[Openstack-operators] Newbie Question - Can I interface with open stack providers from my desktop?
matt at nycresistor.com
Tue Aug 14 00:12:52 UTC 2012
It's an interesting use case. I mean in theory horizon can do EXACTLY
this. Because it understands ACLs all it really needs is access to
the API endpoints.... which keystone's directory service should
And that means...
A user who has openstack tm compatible images running on a variety of
clouds could provide a unified web interface on all those clouds
rather than relying on white labeled / customized interfaces. I could
see this as a legitimate use case for hybrid cloud deployments.
It's interesting to consider that sort of use case. Never thought of
doing it myself. A little bit inception like.
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Trey Duskin <trey at maldivica.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure if Horizon will support this, although if the cloud provider's
> APIs are standard, it might be possible to set up Horizon and point it at
> the provider's endpoints.
> However, why would you want to do this? If we're talking Rackspace or HP,
> they have consoles which appear to give you the same basic functionality as
> Horizon. Right now you should be able to "run [your] own cloud from an old
> crusty pentium laptop with 512MB of memory." Am I missing something?
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 7:57 PM, Mr IT Guru <misteritguru at gmx.com> wrote:
>> Good Morning Open Stack People,
>> Please forgive this naive question.
>> I've been trying to follow Open Stack, and to be honest, I think it's
>> pretty awesome. From my understanding of Horizon, it's a dashboard for
>> controlling the features of the stack as a whole. I can't help but thinking
>> that, that's great for managing my own private setup - But can I use it to
>> interface with a third party implementation - for example, My Rack Space
>> account? And if not why not!!! (Just kidding). If this is off topic for the
>> list, then I'm sorry, but my mind keeps racing as I think of the
>> possibilities. If I'm off target, or if this is not the aim of Horizon, then
>> I think I'll be a bit disappointed. I've been following this project since
>> it was announced just to see the day where I can run my own cloud from an
>> old crusty pentium laptop with 512MB of memory!!
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