion, then we could check that
> > boolean in the compute API when we're doing network validation.
> I think a flag like this is the right approach. If it's currently valid
> to boot an instance without a network than there needs to be something
> to distinguish a request that wants a network created vs. a request that
> doesn't want a network.
> This is still hugely useful if all that's required from a user is to
> indicate that they would like a network, they still don't need to
> understand/provide details of the network.
> > Today if you don't specify a network and don't have a network available,
> > then the validation in the API is basically just quota checking that you
> > can get at least one port in your tenant . With a flag on a
> > microversion, we could also validate some other things about
> > auto-creating a network (if we know that's going to be the case once we
> > hit the compute).
> > Anyway, this is mostly me getting thoughts out of my head before the
> > weekend so I don't forget it and am looking for other ideas here or
> > things I might be missing.
> >  https://blueprints.launchpad.net/neutron/+spec/get-me-a-network
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > Thanks,
> > Matt Riedemann
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