[openstack-dev] Shovel (RackHD/OpenStack)

Mooney, Sean K sean.k.mooney at intel.com
Wed Jan 13 21:22:20 UTC 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay Pipes [mailto:jaypipes at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:53 PM
> To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] Shovel (RackHD/OpenStack)
> On 01/13/2016 03:28 PM, Keedy, Andre wrote:
> > Hi All, I'm pleased to announce a new application called 'Shovel 'that
> > is now available in a public repository on GitHub
> > (https://github.com/keedya/Shovel).  Shovel is a server with a set of
> > APIs that wraps around RackHD/Ironic's existing APIs allowing users to
> > find Baremetal Compute nodes that are dynamically discovered by RackHD
> > and register them with Ironic. Shovel also uses the SEL pollers
> > service in RackHD to monitor compute nodes and logs errors from SEL
> > into the Ironic Database.  Shovel includes a graphical interface using
> Swagger UI.
> >
> > Also provided is a Shovel Horizon plugin to interface with the Shovel
> > service that is available in a public repository on GitHub
> > (https://github.com/keedya/shovel-horizon-plugin). The Plugin adds a
> > new Panel to the admin Dashboard called rackhd that displays a table
> > of all the Baremetal systems discovered by RackHD. It also allows the
> > user to see the node catalog in a nice table view, register/unregister
> > node in Ironic, display node SEL and enable/register a failover node.
> >
> > I invite you to take a look at Shovel and Shovel horizon plugin that
> > is available to the public on GitHub.
> Would EMC be interested in contributing to the OpenStack Ironic project
> around hardware discovery and automated registration of hardware? It
> would be nice to have a single community pulling in the same direction.
> It looks to me that RackHD is only a few months old. Was there a
> particular reason that EMC decided to start a new open source project
> for doing hardware management instead of contributing to the OpenStack
> Ironic project?
> It was a bit surprising to me actually, to see Joe Heck, who used to be
> a very active contributor in OpenStack, started the RackHD project.
> Also, just FYI, "Shovel" is a RabbitMQ thing:
> https://www.rabbitmq.com/shovel.html
> Might be worth looking into a rename of your project to avoid confusion,
> but that's just a suggestion.
Its also a python library for converting function into tasks invokable
>From the commandline however it has not had a release in the past year so
Development may not be ongoing.


> Best,
> -jay
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