[openstack-dev] [Openstack-operators] [tc][nova][ironic][mogan] Evaluate Mogan project

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Wed Sep 27 07:51:18 UTC 2017

On 27/09/17 01:59 +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
>On 2017-09-27 09:15:21 +0800 (+0800), Zhenguo Niu wrote:
>> I don't mean there are deficiencies in Ironic. Ironic itself is cool, it
>> works well with TripleO, Nova, Kolla, etc. Mogan just want to be another
>> client to schedule workloards on Ironic and provide bare metal specific
>> APIs for users who seeks a way to provider virtual machines and bare metals
>> separately, or just bare metal cloud without interoperble with other
>> compute resources under Nova.
>The short explanation which clicked for me (granted it's probably an
>oversimplification, but still) was this: Ironic provides an admin
>API for managing bare metal resources, while Mogan gives you a user
>API (suitable for public cloud use cases) to your Ironic backend. I
>suppose it could have been implemented in Ironic, but implementing
>it separately allows Ironic to be agnostic to multiple user
>frontends and also frees the Ironic team up from having to take on
>yet more work directly.


I had a similar question at the PTG and this was the answer that convinced be
may be worth the effort.


Flavio Percoco
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