[openstack-dev] [nova] [neutron] What the behavior of AddFixedIp API should be?

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 14:12:31 UTC 2017

On 3/27/2017 11:42 PM, Rui Chen wrote:
> Thank you Matt, the background information is important. Seems all the
> peoples don't know how the add-fixed-ip API works,
> and there is no exact use case about it. Now neutron port-update API
> also support to set multiple fixed ip for a port, and
> the fixed-ip updating will sync to nova side automatically (I had
> verified it in my latest devstack). Updating fixed-ip for
> specified port is easier to understand for me in multiple nics case than
> nova add-fixed-ip API.
> So if others known the orignal API design or had used nova add/remove
> fixed-ip API and would like to show your use cases,
> it's nice for us to understand how the API works and when we should use
> it, we can update the api-ref and add exact usage,
> avoid users' confusion about it. Feel free to reply something, thank you.

If the functionality is available via Neutron APIs, we should just 
deprecate the multinic API like we did for the other network API proxies 
in microversion 2.36. This reminds me that Alex Xu had a blueprint for 
deprecating the multinic API [1] but it needs to be updated for Pike.

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/384261/




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