[openstack-dev] [all] [api] API-WG PTG recap

Dulko, Michal michal.dulko at intel.com
Tue Mar 7 11:45:13 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-03-03 at 17:12 +0000, Chris Dent wrote:


> # Capabilities Discovery
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/capabilities-pike
> This began as an effort to refine a proposed guideline for
> expressing what a cloud can do:
>      https://review.openstack.org/#/c/386555/
> That was modeled as what a cloud can do, what a type of resource in
> that cloud can do, and what this specific instance of this resource
> can do.
> Discussion was wide ranging but eventually diverged into two
> separate directions:
> * Expressing cloud-level capabilities (e.g., does this cloud do floating
>    ips) at either the deployment or service level. The use of the
>    URL /capabilities is in the original spec, but since swift already
>    provides an implementation of an idea like this at /info we should
>    go with that. It's not clear what the next steps with this are,
>    other than to iterate the spec. We need volunteers to work on at
>    least reviewing that, and perhaps picking up the authorship.

Unfortunately I won't be able to dedicate time to the spec in nearest
timeframe. Anyone can feel free to grab it and update it with PTG's

> * Satisfying the use case that prompted the generic idea above:
>    Making the right buttons show up in dashboards like horizon that
>    indicate whether or not an instance can be snapshotted and other
>    similar features.
> The next steps on that latter direction are to modify the server
> info representation in the compute api to include a new key which
> answers the top 5 questions that horizon wants to be able to answer.
> Once we see how well that's working, move on.

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