[Openstack] Pondering multi-tenant needs in nova.

Jorge Williams jorge.williams at rackspace.com
Tue Feb 8 01:24:47 UTC 2011

On Feb 7, 2011, at 5:43 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:

> What if I don't want to get "my" servers only? What if I want to list
> another organization's servers, and that organization's child
> organizations' servers?

That sort of information and those sort of quires fall within the realm of configuration management.   So for any organization or customer or whatever you should be able to ask:

What resources belong to that customer/organization?  (Note just compute resources, but object store resources, or whatever)
What resources have been requested and are actively being provisioned? etc.

There should be a service (the configuration management service)  that's there  just for answering those sort of questions -- the service shouldn't necessarily have to query  nova or swift directly -- instead  the underlying configuration management database can be  populated by listening to events from swift and nova.

The shape of the CMDB and what queries it's optimized to process will vary from one deployment  to another.

-jOrGe W.

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