[Openstack] Novatools ...
eday at oddments.org
Thu Feb 24 22:36:52 UTC 2011
On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 02:33:42PM -0800, Devin Carlen wrote:
> This is a bit nitpicky but I'd rather see it called just "nova", as in:
> nova describe images
> Who has strong opinions?
> On Feb 24, 2011, at 1:30 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Eric Day <eday at oddments.org> wrote:
> >> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 03:48:25PM -0500, Jay Pipes wrote:
> >>> I just don't want to end up with:
> >>> os-describe-images
> >>> os-describe-image-attribute
> >>> os-describe-instances
> >>> os-describe-groups
> >>> os-describe-zones
> >>> os-describe-keypairs
> >>> os-describe-volumes
> >>> os-describe-snapshots
> >>> The above is asinine, IMO.
> >> Completely agree. :)
> > Cool. Was starting to lose my mind thinking people *really* wanted to
> > duplicate the eucatools mess...
> >>> If you want to have an os-compute and an os-network CLI tool, cool,
> >>> but I think that:
> >>> os-compute describe images
> >>> os-compute describe image-attribute
> >>> os-compute describe instances
> >>> os-compute describe groups
> >>> etc...
> >>> is far more workable than 15 separate CLI tools that do essentially
> >>> identical things.
> >> Yup, agree. Also keep in mind that some operations may be duplicates
> >> across services, just with a different context. For example,
> >> in a deployment where you use glance backed by swift for nova,
> >> os-compute describe image <id> may be the same as os-image describe
> >> <id> or os-object describe <id> (swift), but the os-compute is in
> >> the context of instances so it could have more metadata. This will
> >> mirror the dependency tree we see between services (especially as
> >> they are split out).
> > ++
> >> We want to make sure there are tools so services can stand alone as
> >> needed (for example, os-image if you run glance standalone). Services
> >> that combine other services (like nova) should aggregate these into
> >> context-specific commands so you don't *need* to use the underlying
> >> service tools for most things. This allows you to control nova use
> >> one tool. :)
> > No disagreement from me.
> > -jay
> > p.s. thx for not sending me to /dev/null ;)
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