[Openstack] Allowing clients to pass capability requests through tags?
Justin Santa Barbara
justin at fathomdb.com
Fri Feb 11 00:45:24 UTC 2011
Thanks Brian - that's a great suggestion for how to get round the
limitations of the EC2 API. I've added it to the wiki page for the
*We could also stuff this information into another supported field; for
example instance-type (e.g. euca-run-instance --instance-type
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Brian Schott <bfschott at gmail.com> wrote:
> Our USC-ISI team is very interested in this. We are implementing different
> architecture types beyond x86_64. We are also interested in suggesting
> switch topology for MPI cluster jobs, passing in requests for GPU
> accelerators, etc. Currently, our approach has been to specify these
> through instance_types. What you describe is more flexible, but I wonder if
> for EC2 api we could stretch the -t flag.
> Brian Schott
> bfschott at gmail.com
> On Feb 10, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Justin Santa Barbara wrote:
> > Does anyone have any thoughts/objections on the blueprint I posted for
> allowing clients to pass capability-requests through tags? I'm planning on
> starting implementation soon, so if people think this is a bad idea I'd
> rather know before I start coding!
> > Blueprint:
> > Wiki:
> > And a quick TLDR:
> > API clients need a way to request e.g. placement of machines near each
> other / near volumes, or that a volume be created with a particular RAID
> level, or that a machine be created in a HIPAA compliant environment. (This
> is complementary to the work on hierarchical zones & URL naming, I believe)
> > I propose using the instance tags for this, e.g. specifying
> openstack:near=vol-000001 when creating an instance to request locating the
> instance 'close to' that volume.
> > By default these requests would be best-effort and ignored-if-unknown; if
> the client wants to specify that something is required and should fail if
> not understood or not satisfiable, they could use a "+" e.g.
> > Controversially (?), this would not be supported for clients using the
> AWS API, because tags can only be specified once the instance has already
> been created.
> > Feedback appreciated!
> > Justin
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