[Openstack-operators] [DefCore] Request for comments: Is booting Linux VM required for OpenStack interoperability?

Egle Sigler egle.sigler at rackspace.com
Mon Nov 16 21:52:14 UTC 2015

Hello Everyone,

DefCore committee would like to hear your input on this issue: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/244782/
The issue is not really vendor specific. At the heart of the issue is this question: for interoperability reasons, should certified OpenStack powered compute clouds be able to boot a Linux VM? And if so, would OpenStack based clouds running only Linux based containers be excluded? How about bare metal clouds?

Please comment, and let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Egle Sigler

DefCore Committee Co-Chair

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