[Openstack] Management API
glen.campbell at rackspace.com
Fri Mar 4 16:03:31 UTC 2011
Thanks, Jay ‹ I'll take your suggestion and break these up; in fact, we
were planning on doing that as the next step, and we have a team here at
Rackspace that's planning on working on them. We plan on implementing
these using the 1.1 extensions mechanism initially, and thus are not
planning on synchronizing the delivery with cactus. Once available, they
could be rolled into nova-core with little effort.
On 3/4/11 8:39 AM, "Jay Pipes" <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
>I've read through the wiki page and although I think the individual
>commands are worthy commands to add to the API, I don't see why this
>is all being bunched into (yet another) API. I think if you broke out
>these commands into individual blueprints:
>* Contributors could have already completed work on some of them and
>others would have already gotten a good head start
>* We wouldn't be setting up (yet another) giant debate on whether all
>this functionality should be grouped into a Management API
>In addition, some of the added commands have dependencies that other
>commands don't. An example: the /accounts stuff clearly depends on the
>Authentication stuff currently being prototyped and debated. But the
>/hosts commands clearly don't. Grouping all this stuff together
>implies that the commands cannot be logically coded separately and
>distinctly proposed for inclusion into the singular OpenStack API.
>While I certainly recognize and respect that you need to provide a gap
>analysis to management inside Rackspace, doing things this way will
>actually prolong the coding of at least a good portion of these things
>IMHO. And, since we're now less than 2 weeks from feature freeze, I
>can't see how prolonging the coding on these features is going to
>help. I would propose that blueprints be created and assigned almost
>immediately to contributors for the commands in the proposed
>management API that do not have dependencies on things like
>Authentication. The fact that authentication is happening so late in
>the release cycle is already going to throw a wrench in many
>blueprints that are dependent on it...
>On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Glen Campbell
><glen.campbell at rackspace.com> wrote:
>> There's been some discussion of an admin/management API and what
>> would be provided there. I've been tasked with handling the technical
>> coordination of implementing Nova at Rackspace, and have thus been
>> identifying gaps between functionality that our current system provides
>> those provided by Nova.
>> I've created a preliminary proposal
>> at http://wiki.openstack.org/NovaAdminAPI this is still somewhat
>> but I want to make sure that the OpenStack community has the
>> provide feedback.
>> My expectations are that management API features will fall into two
>> categories: (1) those that would be generally useful to anyone who
>> OpenStack Compute, and (2) those that are specific to Rackspace's needs
>> perhaps another service provider). One of the goals of this discussion
>> identify those different features. While all these features will
>> be implemented using the API 1.1 extensions mechanism, those that fall
>> category (1) may be migrated to Nova-core in the near future, while (2)
>> remain Rackspace-specific extensions.
>> Glen Campbell
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